- Married to Nick for 13 years, with 2 children; Sabrina - 12 and Dominic - 11. I am a girlfriend through and through in that I love girly things and anything that celebrates the essence of being a woman. I love vintage, shabby chic, the country and try my best to do my bit for the environment. SO yes...we have 3 bins in our house and try our best to recycle! I believe that with everything in life, the closer we stick to nature, the better off we'll be. I would love to have a balance in life, but have learnt that balance is not always possible, so strive for significance instead, in the hopes that that will be just as meaningful, and the rest will hopefully follow.
Monday, February 16, 2009
Your circle in the sand....
As I sit here typing this, one of natures gifts just presented itself to me outside my window...a beautiful little sunbird with bright blue/green and red feathers....and I wonder...how do people doubt there is a God?
It's been an unusual start to the year....so different to what I thought it would be, and although it seems to be moving along quite quickly, I'm also equally surprised at how much we've achieved in such a short space of time. What I don't want to do is forget to give myself permission to smell the roses. One thing I have undertaken to do this year is to step outside of that line I've drawn in the sand, which usually defines me, what I believe, and how I do things; the line which is commonly known as the "COMFORT ZONE". And by that I mean doing things differently - even if it's just the small things.
For one, my favourite light pink glossy lipstick has changed to a muted shade of red (called "Latino Kiss"....exactly..yes...that's exactly why I bought it!!..but now I have to WEAR IT!!) wearing items of clothing I wouldn't normally think of putting together, eating differently, trying out a CD I wouldn't normally listen to - (and OMG...I fell in love with it!!!!), trying new restaurants, and/or visiting new areas of interest.
Blogging was a new venture for me last year, through which I met new people, took my go green status to a higher level, and managed to experience and see the seasons change in the village of Lynfield, so far from my little world. So I can't help but wonder, what new experiences this year will bring, by widening that circle in the sand. For one, I am contemplating starting a BLOG CLUB (to replace the book club, where nobody reads anyway...wake up husbands!), and that way I'll get to meet some of the people I've had coffee with so many times, face to face.....speaking of blogs, it's also a lovely way to see how many people out there are kindred spirits...I stumbled upon this lady this morning at 'Lavender Hill Studio' , and I know it sounds soppy, but the moment I heard the first song on her playlist, the tears just rolled down my face (And's brace yourself GF...it's your favourite "Elavator music" OF THE WORST KIND!!!!) - it was just such a beautiful piece of music, and the tune told a story (not that I'm a huge fan of classical); we love the same things, even though in age, we are years apart ...but that's the joy of blogging...you just never know when something or someone's going to reach out and touch you...
To prove we've been busy!.....just had to share my pics of the cleanout we did of the bottom of our garden, which leads into the nature reserve! This was one of those times when being able to bribe children with money, has it's advantages!!! The good news is that the kids and I can now stroll down to the bottom of the garden and walk straight into the reserve with it's little streams and wooden bridges, and go for long walks in the afternoons. (The job took 3 days!)