The day is drawing to a close so I will endeavour to make this week’s blog a quickie. I’ve been out all day doing important things like meeting a couple of lovely friends for morning tea and meeting another friend’s new baby for the first time. Mmmm, I love little babies.
The housework has been left undone this week but I am surprisingly not bothered at all. I feel like I’ve experienced yet another little shift this week in the form of letting go of the stress I attach to the minor issues in my life. I realised something had changed this morning when running late for the CAT bus into Fremantle to take the kids to school, I found myself feeling calm, unfazed and accepting of what was.
I discovered that I was able to put this situation into perspective for the first time by telling myself it is OK that we are finding it a little harder to get out of the house on time at this darker time of the year, and also, “come on Trish, your kids are pretty much always at school ten minutes or so before it starts, being late once or twice in a term is really no big deal”. In the past I would have been impatient with myself for getting stressed, and cross with the kids for dawdling and end up starting the day with a frown and tight shoulders. This morning with no real effort at all, I just felt OK. Phew! That felt good!
This new calmness has coincided with me getting clearer about my path forward in my working life and a feeling of being quite productive this week on the creative front. I wonder if there is any correlation? I have certainly begun to make peace with the reality that I can’t be ‘super-mum’ and ‘super-homemaker’ and well as bring my creative and professional dreams to fruition. Finally it seems I am beginning to live my philosophy that all is well in every moment. Just breathe and be present, that’s all.
Friday night frivolities beckon! Tonight I’m off to the first meeting in WA of The Goddess Alliance Australia.
Love to you all,