Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Now and Then

Today I have been feeling very... reflective. Having JUST moved to sunny Queensland and leaving my family back in Tasmania, I have been busy upcycling furniture, sanding and painting. Whilst this keeps my overactive mind busy it also gives me "down" time. Time to just think. Yesterday I had a mini (major) meltdown over the beautiful vintage buffet I am doing up and then realised later in the evening that it was not really the cupboard I was having a meltdown about.

I am very fortunate to have two amazing parents and two phenomenal sisters and a small handful of inspiring friends. I have brilliant relationships with all of them and particularly with my parents. For reasons that I wont discuss here, I needed to live with my parents in Tasmania for 9 months. I had packed up my family home, shipped it to Queensland and gone home to have my beautiful Miss .75 so that I had some help with Miss 2 as I became more like I had swallowed a watermelon. This was an amazing time for all of us, meaning that when it came time to leave all people involved were heartbroken. I cried on and off the whole 9 hour boat ride across the Bass Strait and then I put on my big girl panties and dealt with it as Mrs B would put it. ;-) Now I am 3 weeks into living in Queensland and yesterday it hit me. Like a semi trailer hitting a concrete guard rail.

So, today I have spent the day reflecting on the frienships I have (whilst still painting this buffet), I realised that although over the years I have not picked the best of people to have as friends (I have decided I dont have a b-shit meter), along the way I have found a select few that have been those girlfriends who no matter what make you smile and laugh.

I am very fortunate that I have friends that always have my back. Who reflect the truth. Who remind me why I am so lucky to have them in my life. The ladies who always inspire me to be a more assertive person and not to take people's b-s.

As you can see I  have FINALLY figured out the adding pictures element of my blog and I cannot wait to show you all my little projects. NOT long now my friends.

Keep smiling.



  1. Hi, I've been searching for bloggers on the sunshine coast and have been having a read of your blog and I am sort of in the same situation as you having moved here just before christmas. Look forward to reading more.

    Peta -

  2. Hi Peta! I have only just seen your comment. Can't wait to take a look at your blog. :-)