All the light we cannot see

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So, life threw me a curveball at the end of last year. Turns out, it was a game-changer that I never saw coming.  All the light we cannot see.

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Half a life

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Time.  The one thing no one can control.  Not the government, the politicians, or the billionaires.  Nor me.  When half a life passes, it can only remind us of the speed of life.  Day, week, month, year, decade.  It passes so quick.  Especially with age. When you’re at the point in your life where you […]

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Live for Younger Days

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Life has an interesting way of coming full circle. Sometimes, we find ourselves revisiting the passions and pursuits of our younger days, reigniting the flames of our youth.

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Finding our Ikigai

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In a fast-paced world filled with demands, responsibilities, and an ever-increasing sense of disconnection, the pursuit of purpose has become a universal quest. Many of us yearn for that elusive feeling of fulfilment and meaning in our lives. Finding our Ikigai is step one. 

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Before the coffee gets cold

Life has a way of challenging our faith in ourselves. Pushing us to question our purpose and our role in the grand scheme of things. We often find ourselves contemplating the direction we should take, the choices we should make, and the risks we should embrace. We must make the most of our life before […]

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Sitting Here.

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Sitting here, right now, with this view.  The Milano cathedral all lit up at dusk.  The Duomo, the people, and the pigeons.  The last night of our grand Italian tour.  Sitting here just remembering it, thinking about the memories we have made.

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Hiraeth

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Hiraeth.  A deep longing for something, especially one’s home. A Welsh word that doesn’t exist in the English language but exists in my heart.

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Calm Serenity

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In today’s noisy and chaotic world, silence is often undervalued and overlooked. We are bombarded with constant noise from technology, media, and other sources, and encouraged to always be talking, interacting, and engaging with others. However, true strength can often be found in silence. A calm serenity.

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What if versus what is

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In life, it’s natural to dream about what could be. The endless possibilities and the potential for a better future. We make plans and set goals, imagining how our lives could be different if we achieve them. However, we need to remember the now.  What if versus What is.

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Maybe tomorrow?

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As I sit here and reflect on my life, I can’t help but think about the fragility of it all. The fact that tomorrow is not guaranteed and that my time on this earth is limited. It’s a scary thought, but it’s also a reality that we all have to face.  Maybe tomorrow?

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Letting Go

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It is just so sad.  Yes, I’m bursting with pride for the man he is becoming but the transition hurts so much. I remember his first steps, his first words, and all the big moments in his life.  Now at almost 17, can I feel him letting go?

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21 Everythings

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Time. Something we can’t see, touch, or taste, but we know it exists. Time is not a great healer, that is completely untrue.  21 years is a while. 21 trips around the sun. 21 years of missing you.  21 everythings.

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What is enough?

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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?

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Raising children your parents way

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Imitation. The action of using someone or something as a model.  That’s me.  I’ve done it for at least 16 years. Raising children your parents way.

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Wanderlust

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I’m 42 now (26 if anyone asks), and I’m in a point in my life where I’m happy. Just started a new job, which is challenging but which I’m enjoying.  Kids are happy, hubby is happy, life is good, but I am always experiencing wanderlust.

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A Beautiful Mess

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I’m trying, like really trying to hold it all together at the moment. Times are tough and I thought I was too, but it’s all a bit of a beautiful mess. 

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To Belong

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TO BELONG (verb): to be the property of (someone) | to be a part of (something) | to be in the right place | to feel that you are in the right place | TO DISCONNECT (verb) disconnect something (from something) | to become detached

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Memini, ergo sum

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Memini, ergo sum, I remember, therefore I am. An adaptation of the famous philosophical statement by René Descartes. Memory is a very interesting phenomenon.  It makes up part of our being, it creates emotions and is our ticket back to the land of the past. But can making memories also help us slow down time?

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