Tuesday, July 23, 2013

every one brings something to the table...

I've been meaning to update with this post and after coming across Emily's post this morning, it was the kick I needed to get it done.  For the last few months, I've been finding it difficult to find time to post.  I'm a firm believer in making time for the things that are important and so after a lot of procrastination and consideration, I've come upon the real reason why I've not been making the effort.  It's difficult to continuously update without wondering whether there is any signficance to your posts and stories.

I revisited a few early posts to remind myself of the reasons behind why I started blogging in the first place.  This process, like a lot of other bloggers, was to document early motherhood and my children's life as our piece of history. It was also a sort of forum in which to unload dreams, ideas and excess thought that swirls around my brain. 

While doing some research for a paper, I came across a lovely quote by Anna Quindlen who presented this as part of a commencement speech in 1999:

“Every story has already been told. Once you've read Anna Karenina, Bleak House, The Sound and the Fury, To Kill a Mockingbird and A Wrinkle in Time, you understand that there is really no reason to ever write another novel. Except that each writer brings to the table, if she will let herself, something that no one else in the history of time has ever had."

There is no reason for anyone to read these udpates, it's ultimately for me to debrief in an almost 'therapeutic' way and possibilities in which connections can be made .  Every voice should have the opportunity to be heard no matter the simplicity, repetitious nature or audience.  Sharing thoughts is good for the soul even if it gets lost as it enters the aether.

What are you holding back because you think it has already been done?  Business opportunities?  Exciting dreams?  Blog posts...

Monday, June 24, 2013

still here...

So many unfinished posts...I hope to update you all soon.

Head over to: imogen eve, this brown wren, or crazy.mad.beautiful
for some truly beautiful inspiration.


Tuesday, May 28, 2013

you're growing up...

painting and posing...

Last night after saying prayers, you wrapped your little arm around my neck and said 'night night...'.

Yesterday, we were on our way out for a bike ride, I handed you your boots and you consciously picked them up put them closer to the wall where you could stand, hand on wall and balance yourself to put your little feet into the boots...

All rather insignificant moments but moments all the same. moments that tell me, you, my little girl, are growing up.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

dust if you must...

dust if you must...*

dust if you must, but wouldn't it be better
to paint a picture or write a letter, 
bake a cake or plant a seed,
ponder the difference between want and need?

dust if you must, but there's not much time, 
with rivers to swim and mountains to climb, 
music to hear and books to read, 
friends to cherish and life to lead.

dust if you must, but the world's out there, 
with the sun in your eyes, the wind in your hair,
a flutter of snow, a shower of rain.
this day will not come around again.

dust if you must, but bear in mind, 
old age will come and it's not kind.
and when you go - and go you must - 
you, yourself, will make more dust.



* I found this poem on the one small room page
**I can't seem to find the author - please let me know if you're aware of the author.
***Flower/bird fabric strip from http://www.pierrefrey.com

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

a belated 'call to the midwives'...

As it was 'International Midwives Day' on Sunday, May 5th, I wanted to share with you the most delightful, heartbreaking and emotional series that is 'Call the Midwife'.  Currently showing on the ABC, it is truly one of the most inspirational TV shows I have ever experienced.

It is a BBC period drama series starring Jessica Raine, Pam Ferris and the hilarious Miranda Hart.  The show was created by Heidi Thomas, based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth and set in east London in the 1950s.

If you haven't already, I encourage you to keep an eye out for this memorable show (current episodes available on abc iview).  Your heart strings will be pulled, warmed and given a thorough workout...

Monday, May 6, 2013

grateful 17/52*

Ashamedly, I show you this picture in the hope that I am not the only person that sits amongst this kind of filth while hurriedly finishing an essay.

Also, to be grateful that today, my assignment is complete and I would gladly invite you into my home (which no longer looks like a toddler has been roaming, discarding clothes as necessary, taking itself for walks in the pram all with limited parental supervision - ahem).

And yes, that is a nappy on the floor.
In that moment, I was that person...

*way behind in grateful posts so I'm skipping week's here and there...of course, I remain constantly grateful for one thing or another during those missing weeks!

Friday, April 12, 2013

grateful - 12*/52...

I am grateful for perspective...

*busyness contributing to my missing week's of grateful....
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