However, chalkboard paint adds something that traditional paint doesn’t and that is…TEXTURES
Love it or hate it, once you’ve written a few messages and then wipe them off to write new ones, chalk adds texture and character to a wall and a room like nothing else does.
I say love or hate, because personally, I love the look and texture of chalk writing on a wall (+ it makes a really nice background to take portraits!) but I don’t like the feel of chalk on my fingers, which is a small detail and I’m adding it to “the list of things I need TO GET OVER WITH” but it’s pretty much what stopped until then.
I read my post from January 2016 a couple of days ago and my excitement for the year ahead, back then made me smile.
Considering, we had lost our dad two months before, my eagerness to move on as quickly as I could from the pain and grief, was a bit naive to say the least :-)
2016 was indeed a year of grief, acceptance and gratitude as we lost more loved ones and so did the rest of the world.
I can feel this year has changed me though.
I’m not sure if I have changed in a good or bad way but I certainly feel different with regular siesmic kicks from my inner child who seems keen to get out and live her life to the full. How about you!? How are you feeling a few days in 2017?
Business wise, 2016 was a big transitional year too. Closing the chapter on 10 years of my life when I sold the e-shop, was a big thing but I’m glad to say that it remains one of my best decisions ever. First, not taking care of all things shop-related, has considerably reduced my stress level and freed me so much time that I have been able to rekindle with a big passion of mine: photography.
I also started surfing at 40+ (how cool is this!? ) and opened a new Instagram account in the process, which has given me a great deal of happiness (and it’s important to have little things that make you happy). It had also allowed me to take the time to see what I wanted to do in the years ahead work wise (i.e. taking nice portraits of people like Mathilde above).
Last year, there were four things I wanted to achieve on the personal level and they worked well for me. This year, I want to fine tune these and add a fifth, important one.
BE FIT & HEALTHY
This one is probably on everyone’s wish list and it’s a year on year work in progress for me but I deeply believe it’s important you and I keep trying to make it happen until it happens. Let’s not focused on the things we didn’t manage, how many times we fell off the wagon but instead let’s look at all these small changes we make year after year which eventually add up.
I’m still building healthy habitsand make small, manageable changes each time I get the chance and so can you. Remember, Rome wasn’t built in a day. Continue Reading