Happy New Year!
I'm a bit late to the party but I hope you have all had a good start to 2013. I am not a big fan of resolutions; they just leave me feeling like I fail far too early on in the year!
2012 was an amazingly beautiful year as I became a mum and discovered a deeper-than-deep love for my little man. But it has also been a heartbreakingly difficult year as I have had to leave behind my marriage. Having become a mother, separated from my husband, moved countries, quit my job, and moved back in with my parents, I find myself at a bit of a crossroads. So, although I'm not making resolutions, I took a quiet day today all by myself to think, deliberate, plan, consider. Now more than ever, I need to look at where I've come from and where I want to be going.
I discovered the most delightful little coffee shop. Look at this!
It was so beautifully kitsch, it felt a bit like my great-grandmother's living room. And obviously, writing is made easier with a lovely notebook. So I opened a lovely new book I received for Christmas, and set to writing.
I want to live purposefully. I looked at different areas of my life - my spiritual life, motherhood, family, work/study, learning, finances, relationships, creative outlets, home, health - and thought about what is important, what is good, what needs tweaking, what needs a major overhaul. I suppose I have some goals, but mostly I just have ideas and hopes.
I came home with a sore hand; I'm not used to handwriting so much anymore, which is rather a sad thing! And I came home to a big, beautiful smile on my handsome boy, putting into perspective all the writing my soul had been pouring out.
He is now sound asleep as I pack a little bag for the two of us. We are off to Ballarat for a few days to stay with friends, excited for a little getaway.
I wish you all the very best of things for 2013, both what you hope for but also the unexpected, where I often find the most beautiful things lie in wait.