They say time flies when you’re having fun, and it has! 4 years has gone so quick! From saying our Welsh goodbyes back in November 2018, to setting up our new life, to schools, to work and a global pandemic. It’s been a rollercoaster! But what is enough?
4 years on and the kids are settled very well, they are loving school and college and have a fantastic network of good friends. All we can ask for, right? Hmm. I’m not a materialistic girl, that boat has long sailed but I do want more out of life. What is enough?. The clock ticking is a reminder that time is passing. If you’ve read previous posts, you know that I’m an avid traveler, a wonderer, and I feel we are somewhat sheltered here in Australia with a limited choice of overseas travel at a reasonable cost for a family of four. Then there’s domestic travel, which is still expensive and which we’ve done lots of. I’ve not used my passport in a while and am very much looking forward to getting some new stamps!
Work has been a ride. From 3.5 years of self-employment to a 7 month stint in a role that wasn’t for me, now to land a lovely position as Group Marketing Manager for a telecommunications firm. It’s a trek to work but I only have to go into the office twice a week, so the balance is on point. But as always, I have bigger plans!
What is enough?
Eckhart Tolle said, “The power for creating a better future is contained in the present moment: You create a good future by creating a good present”, and that my friends is my plan! It’s also said that you are only ever five years away from where you want to be, no matter where you are right now so it’s time to get started!
I am in control of my life, I hold the playbook, I don’t believe in fate. If we don’t design our life plan the way we want it to play out, the chances are we will fall into someone else’s plan, which won’t be anywhere near as much fun! We’ve all heard it… If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail, and this is entirely true. If we don’t plan our next five years, we can already see them — just look at the last five. It’s a scary thought but a positive one, it gives us the motivation to cut out even the smallest thing that will take us away from where we want to be and start to motion the changes that we need to reach our goals.
Make It Happen
As we continue to make changes to our everyday lives for the better, we improve and with that comes consistency. The more you do it, the more you improve and the more you want to improve, and soon your whole life will be completely different. Why not keep a note of what you’re doing to make progress towards your goals and take a few hours each week to reflect on what’s working and correct anything that’s not. That will encourage you to keep moving on.
As the saying goes, “Goals are as essential to success as air is to life. No one ever stumbles into success without a goal. No one ever lives without air”. The future is what you make of it. Make sure you know where you’re going by planning and creating a big future for yourself. Start today. Create even the tiniest bit of forward momentum and watch the reshape of your life.
4 years on and life is good. We’ve made amazing memories and I am extremely grateful for all we have. I am so happy that we chased this dream and with our citizenship application now in, I feel blessed that our Aussie dream is playing out the way we planned it. But more plans are stirring… watch this space!
Written by Editor, Rhian Cable
Mum, Wife, Marketing Specialist, Book Worm, Sunrise Junkie and Blogger – Living life every minute.