learning to trust my own opinions and expertise
I am lucky. My family is lucky. This weekend just past we took a short break to Melbourne. Yes, it pales in comparison to other families we know who are travelling overseas, or who seemingly take holidays every other week, but for us, it was fabulous. It was a weekend of wandering the city, going to the footy, catching trams, visiting the National Gallery, and pigging out on pasta and baklava. We were happy, individually and together as a family.
Of course, for the most part, we are a happy family. But there is no doubt that my husband and I work hard, and with three young daughters we have made choices that have sacrificed our family time in order to keep my career on track and to keep $ coming in. Often I get caught up in the daily ups and downs, ins and outs of life, and forget that we should be making the most of what our choices have afforded us.
No, we aren’t going on a 6 week European vacation any time soon, our house isn’t palatial, and Dammit, why don’t i have a cleaner? but we can afford to take a short break with our girls and go out for dinners and coffees and cakes, and get good tickets to watch the Lions beat the Bombers (seriously, didn’t see that one coming) without panicking that we can’t foot the bill.
This weekend I remembered that there is no point working at the expense of our home life if we then don’t use the rewards of that work to give back to our family – to create adventures and experiences to enjoy and cherish. To smile and laugh with each other as if there were no cares in the world.
Today’s linkup with The Lounge is being hosted by Rachel at The Very Inappropriate Blog
And also linking up with Talk To Us Thursday at Blogs and PR