I love Pinterest, no surprises there. I found the above quote whilst pinning the other day & it really resonated with me, because over four years ago I took a chance, I took a risk, & I got right out of my comfort zone my friends. One phone call whilst waiting for my children to come out of school, I signed up for fours years of full-time study, whilst having three children under seven years old, call me crazy, but I felt this pull towards what I had always wanted to do since I was a little girl. I felt that if I didn't give it a go now, that I would never give it a go & gee I'm so glad I did, the risk & workload has been worth it. Yes my social life has suffered over the four years, I've probably lost a friend here or there because they didn't understand my workload, yes my girls have missed out on a few things due to their mothers assignment schedule, throw in a few boring school holidays too, yes I have permanent dark circles under my eyes. But what I have gained & what my family will gain in the long run will out weigh any of these things.
When I've finally finished this year, my girls will have witnessed their mum finish something, see their mum graduate, yes I'm going all out with that cap n gown, they will see that by being dedicated to what you love & that when you are passionate you reap the rewards, and as the above quote states, 'Now you know something about yourself' - what do I now know? That I am intelligent & dedicated, that I am capable, that I can write essays & research, & that sometimes this is completed all in one day ;), that I can do all this & be a mum, the most important job in the entire world.
Around here I have been working on my layouts for Citrus Twist Kits, the kits contain the most gorgeous collection I've seen in a while 'Wonder' by Crate Paper. I love how the above layout turned out.
Today in Australia it is R U OK? day, I wish I could ask my friend if he is okay, but unfortunately it is too late, so please ask you friends or family members, R U OK?
My lovely friend Diane whom I met on Instagram & is a fellow Citrus Twist Design Team member sent me this bright & cheerful crochet garland for my studio. I'm a lucky girl. Blessed to have great friends.