I used to be an avid blogger, had quite a following too back in the day, but that was during a completely different time in my life. I was in a different place, doing different things and moved in completely different circles until something happened. The dreaded D word struck me completely out of the blue. I had no idea it was coming, there were no signs, there were no clues. It completely blindsided me. Yes, that is right it is the same thing that hits 32% – 46% of Australians every year (according to the Australian Institute of Family Studies). It is one of the three biggest stressors you will ever encounter.
It is that ugly, stigma attached word . . . DIVORCE
Even now, despite how far I have come and what I now have I can still look back and say that it was one of the most tragic events of my life. However, now almost 6 years on I am so thankful that my world imploded on Valentine’s Day 2008. Everything I have today is because of that, and who knows where I would be and how miserable I would have become had this huge life change not have happened.
Anyway, that is enough valuable space, time and energy that I have wasted on a man that didn’t deserve me!
Life is great! I am a 30-something Mother of two beautiful little boys who are the light of my life, my heartbeats. I am wife to one amazing man, who is a kind of big deal . . . and not just to me or our sons. I live in Perth and I just happen to know this is the world’s best city.
I love organisation and all that it entails. I am a working Mum who has a day job but I would sell my soul to be blessed enough to be a stay at home mum.
I love photography and am obsessed with capturing all the special moment I can. I am so scared I am going to miss a moment and find that it is gone forever. This is one of the reasons that in 3 years of being a mother I have over 30,000 digital photographs of my children, hence I have A LOT of memory on my computer and a number of external hard drives.
I love God, I am not fanatical or a bible basher but I believe in Him, I love Him and I am bringing my children up so reflect this.
I love to cook and OH MY GOD I absolutely adore my thermomix. It is the best gadget and appliance I have ever been fortunate enough to purchase and I often find myself wondering how I ever ran my household without it! I believe in using garlic in as much of my cooking as I can. I believe in sugar and chocolate. Oh, how I love them.
I think childhood is something that needs to be protected and rejoiced in and I will do everything in my power to keep my children being children for as long as possible. I believe in never sending your children to bed with a harsh word spoken, always cuddle them, kiss them and given that one more story, one more hug, one more anything. I believe that you can not spoil a child and I intend to nurture and cherish every second of my children and give them the world and everything in it.
I suffer from anxiety and get nervous about everything! I am also painfully shy.
I love roses. I love the way they smell, the way they look and all their amazing colours.
My favourite colour is red.
I believe in close friendships, loyalty and trust and once it is gone it is gone forever.
I believe in keeping every single promise you make.
I believe in making appearances, there is nothing wrong with a flick of mascara, a slick of lipstick. If it makes you feel good, do it!
I believe in trying to make my life as uncomplicated as I can, which is difficult considering how already busy it is.
I believe in my country and I believe there is nothing wrong with being patriotic, but there is something wrong if you are not.
I believe in my children and I believe they are the most amazing gifts and treasures I have ever been given. They are my air, my life, my heart beats and my everything . . .even though they drive me so GOD DAMN CRAZY!!!!
And that is me. I am looking forward to blogging again after a very long hiatus. I hope you enjoy the cyber ride.
The Naked Mummy