Where does January go? Do you find that we are busy with preparations for the Festive Season and New Year and then with a click of the fingers, January has come and gone?
I missed out on writing my coffee catch up for December so wanted to start the New Year back on track and just enjoying sharing Life with Sue each month.
The New Year started with Mike and I enjoying our apartment at the Gold Coast. The summer weather was glorious and we enjoyed spending quality time together. We went for lunch at a local restaurant with a gorgeous view over the ocean.
I’m making the most of the time I have with my daughter and grandsons, Ethan 4-1/2 & Elliot who has just turned 8 months old. Ethan started school this week and what a huge milestone not only for him but also his parents and grandparents. I’m sure there will be a tear or two on the day – not from him but from Rachel and I 🙂 He was so proud of his new school uniform which he modeled for me. Such precious times.
My daughter goes back to work in April so I’m cherishing our time together. Are you fortunate to live close by your family like I do or are you a long distance grandparent?
Ethan and I had some ‘Ethan/Nan’ time when we visited the Museum. We caught the bus to the Convention Centre then visited the Museum and Art Gallery before spending some time wildlife watching at Southbank. Special times.
We have finally booked an Alaskan Cruise and Canadian Rockies Tour for later in the year. This has been on our bucket list for quite some time so both Mike and I are looking forward to our next adventure.
HEALTH & WELLNESS
I’m back into running with my Saturday Sisters and it was lovely to have my daughter join us again. We have entered the International Women’s Day 10km Fun Run on the 3rd March, so we are now training for that.
I recommend Yoga with Adriene who I discovered late last year. I’m taking her 30 day Dedicate yoga challenge for January and just love it! Here is the link if you would like to check out her website.
I discovered a FREE Yoga practice in the park across from my house each Sunday plus they also have African Dance Classes which I might try. It’s all about learning and trying new things. Why not check out Free classes where you live – you would be surprised at what is on offer? It iss a great way to try something new before committing long term.
I also attended a workout session with Peta from Strong Healthy Women. The workout was great and what made my visit so special was the warm welcome I received from the other ladies in the group. One lady is 82 and has been attending Peta’s workout classes for 12 years! Peta will be providing some videos for my #FitFabFeb2019 which I will be sharing with you.
I WAS A MODEL FOR A DAY!
It was a fun experience being a model for a Facebook Live with Jan Wild from Retiring, Not Shy! and Bec from Adrift Clothing. I loved the dress I was wearing and it was a lovely gift for me to take home. All the ladies looked lovely and we were joined by Min from Write of the Middle and Sandy from Tray Tables Away.
Click through HERE to find the online store for Adrift. If you purchase using this link Retiring not Shy! will receive a small commission but you won’t pay any extra. 🙂
Mini Habits: Smaller Habits, Bigger Results by Stephen Guise. I’ve always believed that we need to break down our major goals into smaller manageable steps. I like to call them ‘Baby Steps’. Stephen has some sensible ideas on changing our habits so I would recommend his book to you.
I finally chose my words for 2019 I call it My Eureka Moment! Yes, I chose two words ‘Commit’ & ‘Evolve’. I’m calling 2019 ‘the evolution of Sue’ so looking forward to trying new things, learning and growing and of course encouraging my readers to do the same.
#FitFabFeb2019 is almost here and that is part of my ‘Evolution of Sue’! The dust has settled after the Festive season and I think February is a great time to think about where we are and where we would like to be. If you missed my post explaining what #FitFabFeb2019 is then you can find out HERE. I would love you to join me and remember it isn’t a challenge but a new beginning.
I’m also continuing my Over 50 & Thriving Series for 2019 and we have started with some very inspiring women. Catch up on their stories HERE
Friendships through Blogging
An unexpected surprise for the last week of the month! I was so happy to meet with my blogging friend, Debbie Harris from Deb’s World. Deb just happened to be in Brisbane for a few hours so I couldn’t pass up the opportunity of meeting her IRL (in real life).
I have been very excited all month as my BBB (Best Blogging Buddy), Leanne Le Cras from Cresting the Hill and her husband will be visiting Brisbane at the end of January/early February. We have been blogging friends for 4 years but haven’t ever met IRL. We both say we are ‘sisters from another life’ as we have so much in common. I can’t wait to see her and also I’ll be organising a catch up lunch for her to meet some other bloggers. Watch for the photos next month!
Well that about wraps up January. It’s been a great start to the year and I do hope you can join me for another coffee catchup next month.