The chapter of my life that re shaped my whole being is about to close. I am so happy to be leaving that very challenging part of my life behind me and to be moving onto what I feel will be much greener pastures.
The Australian dream of owning a home, driving a fancy car and living it up in the city surely didn’t sparkle or even bring half as much light and love into my heart. The reality is we have to work twice as hard to catch our own tails and live in a stressful and over priced dream.
When we found out we were expecting our first baby it really made me sit down and evaluate what was important for my next chapter as a Mother and as our own little family. Things that surrounded me as I sat in my house were not bringing me any joy. So here I sit in my new home, in my new location so much lighter!
We decided to rent again; to get ourselves financially more stable. We bought second hand cars; that cost half as much to service and maintain. We chose to live lighter. Lighter financially so as a family we can afford things to build memories from- week ends away and holidays which we never could “living the Australian dream”. I also look forward to my child joining leisure activities in the country location, down the road from my family. We aren’t silly, we very much value family. Family are the people who stick around, check in regularly and love us at our worst. They could be blood related but lucky for us it’s also the friends we keep! The people who have shared the highs and lows are who my baby will know as family. The rest, well people make their beds- it’s time to lay down in them.
A great friend spoke to me about emotionally cutting ties. While I know in my heart I need to do this. I also use life events as times to close the book, which for me is like emotionally cutting the ties. Once I hand back the keys to the all Australian dream I look forward to building my own Australian dream. But maybe just as individual as I am, the dream for me is something else! For me it’s always been a strong man beside me, children, a cat and a dog. It is also a smile on my face and friends around my table!
I look forward to laughs and good times around this new chapter and my very happening table!
The heart around my neck I bought on one of my South East Asia adventures with the hubby; before we were man and wife. And I have a new flowing St Frocks maxi dress, the best kind of dress for a 35 week pregnant lady!