intelligent, organised, practical, creative & strong; mum, wife and person.
I keep wishing that I could spend more quality time being present with my children, and be able to give them choices and some extra opportunities in life that money could buy. Sometimes I wish that I didn't have to be so strong and could 'stop the world' so I could get off for a bit.
My desire for our trip was to be able to discover and blossom into more of who I am; and for our family to bond more positively with each other because a family is for life. Um... not sure that happened unless crises are synonomus with positive growth.
I hoped to get more time to knit, sew, crochet, read, learn to play guitar, learn German, take photographs, and try new things. The reality was that I knitted up the yarn I took with me into beanies to give away as I didn't have the inclination all 17 months to knit the boys the jumpers that the yarn was carted to the other side of the year for; I sewed up only clothes needing repairs; didn't crochet; read maps / tourist brochures & books; didn't even take a guitar; DID need to learn more of the language; DID document our days via pictures rather more than text; and DID try new things.
I've volunteered with a variety of community organisations since 1999, and served in positions as trustee, secretary, co-ordinator, chairperson, trainer/mentor & representative.
I like blue, sapphires, clean lines, the shape of roses, minimalism, & silver. I'm a first-born INTJ/INFJ; who believes we need to watch what we put into our mind & body; and thinks that nanna knew a few things using baking soda and vinegar for cleaning. I don't like 'boxes' or 'labels' unless they are genuinely helpful but understand it's easier for people if I use them.
My anthems at the moment oscillate between Kutless's "Winds of Change" and "Good to be Alive" by Jason Gray.
WANTS TO VISIT: Anywhere, everywhere, somewhere! Return to Denmark, go with my darling husband to Iceland, spend a week or so in Andorra, wend our way into some of the Eastern European countries, maybe be brave enough to visit South-East Asia and have always been entranced by Venezuela (perhaps it was the 'v' and 'z' in the same word ?!) .