Friday, February 08, 2013

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Life is really good, even when it's not exciting.  It can be utterly satisfying achieving the most basic of tasks.

The girls are settling in really well at school, Leila making an almost seamless transition - not too tired, making friends and just  ...  happy.  It's different, I do miss her but she's so happy with school that I can't feel sorry for myself, I'm just so pleased.


I'm home, I'm not working at a paid job and I'm utterly happy.  I'm filling my days without a problem, in fact I feel I'm achieving more now than ever.  They're not exciting tasks - making pesto, daily loaves of bread, my annual staining of the outdoor timber - but I feel the measure of my days and feel satisfied.


My family, us being together, everyone being happy is what matters to me most in life.  Personal achievement is fine, but if I fail at doing my bit towards making us happy as a unit, then I fail utterly.  For the first time in a long time I feel that I'm getting things right.  I don't believe I've ever failed my children, but I know that there was a time when my priorities to my first love, were confused.  I let life overwhelm me, we both did, but space, time to focus on only family has reminded me how much I love him, that warming feeling we discovered so many years ago now, but also to remember to be sure he knows.  It's a bit of a revelation to me and I'm grateful.

Life is precious, the floor can move under you without warning and suddenly everything is different.  Remember if you'r not happy - make a change, don't wait, today is guaranteed, tomorrow isn't.

8 comments:

Jo said...

omg look at your basil! pesto? yum!!

when are you free? I miss you. x

Karin - The F Girl said...

Well spoken, a great reminder!

(And there is nothing more satisfying than the smell of a freshly baked bread coming from your oven, I think :-))

Anonymous said...

Nice post! Have a wonderful weekend.

Sandy said...

Such a lovely post, so happy you are happy! Life sounds blissful and you are right, family is definitely the most important thing above all else. I'd love a slice of that bread!

Miss Muggins said...

This is a beutiful post Victoria. I too have been pondering the simple joys of life and love.

Ren said...

This is a lovely post. I'm currently adjusting to my unpaid role at home and your posts really helps me to look at it differently.

Bella Mills said...
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Bella Mills said...

I love how uplifting your blog is. I too have had a long hiatus form work. Mine has been since moving out of Sydney over ten hours north to the seaside. It's a lovely change and I start work again tomorrow. I'm looking forward to it but I feel like I have achieved so much in my time off. New garden, painting, reading, cooking, taking photos, visiting friends and family :) The list continues...

How can I follow your blog, where is the Google Friend Connect or Followers button?

Bella @ Sea and Salt

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