Remembering To Feel Grateful

The past few a weeks seem to have flown by but at the same time I feel as if it has been an eternity.  Two weeks ago I was sat in Birmingham with some wonderful ladies. Some I had been in contact with online, some I read their blogs but never had a conversation and there completely new faces too.

I felt welcomed and enjoyed the adult interaction.  It seems of late there has been no actual adult interaction.  I just seem to spent my time with The Boy and Girl.  As great as they are, I feel I need some adult face to face time.

I’m not sure why I am feeling like this right now.  Is it the isolation of being self employed and part of my working life is spent sat at home looking at a computer screen all on my own.  Where as the other half is spent working alone in a shop.  Customers don’t stay and talk, its just hello, how much is this, what age is this toy suitable for etc etc and then they leave, hopefully having made a purchase.

But then I look back at my life 18 months ago when I was in ’employment’, working in an office, talking to colleagues.  Having adult conversations and I question whether I was happier then.  Was life better then than it is now?

Back then I had so much in my life.  Some our daily adventures are pictured here in my Project Life albums.  All this fun came because of The Boy & Girl and all the adventures we went and found.

Big adventures.

Small adventures.

Adventures that were ours.

Was I happier then?  I don’t think so.  There was so much stress in my life, some hateful people that I needed to remove from our lives.  Constant let downs and disappointments from those around me.

But still we had our family adventures.

This is what I need to do now.

Go have adventures.

Family adventures.

Make memories and have as much fun as we can along the way.

Then document our adventures.  Sit down and start to love scrapbooking again.  Find time in this hectic adventure called life to do something just for me.  This way when I am feeling down I can look back at all our the great things in my life and feel grateful and blessed for the life I lead here by the sea.

My life really is blessed and I must remember this and be more grateful for all the precious memories I have and those that we will create.



  1. 10th May 2014 / 4:12 pm

    I know what you mean and can totally relate to how it feels working from home, in front of a computer all day. It’s great to have the luxury of working in this way, but my God, I do miss the office banter! So important to get out and about in real life sometimes too! Great post. #pocolo

  2. 10th May 2014 / 10:20 pm

    I worked in an office before I had kids, I hated it to be fair it was a very bitchy environment I guess not all offices are like that!
    I completely understand where you are coming from as far as adult conversation is concerned. When I haven’t got a baby at home I can literally spend the entire time the kids are in school not speaking out loud.
    Oh! and I love your scrapbooking, looks like you’ve had some great times. #pocolo

  3. 14th May 2014 / 1:59 pm

    It was SO lovely to meet you in person at BlogCamp – you were just as I had imagined you 🙂 There are so many wonderful memories in this post and you are doing great! Thank you so much for linking to PoCoLo 🙂 x

    • Candace
      15th May 2014 / 7:07 pm

      Thanks for your lovely comment. Was lovely to meet you too

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