Thursday, July 28, 2016
Rich. Not in money, but in experiences and in family and love. I have such a rich life, I really do and when I sit back and think about it, it's actually pretty cool. I'd love to have given my 15 year old self a peek into what life was going to be like when I had that elusive husband, children and mortgage. I could put some of her worries at rest and let her just live and enjoy her teenage years rather than worry about why some boy doesn't like me, or how if I could just lose a bit of weight things would be better. Pft, I've put a lot more weight on now mate and it's sooo super better. You have a great life 15 year old me, promise.
Ruthless. I am the queen of the cull. I love to throw things out and do it periodically both at home and at work in my classroom. I'm currently even doing it to our school staff room (a major dumping ground). On the flip side, I'm married to somewhat of a hoarder who often utters the phrase, "but we might use it at some point". No, no we won't, chuck it out.
Reader. Speaking of my 15 year old self. I'm so pissed off at her that she didn't begin my love of reading sooner. I only became a reader in my late teens and as busy as I am, I still to this day, always like to have a novel on the go. I wish I was a bookworm kid, but again I was too worried about friendships and wot not. Oh to have time to have my nose in a book (or at my phone of tablet on kindle) for an extended period of time without putting myself to sleep. I now look forward to retirement where I envisage an old lady surrounded in piles and piles of books... or a very full kindle library.
Queen! I have been falling more and more in love with Constance Hall recently. Initially I wasn't that interested because I try to stray away from people who talk constantly about how hard parenting is and continuously make jokes about how they're struggling etc, but Constance is just real. Like, not trying to be 'real', she's just herself, and I can totally appreciate that. I've learnt as I get older than just being your genuine self is super empowering and this chick is super empowering.
Quirky. Chances are I will attach myself to you much faster if you are a teeny tiny bit quirky. I like weird.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Positive. I feel like I've already talked about positivity quite a lot in this series, so I'll just leave this lovely quote here.
Puppies! I can't remember a time that I didn't love puppies. I've always been an animal lover and I'm a dog person through and through. Any dogs I love, but rottweilers are a recurring theme in my life. I remember as an 8 year old being passed a teeny tiny rottie pup over the fence from our neighbours who had just had a litter and then when meeting the love of my life to find that his cousin also had a beautiful rott. I often wish the puppy stage could stay around a wee while longer, particularly in aesthetics (not so much in energy levels!).
Monday, July 25, 2016
Optimist. I like to look on a bright side. I love positivity and I love positivity stories and quotes. I like to think that something better is always just on the horizon. This cuts directly in with my depression, where I don't feel optimistic at all, but somehow, one way or another that side of me fights back. It's definitely a back and forth action, but it's there, and I'm grateful.
Organised. I am an organised FREAK. I like right angles, I like organisational baskets and bins, I love labels and I like cleanliness. Organising things pleases me and makes me feel content. Messy places make me a bit twitchy and I've often been found cleaning up places that aren't mine.
Outgoing. I'm a contradiction in myself, as with many of the other things about me. I do like going out and I'm fairly outgoing. I do also like to stay in. Sometimes I can't even choose!
Sunday, July 24, 2016
Nice. That's all I can really think of for N. I try to be the nicest person, mother, wife, friend I can, but I'm often hard on myself about it. I often feel selfish for things that I do, or don't do and it brings me down. Inner talk can be a bummer if you don't work on making it positive. It's always important to first be nice to yourself... and as I've said before in this series, I'm working on it.
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Masters. In the next ten years I'm wanting to get my masters of education. I've made the first step this year with getting my post-graduate and I'm hoping to continue along the same line.
Mum. One of the biggest roles in my life is being a mum. Once I went from not being a mum to being one, that's really all that mattered. I love being a mum. That's not to say that it's not hard sometimes and that I love every second, but I couldn't be without these two little faces. I can't remember when it was like before them and although I'd love a sleep in or a quiet Sunday afternoon now and then, I know that I wouldn't go back for anything.
Friday, July 22, 2016
Lists. God I love lists. I make lists upon lists to help me focus on what I need to do. I'm so OCD about this that I cull my lists constantly and make new ones. I have a busy brain and doing this allows me to calm down somewhat.
Lucky. I consider myself a lucky person. I've won a few things and I've even spawned one of the most lucky people I know (who also begins with an L), Leah! When pregnant with Leah I won a couple of big sums of money and then when she was about 6 months old she won a $5000 prize from a bank competition. She's a tin arse, just like her mum.
Laugh. I love to laugh. I don't take anything too seriously, anything. This can get up people's nose sometimes, but that's not my problem!