• Inspiration,  just some thoughts

    Breathe. It’s a new week.

    pic I usually find that there is a time of year when everything just explodes and life gets super crazy. Birthday season never ends, wedding seasons tend to flourish and baby showers abound. There are football finals, spring in the air, which somehow turns to summer when no-one’s looking. Then, roll on Christmas, New Year and the usual holiday shenanigans (now new and improved with child). So…basically, our crazy season goes from somewhere in August, to…oh, February the following year. At least that’s how it’s felt the last few years. Each weekend becomes chock full with commitments. Each week day carries a pressure to meet some kind of deadline/appointment etc…

  • Inspiration,  just some thoughts

    Hump Day Hell Yeahs: Some inspiration on a “blah” day.

    I have ‘blah’ days every now and then. This happened after I got home from my grandfather’s funeral and it’s happening now after my grandmother’s. It’s like all of the action and drama of it (particularly when you have to embark on a cross country journey each time) falls away and you’re left sitting at home with your own thoughts. It creeps up on me bit by bit. I see one too many people being perfect on Facebook (I have banned myself for a few hours – longer if I need it). I start to think about the things I haven’t been able to achieve (particularly as a parent and…

  • health,  Inspiration,  just some thoughts

    Tired?

    It’s only Tuesday, but I’m quite exhausted. Usually this kind of fatigue doesn’t hit me until at least Thursday, when I grab my husband by his imaginary lapels and gasp “TGIFT” – Thank God It’s Friday…Tomorrow as he walks in the door after work. The last couple of mornings my day has started at roughly STUPIDF*CKINGam (the time that Mr Unprepared gets up for work – not a coincidence AT ALL). I can usually handle this a couple of days a week (the rest I am tired enough to sleep through my husband’s early morning routine), but sometimes it’s all a bit much and I start to feel like a…

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    I remember and smile.

      pic   When I try to think of something that someone has told me about myself that I’ll never forget, it’s surprising that it isn’t a positive (or even accurate) comment that springs to mind. Don’t get me wrong, I have had many memorable things said to me that have made me feel loved, appreciated and recognised for my strengths (or gently for my weaknesses). However, sometimes it takes that very ‘special’ someone (I don’t know if I’m being sarcastic or not) to reeeeally get under your skin. When I was in my early 20s I was feeling a bit lost. I had realised that the teaching degree I’d…

  • health,  Uncategorized

    Falling off the wagon.

    So, remember that time when I was all like, “Look at me, guys! I’m getting all fit and losing weight and stuff!” ? I was exercising like a demon – daily! I was counting my calories and my husband was joining in. It was going great guns! Throw in the passing of my beloved grandfather, Easter, a trip interstate (where you’re eating socially a lot), an injury and a few other breaks to the usual routine…well, suddenly every day becomes ‘cheat day’! Basically, I am confessing to the fact that I have fallen off the good eating + exercise bandwagon. Hard. I still weigh just under 3kg less than I did…

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    Hump Day Hell Yeahs.

    It’s Wednesday. Hump day. I’ve decided that while conquering Monday-itis with great inspirational posts (well they inspire me because I wrote them for me at least haha), it’s hump day that really requires a self inflicted kick up the backside. By then I know if I’m in the right mindset or not. By Wednesday, I know if I’m being a Negative Nancy or a Positive Peggy. So I dub today’s (and any subsequent) posts Hump Day Hell Yeahs. Because all the other corny inspirational days are taken. Trust me. I googled that sh*t. There’s Motivational Monday, Midweek Motivation, every variation of TGI Friday (TFIF included). So anyway, enough of my…

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    From one burnt out mother to…herself.

    OK, so I’m feeling the need for some Monday motivation again. In light of my last blog post about my grandfather’s passing, I am feeling a little very burnt out and overwhelmed (to be honest I already was feeling a little worn out before it happened). I need some inpiration to get me through the next few weeks. We were already feeling pretty busy and under the pump – throw in a loss and the need to suddenly pick everything up and head off on an interstate trip and it all gets a bit crazy! I have so much to do in very little time (or money), with very little…

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    Murdering Monday-itis. My inspiration for the week.

    OK, so I haven’t blogged since last Monday’s post that was full of inspirational tid bits. I was going to skip this week’s little motivational interlude, because I thought that it would make my blog all boring, like it’s all filler and no killer. I don’t want my blog to be all about pretty little inspirational quotes stolen from the internet all the time!  However, the ideas I had for blog posts this past week have all just seemed too…big…for me to eloquently form into written word, so I’ve suffered from a little bit of writer’s block. I’m working on it!! However, Monday-itis kicked in (I start the week tired…

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    Some thoughts for the week.

    So, it’s Monday again! It just keeps on coming back around faster and faster these days! I’m exhausted! I’m trying to muster up my energy and positivity for the week, as I have been doing for a little while (here and here so far). I find it gets me out of that Monday-itis funk 🙂 Pic I’m struggling with the ability to forgive in a particular situation – not so much for the other person’s sake, but for my own sanity. I don’t ever want to be an uptight, burnt out person with a chip on their shoulder. I want to choose love and positivity. I believe that is the…

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    Weekly Inspiration. Or whatever I end up calling it.

    I got such a positivity kick out of writing my last motivation/inspiration post , that I have decided to keep it going. I was going to call it Motivational Monday, but according to Google, that’s not very original. Any ideas?? Oh, well. We don’t have to label everything! Here are the things that I would like to be inspired by this week! This past week, I learnt that sometimes everything is just out of my hands. You have those crazy days where you’re reliant on someone else’s needs/timetables, you can’t control your environment or your child’s routine and you’re completely at the whim of everybody else. It’s good to realise…