Kylie Purtell - Capturing Life: August 2016

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

How I see myself {vs how others see me} | IBOT

I've always been a bit of a perfectionist. I set high standards for myself and sometimes it's almost impossible to meet those standards. Doing this to myself can make it hard sometimes to look beyond what I see as my failures and see my accomplishments. It doesn't matter how many kind words I hear, all I see are the things that I haven't done, the standards I haven't met, the things in my life that aren't exactly the way I think or wish they should/would be.

This year has been a really weird one for me. I've struggled with finishing Tafe and going back to being a full-time SAHM. It's left me feeling really low and doubting myself. I've had to think long and hard about my life and the things I want to do and accomplish. I feel like there are all of these things that I should be doing, and in turn, I've felt kind of paralysed. I've been a terrible house wife and poor Dave has had to pick up a lot of the slack I've been giving.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

5 things that annoy me {way more than they should!} | IBOT

So I had a post all ready to go for today, but then it fell through and I had to scramble at the last minute. I have a few posts in the works, but they still need images and finishing touches, so I decided to go with something completely trivial. Sometimes we all need a little banal ranting to blow off steam every now and then...

There are 5 things that have been annoying me lately, more than they should. So I thought I'd list them for you today...

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Twenty-Six to Thirty {52 week project} | IBOT

Some of you may know that I've been working on some personal 52 week projects in 2016. The basic idea is that you take a photo a week. You can have a theme for the year, a theme for each week, or a subject that you photograph weekly for a year.

Last year I completed two 52 week projects, one for each of the girls. This year I decided to up my game a bit, and not only do a 52 week project for each of the girls, but to also do a Sisters 52 week project, as well as one that was just for me. I'm a member of a really great photography forum, Clickin' Moms, and this year I'm playing along with their guided 52 week project. Basically what that means, is that our leader, the wonderful Sue Bahen gives us a different brief to shoot each week.

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Psychosomatic {addict insane!} | IBOT

It all started on Saturday evening when I noticed some gunk on Punky's eye. I didn't think much of it as I wiped it away. Until she woke up on Sunday with her eye practically crusted shut. A trip to the Doctor's yesterday confirmed what I'd been dreading. Conjunctivitis.

Now, every time I think about it my eyes start to water and feel itchy. When I have to clean Punky's eye or put the drops in, my eyes feel scratchy in sympathy and I'm convinced I'm going to wake up tomorrow morning with my own eyes crusted together.

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Happy Anniversary {to the craziest man I know} | #IBOT

Today is a very special day, although if you were spying on my house you wouldn't know it.

Today is mine and Dave's anniversary. Not only is it the anniversary of the day we started going out, but it's also the anniversary of the day we got married.

Proving that he's not just a pretty face, when we first talked about getting married we decided that we should do it on our existing anniversary. That way we wouldn't have to remember another date.

Smart man!