A Time of Change and Learning

Last night my mother asked me whether I intended to continue with my blog? My one word answer was “Yes”.
I confess, I have left you all sadly neglected of late whilst I have allowed myself to wallow in self pity and other other such feelings that we as human beings tend to indulge in from time to time.
This year however, is a time of change, learning and growth for me and I confess to missing the interaction that I have with you all as I go through these changes. So here’s to a new change on that front.

I’m sure that to many of you it seems as if my life is always about learning and growth. You only have to read back through many of my past blog posts to see that.
I liken myself to a pot plant. I grow and thrive when the conditions are perfect (good food, great atmosphere etc) but die back when neglected or something becomes lacking in my daily care. Only to come back better and stronger when looked after once again. And since it is me that looks after myself, then I get what I put out ha ha.
A better comparison may have been a phoenix rising from the ashes but I think that a pot plant suits me better. 😀 Continue reading

Tuesday Quote

When looking for today’s quote to share, I found many, many fine and wonderful quotes but I kept coming back to “Gratitude” as the theme for the today’s quote.

I am a big believer in gratitude as a way of overcoming many things in our lives. Life isn’t always easy, and it isn’t always sunshine, rainbows and lollipops; however it can be made much simpler by developing an ‘Attitude of Gratitude’. Continue reading

I’m not brave and I don’t have balls……

Please excuse my language but I’m only repeating what has been said to me many times over the past few weeks.
Once word had spread at work that I was leaving, the most oft asked question was “Where will you go?” To which I replied “Home”.
I went on to explain that when it is time to move on, it is time. Some understood. Many didn’t.
Some replied, “You must be so lucky to be able to afford to live a life of leisure”. Nope. Not even close on that one.
However the line I heard the most was “You’re brave. I’ll grant you that.” or “I wish I had the balls to just resign and not know where my future lies”.
Last time I looked I was a female so I can’t claim ownership of those. Continue reading

What I’m working on…..

Let’s see. What am I working on in my life right now?
I am working on maintaining my calm.
I confess that the past couple of days, I have snapped more than necessary and the poor GG has copped my raised voice. In my defense, he wasn’t entirely innocent however I should not have snapped. I don’t usually snap at people but sometimes I do. And I don’t like it.
I am working on getting through the week.
There is nothing worse than knowing that you have four days left to work and a whole bucketload of stuff to be done before your final minutes and not wanting to be there at all. Continue reading