Right, I have been rather rebellious with the blog over the last month or two – sorta just ignored penning down my thoughts because I just wanted to let my mind wander – and, oh, does my mind wander. The most exercise I do is the constant blitz of ideas that run through my mind. See, I did it again! Back on track, over the last two months I just wanted to breathe and feel – good, bad and a little lost too. For me, the unknown is really where the magic lies so why do I feel the need to constantly over plan and measure everything? (Ooh on that note the blog views are stagnant for the obvious reason that it I haven’t written zip and I feel like I need you guys to talk to. So, why am I reveling in the lull of my blog success?)
Guess if I had it all figured, and everything went according to plan I, would never learn anything. Gosh I am awful at getting to a point. Right back to planning and constant measuring of results. The result, thanks to God’s grace, works out way better than I could have ever imagined – just in God’s timing and not mine. And often his plan is incredibly different to mine. So, the maps have changed and will continue to change. Life is hard, and I have decided to fully digest that so that fact isn’t a problem just a reality and the rest is pure magic! Four years ago, I was drawing out a map – leave Ireland, spend four years in Cape Town and then back to Ireland – and off course I was a decently paid super woman of an accountant all the while. The plan was to go back and Big and I would only work 3 days a week each so we would have maximum time with our kids and each other and well still have careers and pension funds to boot! Well, that’s nowhere on the horizon – so here we are super qualified and sorta unemployed and I instinctively decide we are off to Europe for a month, so I can fill up my magic reserves and Big can goof off a bit and play the supporting husband role that he is happy to do. So off go me and my brood to Europe in search of the road less travelled, which is in fact the title of my favourite book and here’s a snippet that sorta helps me understand life’s most mysterious nature:
“Each one of us must make his own path through life. There are no self-help manuals, no formulas, no easy answers. The right road for one is the wrong road for another...The journey of life is not paved in blacktop; it is not brightly lit, and it has no road signs. It is a rocky path through the wilderness. ”
― Scott Peck
And no matter what’s going in your life right now, stay organic on the inside and never lose your magic!
Freestyler for life
ps. I nearly bought that very same copper bath tub 4 years ago, I was earning in Euro's:) & now, at least I have the picture remind of what could have been!
photo credit: @fayros www.lifeinpictures.co.za