Today’s Mantra: No Regrets
To just “be” in the moment.
I don’t know what the date is. I know vaguely I have a holiday coming up. The weekend will be here before I know it. I don’t wish away time anymore, it’s too precious.
A night out with my husband is something to be treasured
Anything you need to work to get, you appreciate more. To head out tonight I had to organise babysitters, pack bottles, food for Leo, clothes for both kids and drop them off and pick them up. That’s before I get ready. That’s before we spend money we don’t have.
We have to have a good time.
You choose your own life
None of the jobs in my working life have ever fulfilled me. I did them dutifully, for money, scared if I took a leap into the unknown that I would fail. Writing and taking care of my family have given me more happiness than I have ever known. I no longer feel trapped into a life.
I feel that I have created this one.
Happiness is decided by you
I always thought, I’ll be happy when I’m not at work and on holiday. I would be happy when I got a new job. I would be happy when I wasn’t financially restricted, if I had a more impressive job title, if my boyfriend asked me to marry him.
Instead of striving towards something else, I should have been appreciating what I already had.
Pre-kids I was never tired
It’s a societal affliction. We are all tired. I don’t think I know a person that doesn’t say it out loud on a regular basis. Maybe we need a bigger vocabulary. We need words to describe the tiredness scale. Though I claimed to be tired if I had to get up early, stayed up till midnight, worked long hours…pre-kids I was never really, that tired.
I probably made myself tired complaining about it.
Be loving, kind, happy within your self and good things will come:
They did for me.
(The two photos above are by Bloom Pixels)