Colours Of Sunset is one of those blogs you drop into for a quick visit, and end up staying for more than a little while. Aroha writes from the heart, and you can tell she’s a true photographer. She’s been kind enough to invite us to find out a little more about how Zen works for her.
Please tell us what your blog is about and why you started it.
Colours of Sunset is about anything and everything, whatever I am feeling when I sit down to write.
Politics, friendship, life, death, parenting, exercise, infertility…you name it I’ve probably blogged
about it. I started blogging before anyone called it blogging – on livejournal and diaryland back in
2002! I think livejournal is still active even! I wanted to try and record my feelings and thoughts
because I tend to forget what I thought and felt at the time of significant events. I had no idea what I
was getting myself into, or the “community” I would find this far down the track.
What does “zen” mean to you?
Zen to me is clarity. It’s contentment, peace, acceptance. It is being able to still your mind while the
crazy world keeps spinning.
What’s something you do just for yourself, that makes you feel whole?
I exercise. Running, personal training and tennis are my go-to activities. It makes me feel fit, strong,
healthy, physically, which in turn helps me feel strong and healthy in my mind as well.
Is there a particular colour that lifts your spirits?
Is “outside” a colour?? The blue sky, yellow sand, clear ocean…if fresh air was a colour, it would be
that one. NOTHING lifts my mood like a nice run along the beach front.
Are you working towards anything that will make a positive change in your life?
I’m always working on gratitude and trying to give thanks daily. I have seen first hand the difference
giving thanks makes. Suddenly you don’t have to look for silver linings, you just see them.
I have so many wonderful blog favourites that make me smile, what are the 3 that brighten your
day, plus one that we may not have heard of before?
My bloglovin feed is filled with heaps of blogs that I like for lots of different reasons. So I’ll share a
The Random Roundup…… just for a bit of fun.
Which do you prefer?
Beach or Country.
Beach! But I do love an occasional escape to the country!
Pinterest or Instagram.
Cheese or Chocolate.
Flats or Heels.
I would love to be a heels girl, but my feet are massive, and I’m quite tall. I’m def more comfortable
Black & White or Colour Photography.
I do love the emotions that black and white can evoke.
Cool or Warm Weather.
More on the warm side, but not HOT. I hate the heat.
Fruit or Veggies.
Fruit (preferably with greek yoghurt)
Early Nights or Night Owl.
I used to be a night owl, but since having Nick and getting active, I’m early to bed now!
Tv or Radio.
TV. I’m addicted.
Comedy or Drama.
Much prefer a comedy!
When you’re in the mood for a read that will really make you think, Aroha’s Colours Of Sunset is your next stop.