Getting back into “IT”


It’s been a long time between blog posts – over 4 months! So much has happened over the course of those 4 months and yet if you asked me to be specific about what has actually taken place in my life I don’t think I could tell you. In fact, I know I couldn’t because I got asked that exact question by my hairdresser when I made a long delayed visit to her last week and when I went to reply no sounds came out of my open mouth!
The truth is that life has been happening. Life in all of its messy, convoluted, chaotic, happy, tearful, busy, mad and occasionally (very occasionally!) sane ways!
So, in the essence of minimalism (which I am trying to adopt this year) here is a summary of the things that have taken place in the last four months in my world:
– Sweet Pea and I visit my best friend in Perth
– I have a breakdown when we get to Perth and I realise I haven’t really been coping with life AT ALL
– Best friends put me back together again the best they can and we fly home
– I take some steps to get back on track – see my GP, book into brilliant psychologist and eat more chocolate!
– I read books that I enjoy and that make me smile
– My little brother meets a gorgeous woman and they get engaged
– Sweet Pea gets 3 beautiful new cousins to play with
– My amazing partner finds a new job that he loves
– We have a quiet Xmas at home
– I say “yes” to work that invigorates and stimulates me as opposed to work that drains the life out of me
– Sweet Pea grows and grows and grows and tells me “I just want to be me mummy” – a proud moment
– I stop letting myself feel guilty for wanting time to myself more than once a blue moon
– I spend a lovely, meandering day in Sydney ALL BY MYSELF!
– I take two weeks long service leave to think and write and spend time with my girl
– I book in that long delayed trip to the hairdresser – and actually go!
– I become addicted to “Friday Night Lights” thanks to a free trial with NetFlix
– I go out for lunch with my partner to celebrate our 15th anniversary
– I breathe once in a while…
– I continue to write lots of lists
– I start to blog again
It feels good to be back.


2 Comments on Getting back into “IT”

  1. Natalie ~ the Coffee and a Book Chick
    January 27, 2016 at 7:05 am (2 years ago)

    Welcome back! I also have had a sporadic blogging life over the past 17 months (TMI maybe, but cancer and all, and all good now!), so I completely understand. Enjoy life, eat more chocolate, and Friday Night Lights? YES! Great show, was addicted to it myself and binge-watched it on Netflix last year. It actually reignited my understanding/interest in the game, which my husband enjoyed, but sadly was just a fleeting interest for me. I should have watched the show during the football season here in the States! :) Glad to read that you’re taking it one day at a time. Me, too. And that’s all you need to do!

  2. Karen
    January 29, 2016 at 9:51 am (2 years ago)

    Hi Natalie – thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comment. Wow – it sounds like you have had a really tough past year or so. I’m so glad to hear that things are better now. I’m not sure what I’m going to watch when I finish FNL – I’m so addicted at the moment!!


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