Saturday, December 1, 2012


Last week I received an email from the lovely Kat @ I Saw You Dancing inviting me to take part in a fabulous blogging festival for December.You can see the button on the right, designed by the wonderfully talented Cam @ Curlypops.

The idea is that we are given something to reflect on, and write a blog about, every day for the month of December. You can click on the button at the side and read all the other amazing posts as well.I've got two posts today, as I was technologically challenged yesterday.

So, without further ado, the first prompt for #reverb12 is:

How are you starting this last month of 2012?

Take a moment, close your eyes, take a deep breath and ask yourself the question: how do you feel...

... in your body? in your mind? in your day job? in your creative life? in your heart?

Crossroads is the word that springs to mind. It seems to fit every category.

Body - New challenges, health issues have arisen which mean that a change of diet and a new exercise routine are necessary. Onward and upward to a healthier me. Its kinda fun really.

Mind  - Lately I've made some difficult decisions that have meant saying goodbye to some old patterns and dishing out some tough love certain people who are very important to me. (Not something that I'm naturally adept at). It is good to have cleared the air, and has left me thinking about future possibilities.

Day Job - Life in the nursery is constantly changing, with every season. Seeing our spring babies blossom into all manner of flora before they go out into the world is something that I never tire of.

Creative Life - This year I have been head down, bum up, working away on arty and crafty projects, and having a wonderful time of it altogether. Now I am starting to take stock and question what is working and what isn't. Which direction to take for 2013.

Heart - Cutting ties can be painful, and takes time to adjust to. But when you have done the right thing, you know it in your heart. Smarting from the pain right now, but I know that there are better things to come.

And also Family - Raising a lively bunch of kids alone has been a long hard slog. They have brought me more joy, laughter and pride than I ever thought possible. They have also brought tears, frustration and doubts about what the hell I was doing.

Just lately I have seen all three of them grow and blossom into the most wonderful young adults. I'm sure there are still many challenges ahead, but I feel confident that they all have the strength of character, wisdom and goodness of heart to deal with whatever life throws at them.

The fabulous young woman who I am proud to call my daughter.

My beautiful boys

Where to now for this little girl from the bush?

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