Saturday, 29 September 2012
Back to the Simple Life..
OK that is sort of a lie as in, I am not back to a simple life myself but I am managing to search out the simple things in life and pursue them.
I haven't done grateful the past few weeks as I have been a little lost and been taking the time to find my balance. My work/life scenario has got way outta control.
I am identical to my friend Kelly in that I am an over achiever and to quote her "the need to over-achieve became a killer. I couldn’t deliver anything at the expected level. I had to surprise people. I needed to hear them say, “Wow, no one’s ever done this as well/ fast/awesomely as you have”. Well nothing has changed there but I have found my mini me over achiever in Cherie to help ease my work load. I have a fantastic network of people working with us (hello Petr, RJ, Mark, Adam, Jessie, Em and Michal with his Crew) but their skills are very unique and compartmentalised leaving me with the lions share..
There is always an excuse for not doing something enjoyable as I have to get X,Y or Z done but in the last 3 weeks I have been forcing myself to exercise more, to take the kids to the park, sit out the front of the house with them playing around me and even go to bed an hour earlier.
I have an iPad and iPhone with me all the time so I can check in and deal with emergencies so I am still working but I am enjoying the Simple things in Life..
I am grateful for the sun on my back whilst I run
I am grateful for visual delights of running along a coast line
I am grateful for taking a coffee from home to the park and just sitting
I am grateful for my kids smiles as I clamber rocks with them
I am grateful for sitting on the deck whilst my kids show me their scooter tricks
I am grateful for the time for cuddles
I am grateful for the feeling my life could be this way more often....