I had a moment yesterday when I stopped to think about something for a minute and realised that life is pretty perfect at the moment! Lots of little things clicking into place, working out, and finding their rhythm. Times like this need to be celebrated!
My chicks have settled into the school term well, and my boy has managed to attend school for full days on a number of occasions now. This is massive!! All the hard work that has gone into building stability for him, helping him to develop strategies to cope, working with the teachers and executive staff, and his doctors, is paying off. (And while part of me is touching wood that it continues because we have had these ups before, followed by big downs, this is definitely something to celebrate!!)
The younger two chicks are also happy to spend time with their father more often, so we are slowly, slowly, working towards a regular routine for that too. Another milestone! (The fact that he has a new puppy at his house is certainly helping in that regard!!)
And, wait for it, it looks like we might have ADSL broadband internet within the week! After four months on mobile broadband and constantly measuring out little packets of data for the kids, and keeping enough to keep working (and then having the kids completely shape the plan with a Youtube session and paying premium for the rest of the month – $10 per 1GB!!) this will give us all the ability to breathe out! Homework research can be done, TV viewing can be caught up on, and life can return to it’s 21st century first world normality!
I have also had a busy couple of weeks socially – tickets to shows, dinners, and amazing behind the scenes peeks at a show about to start. I have to pinch myself – all of this has come about because of my decisions to apply for the Human Brochure last year. My circle of friends and contacts has grown, and I have been able to experience things I would never otherwise have been able to do.
Even better, we are falling into a routine at home that sees me having one to two days a week where I can focus on my business! I have been developing new products, designing pieces I have wanted to make for years, and starting to build up stock. Absolute bliss!
I also have a wide circle of friends who are creative, generous, and talented. I can now recommend awesome craftspeople to my friends when they ask for a referral to have a chair fixed, a lampshade made, a dress designed, a website built. I love being able to share the love!
The irony of this is that in an exchange with my ex-husband last week he told me that those who read my ‘internet stories’ tell him that I make it appear that my life is hard and that I am a victim. As this couldn’t be further from the truth, I hope that anyone reading this appreciates that I am delighted that all the hard work, difficult choices, and rearranging of priorities over the last few years is paying off, as I always
hoped knew it would. The challenges that my children and I have faced over the last few years were tough, but we were never victims – we are and always will be, if I have anything to say about it, survivors.
I hope that your life is clicking into place for you this week too, and that you have something to celebrate.