Posts Tagged ‘Excitement’

Some weeks are crazy… Fun, laughter, love, friendship, road-trips, adventure.

Some weeks are crazy… Busy busy, rush rush, race, run, chase.

Some weeks are crazy… People to see, stuff to do, catching up, tracking down, hanging out, fooling around.

Some weeks are crazy… Planning, prepping, digging deep, knuckling down.

Some weeks are crazy… Time.  Space.  Solitude.  Reflection.  Meditation.

Some weeks are crazy… Ups, downs, highs, lows, pressure, release, repeat.

Some weeks are crazy… Walking, talking, searching, seeing, feeling.

Some weeks are crazy… Magic, mayhem, mania, motherhood, joy.

Some weeks are crazy… Music, dance, expression, connection, fulfillment.

Some weeks are crazy… Look, see, delve, explore, learn, develop.

Some weeks are crazy… Love, passion, desire, lust, longing, loving.

Some weeks are crazy… Shout, scream, stamp, sulk, cry.

Some weeks are crazy… Living.  Living.  Living.  Living.  Living.







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Here’s to the beautiful people in my life right now.

May our flaws, scars, imperfections, off-centre outlooks, love, friendship, passions and sunny dispositions ever unite us.







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‘I’ve worked hard today… I think I deserve to work more hours!’

What a thought!

My daughter supports young adults with learning difficulties into work placements.  She sources the placements, learns the duties expected of her students, and then teaches and trains them.  When they are ready, she supports them in the work place until they are ready to go solo.

One of her young men is making huge progress.  And the quote above is how he sees work.  As a privilege…  My daughter wrote this poem about it, and has used it as her very first blog post!   If you could show her some support for her first steps in blogging by taking a look here… https://incluition.wordpress.com/the-blog/

Here is the poem – quite thought provoking!

I do it… And I’m sure I’m not on my own,
After a day at work we come home and have a moan.

Grumbles, tuts, the odd sigh and even a tear,
I’m sure in most homes these are the sounds you’d hear.
‘I’m unappreciated, over worked and under paid’.
An image that we’ve all portrayed?
Then one day it hit me… Is this strictly true?
I know we all work hard but aren’t we lucky too?
Now the students that I work with have disabilities of the learning kind,
My role is to support them into work that I help them find.
Now the tasks that most just do from day to day,
For some of my students they can’t just pick it up straight away,
For them practise and dedication is what it takes,
Where most would probably exclaim for goodness sakes!
This is all before learning the job they have to do,
Now you would understand it if they moaned and groaned too!
But for some of my students they see working in a different way,
It is not a chore and it’s not all about the pay.
Having a job means much more than that,
One student said something today that struck me from our chat-

‘I’ve worked hard today… I think I deserve to work more hours’.

Not more money, time off, praise or rest,
Just the chance to work harder and to do his best.
It is a given to most that they’ll get a job, do well and succeed,
Unfortunately for these students it’s not a guarantee.
I think we can all learn from what this student had to say,
So… have you worked hard today?


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‘Life is what happens while you’re busy making other plans.’  ~John Lennon

That certainly seems to be the way for me at the moment.
My head.  It knows there is heaps of stuff that could and should be done.  Important stuff.  New stuff.  Plans, preparation and progress.
But my heart!  My heart is full of sunshine, long walks, capturing little moments with my camera, muddy boots, new discoveries, late night talks, love, friendships, enjoying the lives of my little chicks and they spread their wings and fly, wine, wanderings, and dreams of all that there is to see and do in this big and beautiful world.

And so I strive to find a balance.  To force myself to ignore the joy and excitement of the promise of spring and the lure of the great outdoors.  At least long enough to get some words into the right places and some work into the right spaces.

So many of my days are lost to awe and wonder.  Today I should claw one back for work…  The sunshine through the window calls me – wish me luck!

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happy weekend

With some very busy weekends behind me, and more ahead of me – today is an oasis of quiet and calm.

A life lived in contrasts makes for a very exciting journey.

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Day 134 - Ta dah!

That is all…

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Day 100 - Yay!

Well… Here we are! 100 days of purple… Yay!

Such a simple thing, but it makes me happy. Every day I have a reason and an excuse to indulge myself in something that makes me feel good.

And today is a significant day for me in other ways too.  One day I may look back and say, ‘I remember 14th June 2013. That’s the day that everything changed…’

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