Touching base | Not just saying ‘I’ve been busy’

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Ok, so I’ve not dropped off the face…I’m still here, plugging away.

It’s been a busy bit of time, my sister’s 30th birthday, family in town, life in general. It’s a funny sort of thing to say, “Oh I’ve been so very very busy” as that line for me is a real ‘go to’ for when people ask what I’ve been up to, almost a ‘please don’t ask me to explain, as my head might pop with the effort to extract the information’. 

But it wouldn’t pop, and it might in fact be good for me every now and then to ACTUALLY say what it is that has been happening | making me stop, and reflect and share | instead of making it all seem so much more than it all has been. 

Being mindful and in the moment. Forcing the thoughts of a million ‘things to do’ aside and actually FOCUS on the person I am talking with and what they have asked me. 

Something I’m pondering this thought this morning as I sit here, ready to share.

My week since I last shared has been pretty full | of love and good times with family and friends. 

Hubby, the ‘Dragons’ and I joined some of our closest friends for a camping trip last weekend | days of sun and sand and evenings of drinks and laughs, it was a really good ‘unplug’ from the every day / night and so good for the soul to be around nature. I do so love the recharge that I get from being in the ‘bush’ / outback, or near the waves of the sea with sand between my toes.

So so so good for the mind and spirit.

Following our time away Hubby had a week off from his long hours and hard work and we mostly pottered around home here, spending time together and getting some things done that required both of us. The boys adored having him home, and I luckily had a couple of delicious sleep in mornings, being spared the ‘morning show’ (out of bed, breakfast, getting dressed ‘experience’ with the boys). 

We also spent some of the week preparing for my next-in-line sister’s 30th birthday, which we held at our house here on Saturday. Not a huge amount of prep required as it was a lovely simple party with hung fairy lights and paper lanterns, blankets and cushions on the grass with pallet ‘tables’, punch drunk out of recycled food jars. Very ‘market’ feel and so easy to set up and pack down too.
It was a really lovely night with good friends and family marking her 30th year with love and laughs. I do love a well organised get together.

And now? 

Some ‘down’ time, focusing on some usual life chores and activities and casting my mind to continuing my journey to finding me – whilst being thankful and grateful every day in this blessed, love filled life I call my own. 

I hope you have all had a lovely week also.

Much love

x Anni x

 

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Heels on my day off

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Not too long ago I worked in a corporate office, surrounded by corporate people, busy working corporate jobs…wearing very corporate clothes.

I LOVED wearing corporate clothes! I loved finding an outfit that made me feel powerful and strong. ‘Power Dressing’ I believe it is called. I loved shopping for the perfect items to help build my corporate wardrobe, and | most of the time | the most important part of that wardrobe… the heels!

Oh the heels! I had so many shoes, of all different heights, and colours, and I ADORED wearing them. 

Since becoming a mummy I no longer wear corporate gear, and over the last 3 years the ‘corporate’ items have slowly disappeared from my wardrobe. 

Please don’t get me wrong, one can still ‘power dress’ with an ‘every day’ wardrobe,

 it all comes down to how you feel when you’re dressing and what you ‘see’ when you look in the mirror 

For me, part of it still comes down to my heels. I still have so very many of them, love them, sometimes put them on and walk around the house for a little while, feeling strong, liking the way they make my calves look {lol}, just loving them. 

 

Well…. yesterday I had a day off. Off from the kidlets | looked after by my darling sister | to get some things done, appointments etc. 

And I wore heels! It felt amazing, I felt sexy and attractive, and a bit like my ‘old self’ where I was a bit more aware of ‘me’ – but different, somehow better, because above those heels was a woman with so much more life and experience and wisdom than the last time they had been below her.

In my ‘old life’ I would have laughed at wearing heels on my ‘day off’, for as much as I loved my heels, I was more than happy to slip them off at the end of day in favour of either bare feet or thongs.

But this is my new life, my REAL life and I wear heels on my day off!! 

| If I want to |

heels

xx