On My Mind: What’s Next.

After a lot of thinking, talking, brainstorming, pros-and-cons’ing, I’ve made a decision about what I’m going to do next year.

This wasn’t a decision I came to without a lot (a looooooooot) of researching and soul-searching, but it is a decision that sits well with me and makes so much sense for where I see myself in the future, and it just feels…..right.


I’ve found my hunger.

As of the end of February 2017, I’m heading back to university, to study something that has been in the back of my mind for the last 15 years. Something I tried to resist, or replace, but it’s always been there and everything has led me back to it…so I’m not fighting it any longer, and to be honest, I’m pretty excited.

I’m nervous, too. What if I can’t write an essay anymore?  (I can. I’m good at essays.) What if motivating myself to study (it’s a distance learning qualification) is an issue? (It won’t be. I’ll have plenty of time when the boys are at kindy and school) What if I spend two years working towards being able to apply for the qualification I’m ultimately aiming for, and don’t get in? (I will. There’s no other option)

I’m looking forward to charging my brain, and absorbing so much knowledge that my head might explode. I’m looking forward to the challenges that I’ll no doubt face, and the successes that will follow.

I’m looking forward to adding a few more letters after my name, and to finally, finally doing something (other than parenting) that I’m passionate about.


A Sad Case of Neglect

Tiny Pickle & Friends  Tiny & Pickle Dunedin Floods 2015 Schhol Cross Country Pickle Minions the Movie Minions the MoviePickle the Pirate Dunedin Frost

Um…..did you guys know that it’s almost July??! Surely I can’t be the only one for whom this year is flying past like a high-speed passenger train??!

I’ve been waiting for things to slow down, for our weekends to be completely free, for hibernation to begin…..but it hasn’t. I’m not complaining; busy days means the winter will go by much more quickly, but I haven’t quite caught my breath from the madness that was summer yet.

The first few months of this year were full of Tiny finishing kindy and starting school, Pickle starting kindy, and birthday party after birthday party. Pickle came with me on a trip to Fiji for the wedding of one of my best friends, and a week after we got back, Tall was working in Thailand for a fortnight. There were more birthday parties, the school cross country, floods and frosts, a visit from Tall’s sister, and a visit to Tall’s sister…..and now the end of Term Two approaches which means playdates and adventures and Lego all over the floor.

What this also translates to is a bit lot of blog neglect. There just doesn’t seem to be enough time in the day to hang washing, cook dinner, drop kids off at various educational institutes, exercise, eat, vacuum up rice bubbles and then actually sit down for more than five minutes at a time. However, this week sees the P starting two longer sessions at kindy, which might mean I can spend a little bit more time doing this: drinking coffee and blogging.

Life. Getting in the way of a good blog post since forever.