Weekly Gratitude 2018 45/52


Hello there my lovely readers! Another Sunday has dawned and there are only seven more weeks to the end of 2018. That’s seven weeks where you can make 2018 still feel like a pretty awesome year. Without further ado, it’s time for me to delve into all that I am grateful for from 4th November till 10th November 2018.

Being part of a friend’s wedding day, witnessing the love and sharing their joy

Lots of kitty cuddles this week

Having people I can turn to in emotionally dark times and having them continue to check in on me

Exercising every day this week including some awesome leg days and a pilates class

Going for a swim at the beach after work on Tuesday

Finishing up at the adult inpatient unit on a positive note and receiving some valuable feedback

Finishing two books this week both of which had me in tears and resonated with me emotionally for different reasons. I’ll review them shortly but they are Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow and Reasons to stay alive by Matt Haig

Yummy Mexican tapas-style dinner with my friend and her boyfriend on Friday night

Having my windscreen replaced after it cracked thanks to a stray stone and realising {thanks to a friend} that I actually have windscreen cover. It meant I paid no excess and wasn’t out of pocket for a brand new windscreen!

Watching Trent Dalton of Boy Swallows Universe fame being interviewed on Saturday at Dymocks. I went to have my books signed by him and thanked him for his comments on social media. He recognised me and I was stoked. He also wrote the loveliest messages on the two books for me – I teared up when I read them later. It meant a lot and he really made my day! It was also heartening to listen to him share his personal stories

Buying five new books. Always love being in a bookstore and I cannot resist!

Spending the rest of Saturday in Sydney – I enjoyed reading by the harbour in the sunshine while listening to music, and then caught up with my friend C as we explored the markets and shared deep and meaningful conversations over food and drinks

The week started off in a very dark and fragile space but it has ended on a high. I’ve been mulling a lot more about all of the things especially after reading Matt Haig’s book. I know life is full of ups and downs and I am very aware in order to appreciate the ups, you have to grapple with the downs.

How was your week?

Do share!

***Linking with Denyse for Life this week***

Until next time,


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  • Shailaja Vishwanath
    11 November 2018 at 12:12 pm

    You’re the example of manifesting what we believe in. That’s gratitude 🙂

    I’m so thrilled you got to meet the author and I’m looking forward to the Haig book review 🙂

  • Joanne Tracey
    12 November 2018 at 3:20 pm

    I’m looking forward to your review of Matt Haig’s book. I listened to a podcast featuring him the other week and found it deeply interesting. 7 weeks until the end of 2018? I guess that means I won’t be losing 20kgs by the end of the year then!

  • BellyBytes
    12 November 2018 at 5:09 pm

    I think your weekly gratitude is possibly better than a monthly gratitude post because you are more mindful of each day. Gosh 7 weeks only for 2019? Can’t believe it. I’m looking forward to finally meeting you at the end of this month. Safe travels.

  • Vanessa
    13 November 2018 at 9:22 am

    Last week I was off work so it was fantastic. I could do it all again 🙂

  • Sydney Shop Girl
    13 November 2018 at 10:35 am

    Thanks for the update, Sanch and glad that you’ve ended the week in a better and stronger place.

    SSG xxx

  • Rajlakshmi
    13 November 2018 at 5:08 pm

    What a blessed week you had ? A swim at the beach after work sounds so relaxing… So lucky that you live near the beach… I really miss that. You joined Pilates too… Wow! Way to go girl ?

  • Rachna
    14 November 2018 at 1:53 am

    This was such a nice week for you and so well done with the weekly gratitude posts. A regular week with its beautiful highs. Hope the next one is as wonderful.

  • Denyse Whelan
    14 November 2018 at 5:49 pm

    I loved reading this and how wonderful to not only meet an author but for him to remember and know you!! Wishing you well with the weeks ahead…stay well and be cool…lol!

    Thank you for joining in #lifethisweek. Next week’s optional prompt is “Best Cake I Have Eaten”. P.S. I think mine will have several entries!! Denyse

  • Parul Thakur
    16 November 2018 at 1:40 am

    I added the two books to my TBR. So cool of Dalton to recognize you. I am sure he is a humble soul. I loved your pictures and that you kept yourself going even after the week did not start too well. I agree that we need to grapple with the lows. Hugs and have a good remainder of the week!
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  • Shilpa Gupte
    18 November 2018 at 3:08 am

    A good week, indeed, Sanch! And, hopefully will be as good when it ends–when we meet! 😛

    Having friends with whom you can share deep conversations means you are lucky–luckiest person, actually! Also, it is luck if you get to meet the writer whose work you appreciate! Wow, girl! Good for you!

    May the next seven weeks of 2018 be as happy and peaceful for you, and may you enjoy your trip here. Looking forward to meeting you…TOMORROW!!! SO happy!