Sunday, April 15, 2012

weekend wrap

This week has been a crazy one with Lewie going into surgery to repair the 5 fractures in and around his cheekbone. It is quite a painful recovery for what might seem like a small surgery, loaded up on different antibiotics and painkillers, the first couple of nights were sleepless and for him uncomfortable. This weekend saw a big improvement in his conditions with the swelling decreasing and his appetite increasing.

Yesterday we spent a lot of time just hanging around at home, sitting on the balcony enjoying the the paper, the weather and each others company. Today we woke up and he declared we should definitely do something, so we went for a walk to our local Sonoma bakery. We returned home to finish up our coffees and toast and decided to venture out for a wander around our neighbourhood. This "wander" ended up being a good two hour walk, followed by a gorgeous picnic of deli delights on our balcony followed another walk in the late afternoon. With such beautiful weather, who would want to stay inside!

We are topping off today with a BBQ followed by a little left over chocolate from Easter! 

Weekend in photos:

Thursday, April 5, 2012

something i've never done.

This is what I am doing. I have shaken up my life. I am taking control of my life and going for what I want. This is the first time in a very long time that I have really focused on myself and really thrown myself into the deep end.

I have a huge goal and somewhere deep down I know that I will make it. Something just clicked. This "clicking" has been a long time coming and it's something I just couldn't fake. I had tried before thinking I could "take" to a new lifestyle, new career, new "me" but in reality I was kidding myself. The change came when I heard someone speak the truth I had been waiting to tell myself. They said "I told myself that it was ok, it wasn't that bad". This is exactly what I had been telling myself for a very long time, it's ok, it really isn't that bad, I can change if I want to, it's easy. FOOLING MYSELF. That's where I have been at. 

For the last three weeks I have been focused, my mind set has changed and I feel different. I can visualise my goal, I know it is within reach. I know it will take hard work, I know it will be a long road filled with some huge challenges but when all is said and done I must be and I WANT to be accountable. 

Follow my journey to a new me here. As I go along I am going to divulge more and more of what this means but for now I just want to focus and remember why I am doing what I am doing. No distractions, no excuses.