#evertheoptimist

Feel like an extra in your own life? Sweeping the boards again? Make a spectacle of it! #popupconversations #samuelbeckett #playfulmondays #3Dfacilitation #3Dconversations #evertheoptimist #firstsculptureoftheday
Maybe this is slightly over ambitious 🤔😂 #goalsfortheweek #sundaynight #evertheoptimist
Love this quote by C. S. Lewis❤ Age is but number, it does not define who you are or what you can achieve❣
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#inspirationalquotes #iammyself #settinggoals #achievinggoals #brightersideoflife #evertheoptimist
Back to my happy place (another $3 well spent, this time on ciabatta) on this cold and kind of crummy day. Annoying work request from people who think they're your top priority? ✔️ Unfinished projects, with deadlines looming? ✔️ Laptop issues that are likely going to be 💸💸💸? ✔️ As much as this all sucks, it's going to be okay. Also, we're having ciabatta with our dinner tonight. #evertheoptimist #carblover
It's been a wet and grey day but some things are worth getting soaked for. 🤩
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#murmuration #aberystwyth #greyday #rainyday #wales #lifeisforliving #livelifehappy #starlings #rainydays☔️ #greysky #wetandwindy
This flu is killing my gym goals but I'm killin it on puppy snuggles and reading books ⭐️ #evertheoptimist #silverlining oh and I watched #astarisborn and it was excellent 👌🏻
Every so often it’s okay to look through those rose-tinted glasses!
#evertheoptimist #kingdom #faith
Ever the... || I love how the Gannel (beautiful estuary on the edge of Newquay, Cornwall) boats just casually hang out along there. Most definitely the opposite of a glamorous marina, where everything is for show. This place is home to a set of chilled out water crafts that are very at ease with themselves. Hope they're squaring up to #stormfreya which is kicking around them all right now and is all set to hammer her wrath harder as the day goes through
Waiting on #stormfreya coming to Scotland.
Sunburn on Wednesday, Frostbite on Thursday,
Rain and High Winds on Saturday...
Welcome to Scotland!
Land of the brave hearts and the optimists!ha!
Have a beautiful weekend!❤️ #scotland #braveheart #evertheoptimist #optimistic #westlothian #livingstonvillage #storm #weather #spring #stepoutside #lookaround #lookup
No idea how I managed to run a 10km in January. Started to run for LISS sessions last week. It took me 37 minutes to run just over 6km today! #lotsofwalkinginbetween 🚶🏼‍♀️ It’s at least an improvement on the 43 minutes it took me last week 😂 #evertheoptimist #whyisitsohard #runningforliss #lissday #lissdone
#winterwonderland. Just kidding. It's wet and dirty and gross.

#evertheoptimist #snowday #eugeneblizzard #winterof2019 #groceryshopping
My local Waterstones ordered a new batch of books, always satisfying, so I popped in to see where they were being displayed. Turns out A Long Goodbye is directly below new fellow Jersey resident and multi-million best-selling author, @peterjamesuk.
I wonder which pile will go down quicker? 😇😬
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#evertheoptimist #amwriting ✍️}}
I am *very* over the snow. As discussed, it’s terrible for business and my bod is really feeling all of this shoveling. AND ALSO, I’ve honestly got it pretty good and there’s really a lot to be thankful for. So, here are some things I’m grateful for... snowy weather edition... .

For the maintenance man from my building fixing the handle on my favorite shovel. .

For my boots that are always warm and waterproof. And, for all my cold weather gear. .

For the lady that told me I do a good job shoveling this AM even though I’ve felt very behind the last few weeks. .

For the ability to not be in charge of snow removal at my shop. .

For a car that handles snow very, very well. .

For having a spot in the lot this year and not having to find parking on these snowy streets. .

For social media and the internet and people who are wonderful enough to buy things from my shop even if it’s too snowy to come in. .

For my heated blanket. .

For how excited we’ll all be when this passes. .

For how beautiful the snow can be. And, how much it feels like home. .
>>What snowy weather things are you grateful for?
Apart from the odd grumpy day 😉, I am a true optimist. I see life as one big adventure, it will have good days and it will have bad days. I savour the good days so that I can remember them on the bad ones #goodthingsarecoming
A little something we call the "black mold scenario." Unfortunately, even designers aren't exempt from Murphy's law. A faulty window seal destroyed the hardwood at Kim's house, so she was both client and designer as she chose a replacement for a floor she already loved. There are no disasters, only opportunities, as Angie would say. Swipe to see her solution! #evertheoptimist #motivatedbydesign #designsolution
I'm probably being optimistic but today feels the Winter to Spring cusp in London. The sky is blue, the sun is shining and you can feel its warmth, there’s buds and bulbs starting to burst into life and (my favourite) the birds are belting out love songs 🤩 #springisintheair #newseason #sunshine #endofwinter #optimist #newlife #london
Dags för vårkappan! #evertheoptimist
What a gorgeous day! 20 points over 12 holes with THREE blobs 🙈Driver was amazing, irons not so good. Hope this is the start of summer ☀️#evertheoptimist
The face that simply does not understand the words 'we've run out of carrots' @cafevangogh01 #butwhy #carrotfiend #evertheoptimist #veganlondon #vegansofig #scottieprincess #scottiesoflondon #scottiesofinstagram #scottishterriersofinstagram #scottishterrier #blackdogforblackdays #blackdogsofinstagram
Feeling hopeful that Spring is edging closer #evertheoptimist #sunset #stillfebruary #watermaelboitsfort #watermaelbosvoorde #belgique🇧🇪 #belgien🇧🇪
Slowly but surely spring is approaching. Slightly lighter this morning than same time last week #evertheoptimist #springiscoming
Another year another BP 👎🏻...but seeing as some of my favourite artists always get rejected I think I’m in good company... It may not be BP worthy but it’s the start of a very exciting new path for me in my work and for that I’m grateful .. #movingonup #portrait #portraitartist #notactuallythatbothered #oilpainting #contemporaryart #contemporarypainting #britishartist #bpportrait #colour #artwork #artist #evertheoptimist #newdirections #markmaking #myboy
Finally back in the world of smartphones! Here's a throwback to my catch up with my Spanish big sis @theamazingarantxa because it's her special day and also I'd rather remember this day for our quality time together than the stolen phone 👯‍♀️
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#evertheoptimist #chicasreunited #ladiesinred #specialpeople #birthdaylove
Dressed for snow #chathamdeckshoes #prepared #snow #winter #evertheoptimist
2019 RACE SCHEDULE:
March: Marin Ultra 50k
May: Thames Path 100MILER
June: Outrun Backyard Ultra (distance who knows!)
July: White River 50 miler
#evertheoptimist
Optimist Orchestra ... The fact I’m wearing the colours of the Swedish Flag is purely accidental! 🇸🇪#optimistorchestra #malmo #sweden #evertheoptimist
#thursdaythoughts
Is anyone else wondering how the hell it is still January?
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#mybankaccountiscrying
#fuckdryjanuary
#januarysucks
#waitingforpayday
Quietly confident that we will have a cultivatable site in time to catch the late Winter, early Spring planting season, so we've bought a few seeds and bulbs. 😊
I started this pretty tote 👜 #quiltedcarryall in December when Kate @maisymakes76 gifted me this wonderful book #prettyhandmadesbook by @mollyandmama. There are so many beautiful patterns in this book I couldn’t help myself starting 2 immediately! 1 for me...and 1 for you! 😂 I love this #sherbertpipsfabric by @aneelahoey and I hope you love it too partner #birthdaystitchersswap2019 🎂 I finished the hand stitching last night on the front...now I just have to put it together ❤️ I am great at starting projects...and not finishing🤪
Happy Wednesday...🤗it’s nearly the weekend 😂 #evertheoptimist
#prettyhandmadesbook @mollyandmama #somanyprettypatterns #quiltedcarryall #sherbertpipsfabric @aneelahoey #birthdaystitchersswap2019 #EPPalldaylong #handquiltingmakesmehappy #hexieshexieshexies #essexlinen
Hope for us all! Success does not have an age limit, you can never be too old to succeed. It may seem like you've failed but you've just found 1 more way that something won't work, chalk it up to experience & try the next thing! #keepontrying #nevergiveup #consistancyiskey #evertheoptimist
Will we or won't we...?!
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With cloud closing in through the wee small hours, our chances are slim. But slim isn't the same as impossible, right...?
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Only one way to find out!
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#lunareclipse #witns
I love tulips at this time of year - they whisper that Spring days are on the horizon. #evertheoptimist 🌸🌼🌸🌼 What I especially love about them is their ability to evolve & reinvent themselves when technically they have passed their best. They really are blooms that keep on delivering. So even though I bought myself some roses in the most delightful blush colour this afternoon these tulips are staying put for another few days.
It’s so important to reward and treat yourself when you are travelling the sober road. Rewiring your brain to say flowers, fruit or speciality tea when you need a pick me up instead of screaming WINE!!! is crucial. Should you need permission to do this listen to Kate wax lyrical about this on the @lovesoberpodcast If you’re spending the same amount on treats as you were on bottles of booze you aren’t going to break the bank.
Wishing you all a wonderful Saturday & well done on #day19 if you’re participating in #dryjan xx

#dryjanuary #sobertreats #soberrewards #sober #soberlife #sobermovement #odaat #freshflowers #tulips #springflowers #floweredup #evolve #reinvent #sobersaturday #soberweekend #sobrietyrocks #alwayslookdown #anotherperspective
I like to think the weekend starts on Thursday. #picpouldepinet #weekend #evertheoptimist
I normally start the year off feeling motivated, inspired and filled with energy. Usually, I can’t wait to plan for the year ahead and create that good old #todo list that will help me achieve all my goals 👊🏻
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This year hasn’t been like that though. I kicked the new year off being sick with a sick and teething toddler as well (being sick isn’t so fun when you’re pregnant and can’t drug up! 😂). The light at the end of that tunnel has only just arrived (amen sleep 🙌🏻).⠀
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But you know what? Having a slow start to the year has been great in many ways. It’s been a reminder to:⠀
✨prioritise self-care over trivial tasks⠀
✨put pride aside and ask for help when it’s needed
✨relish rest⠀
✨disconnect to reconnect⠀
✨reflect on the year that was before jumping into the year that is⠀
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Anyone else’s year start off differently than planned?
14/1/19 #amonthingratitude

Right now I'm thankful I've managed to get three kids to school...all in opposite directions (see yellow 🌟) and I'm on my way into work (see blue 🔵).
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Will...has a puncture so has ran the 3 miles...I'm grateful he's fit.

Dan...has forgotten his bike lock...I'm hopeful he locks it to a mates.

Tom...well I'm pleased...I only have a short walk to get him to school.

Now I'd be obliged if someone got me a coffee when I get to the office.

#evertheoptimist #onecanhope
#challengecollective
#photochallenge #gratefuleveryday #amonthinphotos #truestory #mumstyle #mumofthree #mumofthreeboys #mumofboys #mylife #myworld #mypics #mysquares #mylittlesquares #myphotos #mystyle #instamum #instalove #over40 #mumsblog #mumspics #mumslife #mumstyle #workingmum
Noticed this amazing synergy tonight while writing in my garden journal, just hours after planting anemones and ranunculus! We’ll see how they do- old bulbs, late to be planting them in Zone 10, but I figure only the hardiest (if any) will bloom, so I’ll be preserving good stock. #evertheoptimist #garden #journal #journaling #bulbs #corms #anemones #dutchwindflowers #ranunculus #buttercups #flowers #dayoff #synergy #synchronicity
“I’m not telling him he can’t come to to store with us.” #milothemajesticspaniel #cavs #cavalierkingcharlesspaniel #spaniel #puppydogeyes #youbethebadguy #evertheoptimist
Spring 💐
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#evertheoptimist #spring #flowers #bouquet #hyacinth #tulips #colour #scent #petals
Watched this film again on the trip home yesterday; I love this quote and applying it has brought about some great things for the business. Now I just need to find that same insane bravery for myself and believe that great things will happen. #quotes #affirmations #bebrave #stopplayingitsafe #evertheoptimist
8/1/19 #amonthingratitude

Right now I'm thankful ATS have free WiFi a @lavazzauk machine and that I can sit in the warm office whilst I watch the car have it's MOT.

And I'd be grateful if the car passed without anything need doing!

#evertheoptimist #onecanhope
#challengecollective
#photochallenge #amonthinphotos #photooftheday #picturethis #mylife #mylifeinsquares #photography #instasquarepic #pictures #photographylover #amaturephotographer #amaturephotography #photographers #photos #photogrid #instagram #instaphotos #instaphotograph #thankful #gratitudeforlife #gratefulheart #gratefulness #gratefuleveryday
Happy Tuesday Peeps 😁😁😁😁
I know that sometimes it feels as though you are fighting a losing battle in more ways than one in life...... but you got to remember the reason why you are fighting that battle... If you are fighting for something with no meaning...let it go your energy is better spent fighting for something you can't stop thinking about never give up. Never give up on a dream no matter how big or small. As when it's your time to shine you'll be the brightest star in the sky. Be true to yourself, smile & remember you are loved. 💯💯💯💖💖💖
Mickey Merrello Moto:
LIVE, LAUGH AND LOVE TRULY AND DEEPLY!!!
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3 days of walking for approx 1/2 - 1 hr. Fingers crossed for a loss this week #evertheoptimist
Happy 2019! May you be happy, healthy and your business prosper!
Growth
I love how the first weeks of January inspire my mind to focus on how I want to grow in this year ahead. I love the pattern of resolution to guide my mind towards constant intentional life choices. I find the seasons where I ride the passive wave very draining and depleting. I thrive in the seasons of intentionality where each foot fall is planted firmly and purposefully. These focused times are usually taken at a sprint. Like running barefoot through lush grass. My mind works fast and feverishly. I love it.
I am nothing like this Zanzibar plant. I don’t thrive on neglect or passive living. It kills me that I can only water this baby once a month. So much so that it’s the first thing I do on the first day of each month. How will we grow this year? Will there be space for growth or will we just survive? And if it is a year of survive to get by, what surprising ways will we still grow? #evertheoptimist
HAPPY NEW YEAR PEEPS !!
This New Years Eve I was exactly where I needed to be and with exactly who I was meant to be with. 🤗

Cosy at home with my mum, watching crap New Years TV, laughing & eating Mexican food and so grateful to have her here.

Although this 2018 there's been lots of laughter & great times with amazing friends & family, these past 6 months have also been some of the most difficult of my life, from being sat down and told to say goodbye to my mum more than once (she likes to keep us on our toes 🙄), trying to stay positive & strong for others & keep on "doing life" while she was in hospital, to feeling like I'd lost myself, to now seeing in another New Year with her I realise how lucky I am to have her still here and how important it is to spend time together.

Unfortunately not everyone was as lucky as me & I am so sad that not everyone got to see in another new year with their loved ones. It's times like these that really put life in to perspective. What and who is really important & worth the heartache.

So thankful for all the love, laughter, good times, lessons learnt & strength gained from 2018 and here's to 2019 being full of more laughter and great times with family and friends and supporting each other through the tough times too.

So grateful for everyone & everything I have 😊 Big Love peeps 🤗♥️

#happynewyear #goodbye2018 #rollercoasteryear #grateful #mum #family #friends #love #laughter #essay #cringepost #heartfelt #zombie #nomakeup #selfie #whackafilteronit #2019isgoingtobeawesome #evertheoptimist
Bring it on 2019 💪🏾....I am ready for you (the good, the bad, the ugly and the beautiful) ☺️🥴🥰🤩😎😉! #ready #bringiton #newyear #newchallenges #newadventures #notsonewme #oldmesprinkledwithsomewisdom #evertheoptimist #positivemindpositivelife
If I look cute enough maaaaaaybe dad will play ball with me #evertheoptimist #ballobsessed #nicetry #notinthehouse #viszla
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Happy New Year all.
365 new days.
365 new chances.
Are you ready?

I love New Years. It is a new beginning, a clean slate, a fresh start, a great expanse of possibility.

But I am aware too that each day, each hour, minute, second and moment is that, a new beginning. So I can start anytime I want to.
The time is truly now to love, to be happy, to dream, to have courage, to try, to preserve, to let go, to take a risk, to just try, to forgive, to dance, to laugh and to embrace the newness of each moment as a new start.

On my 8th year of choosing a word to embrace for the year (my #onelittleword - created by @aliedwards - for 2018 was Joy and indeed what an amazing, joyfilled year it has been) I choose the word *Bloom*. This word perfectly sums up my hope and want to grow further in my journey with God and in all aspects of my life (expect my weight - LOL), to thrive and blossom where ever I am or whatever the circumstance, to allow my talents and passions to take flight, to be a graceful and grateful person and for me to continue to have beautiful, magical moments with my family and friends.

I want to live my life in full bloom.

So, here's wishing all of you happy dreams, happy new beginnings, happy new days, happy new ways, happy new you, happy blooming new year! It's going to be another awesome one of that I'm sure.

#olw2019 #OneLittleWord2019 #evertheoptimist #everthedreamer
There’s still time! ⏰ #evertheoptimist
Went for a cheeky New Year's Eve lunch date with these two earlier. We nipped to a local pub for a bit of a treat. Phil's and I still can't believe another Christmas has been and gone already.

This year has been so jam packed though and it wasn't until I flipped through all our photos that I realised just how much we had managed to cram in!
Tomorrow we begin a brand new year and we are already thinking about all the things we would like to do in it.
This past year we visited Hull, Belfast twice, went Wales numerous times and even fitted in a couple of trip to York! We say our boy flourish in his new school and girlie start her GCSE year.
We've welcomed a most beautiful little girl in to our closest friends, another beautiful little girl to my niece, the marriage of our lovely friends across the waters and the sad passing of two beloved friends.
Life dishes out a lot, and you have to treasure the good to help get through the bad. This year I think we managed to do that quite well!

2019, you're a blank page and we cannot wait to write our adventures all over you!
#newyearnewadventures #2018youwereamazing #livelifewell #mytwo #reflectingonabusyyear #alwaysbeopentoadventure #adventureawaits #myfamily #2018 #keepingitreal #evertheoptimist #adventure #newyear #blankpages
#2018bestnine ✨2018 flew by, sometimes in a blur. It’s had its fair share of utter sickness and downright downs, when expectations were low to preserve from disappointment but somehow you were still surprised #evertheoptimist #peopleidontrelateto but oh its innumerable laughs and fun times have been so fun that you just shake the shit off 🤗#beinlovewithyourlifeeveryminuteofit #hardtochoose but... #bellexwan five nights #bandiversary #celebrating20years #yourethechocolateattheendofmycornetto #stvincent #iamalotlikeyoutour #edinburghfestival #vmfireworks exploding like spiders across the sky 🎇 finding long unseen photos, remembering sadly and sweetly one you love and lost #10yearsago #andsoitgoes #repeal #funinthesun #livemusicmakesmyhearthappy #childhoodloves @davidbyrneofficial #americanutopiatour #madrid #dublin 🤗 eventually getting to see the beauty that is #themeetingontheturretstairs #fortheloveofart and absconding to #london on a pogo stick to see your favourite Swedish songstress @thecardigansofficial #londonloves #musicmakestheworldgoround #2018 you’ve been fun, you’re still not done #reelingintheyears #revue2018
When you think about it even impossible is telling you I'm possible. You just needed to add some punctuation.
#evertheoptimist #optimism #optimistic #goodvibesonly #feelingjolly🎄 #tistheseason #keeponsmiling #youcandothis #99problemsbutoptimismmakesthemfun
Christmas time... OK, so, do me a favour and consciously scroll through your time line of social media.

What do you see, for the most part? Family, smiles, happiness, peace, joy, fun, gratefulness and a hell of a lot of love.

I see no bigotry, no politics, no celebrity bullshit, no sadness. Just, Christmas. People sharing their spirit with us all and adding a little extra uplift to our own.
Ours is not a religious household as I know a lot of folks are not, yet, we still celebrate this festive season. It's for the reasons I've mentioned that we do. I don't understand how we can live in a world full of such misery when we all know how to be so peaceful, caring and loving. Would love if those fundamentals could roll for 12 months instead of just a couple of days.

Forgive the early morning Boxing Day philosophies, just felt like a thought worth sharing. 'Tis the season afterall.

All the best folks 🖖

#BoxingDay #FoodForThought #EverTheOptimist
Is it food? 😊🌭🐶🐾🤔🤔🤔🤔 #dappleotto #alwayshungry #fireside #pup #puplife #puppydogeyes #dappledachshund #miniaturesausagedog #dachshundsofinstagram #evertheoptimist #wienerdog #toastysausage @heni_bee @dachshund.world.insta @sausagedogcentral @doxiecentral @dachshundappreciation @dachshundsofinstagram @doxiecentral @dachshundappreciation @doxiecentral @wiener_dog_lover_
No more work, lots more walks & maybe the odd run even #holidayvibes #evertheoptimist
Yes this *might* be me sitting in bed at 7.15am just knitting a few more rows ... almost on the home straight. Of course I will finish ...
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#evertheoptimist #deadlineknitting #christmasknitting #knitfaster #onedayiwilllearn #butidohaveacardicansendjustincase
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#wintersolstice #shortestday #SAD #lighttherapy #evertheoptimist #motivation #positivemindset #instagood #thehappynow #solsticeritutals #thewitchyclub #winterwellness #slowliving #simpleandstill #winterselfcare #lighttheworld #followfriday #bringmelight #seasonalliving #fiveelements #solstice #gerberadaisy #seekthepositive #findingbalance #littlewins #positivevibes #celebratenature #naturalcycles #winterblues #seasons
Alrighty then. #evertheoptimist #hahahahaha #fortunecookie
Ever the optimist. 🤪🍹👍🏻 Enjoying the new #proseccospritz by @jacobscreekwine #evertheoptimist #whatstorm #yungaburraestate #spaview #summernights
“I am and always will be the optimist, the hoper of far-flung hopes and the dreamer of improbable dreams.” - Matt Smith
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Just about to head into the battle that is feeding the ponies in this glorious British winter 🌧☔. Will be in mud up to our eyeballs before we know it #evertheoptimist. #tb to warmer sunnier times and Billy attempting to have a nibble on a gorse bush - a new Forest delicacy 🤣
We stick shopping mummy? I'm a bit worried some of these will be a bit big but i'll give it a shot... #EverTheOptimist
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