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I Want To See Life’s Manager

When life gives you lemons…


My Early Midlife Crisis

A friend reminded me today of one of my inspirations to study social work.  For as long as I can remember I have wanted to be a foster mum, but I just couldn’t ever seem to fit it into my life.  I always had to work, or I had kids or step kids of my own (terrible excuses I know).  I remember watching this Australian Story and thinking we need more people like this.  One day I realised that if I studied social work I could help make a difference in the way that I have always wanted.  It had never occurred to me to make it a career (I kept banging my head against the business wall).

Now We Are Six


Two Videos

Last year, when my life started to fail, in amongst the drama and the unhappiness, two videos connected with me, with where I was at, and made me re-evaluate my life.

The first one is Brene Brown’s TED talk on vulnerability.  She talks about connecting with people, being human, letting people in.  It struck a chord in this perfectionist control freak.  This video is one of the reasons I am doing this blog.

The other video that had a profound effect on me was Scott Stratten, author of Unmarketing. He talks about stopping keeping on going. He talks about how he made all these sacrifices in the name of his family before realising that he was sacrificing that time with his family. Last year, I kept on going. I pushed through the emotional and physical pain and I paid for it. I should have stopped. I should have focused on the things that matter. I dare you to watch this and not cry.