Hello and Happy New Year to you all! I still can’t believe it’s 2014. Wasn’t it just 1986 and we were all hanging out listening to Manic Monday by The Bangles in our Benetton rugby shirts, teased bangs and frosted pink lipstick?
Sometimes I still can’t believe I am a wife, a mother of three and….a grown up. An almost 40 year old grown up. Almost. I’m going to enjoy my last months of my 30s like you wouldn’t believe. Then I’m going to enter my 40s with flair and enthusiasm and a positive attitude about ageing. Hold me to it.
I’ve been pretty much off the grid the last months (except on IG – I love that community so much) and I’ve really missed writing and posting here in this little space of mine. As I mentioned in my last post we went through a hard time this past fall. My daughters lost a very good friend to cancer. It was so deeply sad for us all. Seeing and helping my daughters grieve while trying to deal with my own grief was one of the hardest things I’ve been through. I was in survival mode and there were moments when I thought I was going to crash. But we made it through. And although we miss our little friend every single day and think about her often life has continued. We have so many beautiful memories of her and those memories are making the pain of losing her feel a little bit softer every day.
So to get a positive start on the New Year and to motivate myself to get back to this space I’ve decided to start a new project. I’m going write a weekly post about things I’m grateful for. After everything we’ve been through that’s what has touched me the most. The fact that I have so much to be grateful for (I know it sounds cliche and cheesy but it’s true!). And to go a bit deeper, I’m really grateful for being grateful. There were moments in the last months that I couldn’t get past the low feelings and emotions to see all those wonderful things I have in my life.
So here’s to picking up my neglected (but much loved) camera again. And to seeing the world through rose coloured glasses. If you want to join me in this project I would be ecstatic. Just leave a comment with a link to a post or photo or whatever else you’re grateful for. And hey, why don’t we even create a hashtag as well! #gratefullygrateful14 would be perfect. So here we go!
…my kid’s artwork. It just makes me smile a lot.
…fountains such as this and seeing my kid’s reaction when they figure out where the water comes out.
Enjoy your day everyone!