As I get older I realise that loss is something I need to come to terms with. It is a fact of life; what I have control over is how I respond to these losses.
My Mum died just over a year ago, after a three day cancer diagnosis, it shook my world but she taught me well how to travel this journey called life.
One thing I have realised is I want to do life differently going forward, I know I no longer want to continue on the constant merry go round of work, spend and slog, only to repeat it all over again the next day.
I am getting off that merry go round and intend doing things differently. I leave the NHS in 83 days. Jeff left work a month ago and we will finally take some ‘time out’, off that merry go round.
I have booked to do my yoga teacher training but I have loved the past year learning about the yogic way of life. Life is changing, today is what I know I have and whatever we are given we will make the most of it, but I definate;y feel that we only have this moment, now.
It has been a few years and yet always feels such a short time between blogs… Mia and Jessie are 6 , Jessie has a new sister Tiajna Lily Grace… And I was at the birth… Amazing. Also Grace had a baby ,Brooke Isabella and I was also at her birth and cut her cord too. Amazing watching grandchildren be born.
Maddie qualified as a nurse and works in Paeds A&E. Gracie is due to finish her degree in June .
I started my HV training last September and it is flying by – a full on course, but am learning so much. Safeguarding is a large part but there are many good days too , although it certainly makes me question my parenting styles…
I have really started learning to draw and paint via an online course, it incorporates all the things I love about reflection on life, quotes, positive affirmations as well as mixed media art – I really enjoy it and would love to learn it well enough to sell my art – maybe it is a thing I do when I retire !
life flies by…we take little notice and maybe we need to slow down to make life slow down a bit…I love the poem by WH Davies…What is this life if we are too busy to stop and stare… so true but hard to remember sometimes.
so since dad died which is over 2 years ago now we have a new addition to the family , Tiajna Lily Grace who is Melanies 2 nd daughter.
Grace is due in November.