Last night I attended my 21 year old cousin Katie’s engagement party. She is engaged to the charming Joshua, who is of Greek and Italian heritage. Enough said. The night was romantic and safe to say we all left there all loved up. I also left there looking at my partner and wondering whether, he would ever ask the question which I would happily say “yes” to. 

Now I know it would be a stereotype to say that getting engaged and then married is every girls/women’s dream and that life is all about falling in love; but this is how it is for me. Given yes we have to work to make money in order to survive this thing we call life… as well as save for events such as the ones mentioned above, but to me it is all about getting married, buying a house and starting a family. Nevermind the order that it happens in. 

For my partner and I who are already living together and have been for going on three years, marriage would be the next step for us. Whether it be sooner or later who knows what our future holds, but attending a night such as an engagement party puts it all into perspective of what I want for myself, for us in the future.

I sometimes find myself jealous of those who are moving forward in life much faster than what I feel I am doing myself, but then I am reminded by those close to me that all good things take time and that I have to remember to stop and take in all the good things I have in life at present. So heres to the good things we all have going for us 🙂 !!
Stay tuned- J


One more sleep…

So my partner and I are going to Lakes Entrance tomorrow. Though we are only staying there 3 nights I am keen for the time away. For those that have animals/pets you will be able to relate to the preparations prior to going away. For me this includes; cleaning my horse paddocks/animal cages, buying stock feed/carting hay and making sure all animals have sufficient food and water. I am greatful that my Dad will be minding them whilst we are away. Its not all chores though as I will be sneaking in a ride on my horse this afternoon…

That holiday feeling…

Whilst most people had the Christmas/New Years period off I had to work most days except the public holidays. I have been waiting for holidays for a while, yes I have atleast 4-6 weeks off a year, usually in 2 week intivals but in my line of work (aka . childcare) I find it of high value to have time off and away from the centre. Dont get me wrong I love my job and find it highly rewarding in all aspects, however it is fast paced, mentally draining and physically demanding a lot of the time… which is why I hang for holiday time.

Today is the first day off my two week holidays. With horse riding, story writing, keeping fit, a trip to Lake Entrance, catching up with friends and family on the cards… I am going to make the most of every day. So far I have done several loads of washing, caught up on dishes, sorting through clothing to keep/donate, tidied up the many rooms of my house and now I am going to sit down with a good book. I am currently reading, ‘Man Drought- By Rachael Johns’. 

Stay tuned – J

When it all catches up to you…

20161101_120545.jpgDoes anyone else have those days where you just get home from work and decide nope I’m not hanging out the washing, not doing the dishes… I am going to simply have a shower sit down and “relax”? I admit I don’t have children at present so my work load to some may seem little in juxtaposition to their own.

After coming back from Tasmania, my partner having stayed there another week to spend time with his family; I have struggled to get motivated after the long days at work. I might add I am usually highly motivated and not at all a lazy person, however this week I simply haven’t had the energy to do a whole lot.

Now on a public holiday for the ‘Melbourne Cup’ it has all caught up to me. A long list sitting in front of me nagging to be completed in at least the next few days before my partner comes home. Even now writing this blog I am procrastinating over what I should do first.

I actually hadn’t realised or hadn’t acknowledged how much he (my partner) does to help around the house. How much he takes off me having to do during the week. Sometimes things like that get taken for granted, even if done so unintentionally.

Note to self: Thank him for all he does when he finally gets home. Make sure he knows how much he is appreciated!