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It’s never too late

What have you stopped yourself from pursuing because you thought you were too old? Or you told yourself that other people have done it already so why should you bother? I have struggled in the past with ‘too-late-itis’, the feeling that you have constantly missed the boat on an opportunity. This state of mind is seriously debilitating and blatantly dangerous. I truly believe it is mindset that is 90% responsible for a person’s success, not their circumstances. Circumstances can always be overcome with a positive mindset but not the other way around. The ironic thing is that I let this…

One month to go!

City life will soon be a fond memory – it’s now less than one month until our move to the country! Me, husband, baby and cat…that’s going to be a fun car trip. Nothings packed. Nothing’s organised, but it’s going to happen whether we’re ready or not. It feels exciting and scary to be putting down roots and this last month I’m sure will bring with it a roller coaster of emotions. Excitement. Fear. Regret. Contentment. Rinse and repeat. I’m just trying to focus on the good stuff and forget about the niggling worries. The fact that we know no-one…

Coming home nearly killed me, but I wouldn’t change it for a second

Almost two years have passed since my husband and I repatriated home to Australia – a move I had looked forward to for years – yet never imagined it would push me to the brink of a breakdown. Ten years in London, gone in the blink of an eye. We didn’t have to come back of course, but there was a yearning we’d both felt over the years, a pull that had increased with the start of each new one. Wanting to start a family well into our thirties played a part no doubt, and having a baby in a…

The day we drove to the country and bought a house

If you told me one year ago that I would voluntarily want to live outside of a major city, I would have laughed in your face. And if you also told me that I’d want to buy a house and settle down for a while – in the country – I would be seriously questioning your mental state, and wondering what mind altering substance you were on to make you believe such a thing. But, alas, you would have had the last laugh. Because a couple of weeks ago we drove out to a regional city, about an hour from…