06 January 2013
social commentary Sunday . . . 'hopes & dreams for 2013??'
Well hello 2013 & happy new year!! I didn't meant to leave a 2 week gap between posts, we're just back from a wonderful Canberra-Sydney-Brisbane 3000km beach holiday, which was too dreamy & busy to blog!!
I have a mix of plans for this year . . . some personal, private & pure; others public - to play out on social media. I want to get back into creating on a daily basis, i miss it . . . i want to earn the time to do it though - family, housework, exercise & health comes first, or i'll end up over doing it again (FYI 11 months ago i had surgery on both wrists/ 18 months ago i completely burnt out physically, mentally & emotionally from sewing non stop professionally for a dozen years!!) Always seek balance . . . tick.
Publicly, i am only going to commit to light & pressure-free social media links, like #lifeflashes for Donate Life week. I just can't keep up with daily/ repeat/ multiple memes. Only commit to really special causes . . . tick.
This was our view of sunrise on the first of January 2013 - heading out of Brisbane back to Canberra, about 4a.m. by the time we hit the NSW boarder. The roads were empty & we took our time doing the 1201km journey, with 4 active children & a German Shepherd!! Lots of beach stops down the coast. I love waking early, i achieve so much more in my day & sleep more soundly. Wake at sunrise, even in chilly Winter . . . tick.
Walking on a treadmill is one thing, going to the gym is another, however, walking in nature is incredible. To do it with my husband each morning while he's on leave, is magic. We see things each other doesn't notice. So i'm not going to renew my gym membership, instead, commit to yoga, running & cycling from home. Workout - outdoors . . . tick.
We haven't taken a family holiday at Christmas before. Sure we've stayed with family interstate & had 'holidays' exploring new cities we're posted to with the Army, so this was a really big deal (expensive) but so so fabulous!! We don't need a break from our lives, or our children . . . our holidays are not an escape, they are just a change of backdrop. As we live inland & want to purchase a farm this year, we can't afford a full on serviced apartment beach stay again, however, we can take beach trips on weekends, it's only 90 minutes to the coast from Canberra. Visit the beach more often . . . tick.
In the meantime, this view will stay with me for a very long time. Spend more time daydreaming . . . tick.
Do you have grand plans for 2013 or will you just make small changes & soak it up like me?? I turn 38 this year, sounds so grown up & sensible. It's a big year for our family as our eldest daughter starts year 9, apparently the 'dreaded' year of school, but she's too beautiful to turn evil quickly. Our twins are in year 6 & will rule their school, then this time next year, will be trying on sack sized dresses for high school!! Our gorgeous boy, my baby, is 9 & in year 4, like a flash, he's a young man. They each got stellar school reports, fantastic grades, wonderful comments & best of all, they show plenty of personality. They are truly, the people i hoped & dreamed them to be, only so much better!!