Home office makeover: part 1

I’ve been a bit slack in posting photos of our new house now that we’re moved in. Truth is, I imagined in my mind posting this beautiful interior design magazine-esque image for each room. It was an entirely unrealistic vision. The reality is that we are saving,  picking a room, and slowly doing the bits and pieces. The study/home office makeover part 1 was the first to begin.

Before:

When we first bought the house this room was probably one of the best of the bunch. We think the previous owners must have used this for a fourth bedroom, but for us it wasn’t necessary.

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An amazing investigative crime podcast: In the Dark

In the Dark podcast

I know it’s been a bit of radio silence lately, but I promise it’s not that I’m intentionally neglecting my blog. I’ve just had a lot going on. I did want to share with you all about a new podcast I’m currently obsessed with though. I daresay a lot of you will come to love this podcast as much as I do.

In The Dark, by APM Reports.

In the Dark podcast

Now that we’ve moved, I have a slightly longer commute in the mornings to work. Well, when I’m not working from home that is. Now instead of a 5min drive, it’s about 20mins; 25mins depending on the time of day. I honestly don’t mind though. I’ve been able to use the time to listen to podcasts, or stuff I never really get time to listen to.

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My name is Kelly and I’m an ambivert

A few weeks ago I was having a conversation with my training partner, Ness, when she pointed out a concept to me. The introverted extrovert. We had been discussing my need to find a quiet corner and hide. I was feeling extremely socially drained. A bit ironic really, when you consider I was describing this in a social environment. Since then I’d been researching it, and found that she was bang on – I’m an introverted extrovert. Or as Forbes explains it, an ambivert.

These people are called ambiverts, who have both introverted and extroverted tendencies. The direction ambiverts lean toward varies greatly, depending on the situation.

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