Mar
22

Making Changes

Dictionary definition of changeHave you ever wanted to make a change in your life but didn’t know where to start?

If you’re feeling like this right now then join the club, because I am itching to make some big changes in my life and while ever I stay where I am, I feel frustrated, and sometimes even angry, that I’m not achieving the things I know I truly could. The not so good thing about feeling this way is that I’m venting this anger and frustration at people around me (e.g. my husband, my Mum), and after the frustration subsides, I know it’s not them specifically that I’m upset at, it’s me.

Now when I really stop and look at my life, I have a lot to be grateful for, and I really do mean a lot, so why do I want to go and shake everything up?

I think when my Mum was in her late 30’s (as I am now), this would have been called a “mid-life crisis”. I shudder when I hear this term, because it conjures up images of being half way through my life already, and that shock-horror – menopause may be just over the horizon.

So maybe this is a “mid-life crisis”, although at 37, I don’t think I’m anywhere near the middle of my life (I’ve still got a huge list of things I want to do – my “Bucket List” if you like). And I also don’t think this is something that is peculiar to any particular age bracket. It just depends on how long you can put up with the discomfort that comes with not following the voice inside urging you to do what you really want. For some, it may come early, for others it may be later, for me, it’s hitting me hard now and because it’s hitting me, I’m also noticing it in others around my age as well.

A benefit of this discomfort is that it is getting to a point (or it may already be there) where the pain of not doing what I really want is becoming greater than the fear of actually getting out there and doing it.

So stay tuned for more updates on the changes I’ll be making.

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About Helena

Helena is a stay at home Mum to one funny, intelligent and very curious little boy. Helena & her husband are working towards creating a location independent lifestyle that will enable their family to homeschool, travel and experience the world together.

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