My mind is currently on fire at the moment, I think it has something to do with the change in seasons – we are slowly moving into springtime here in the UK and the sun is actually shining for more than 2 minutes a day, and to me, everything is better when the sun shines bright!
As a little girl growing up in ‘burbs’ of Melbourne, Australia, I had it pretty bloody good. Middle class, always food in the fridge, (fancy food if visitors came over) and never over scheduled on weekends. Looking back, what I remember the most, is a very peaceful existence.
Enter the teen years.
Not much changed.
Life was still pretty bloody good.
I remember being about twelve or thirteen, I was walking through the Bulleen Village shopping centre hand in hand with my mum some random day after school, we were headed off to have our coffee and iced chocolate treat (a regular occurrence for mum and I – such a special memory to have now as that grown up girl) when some sort of light bulb went off in my head alerting me to the fact my mum was roughly 10 years older than all my friend’s mums’ (punctuation was never my strong point ‘s s’) and that I needed to cherish the years I have with her not fight them like my other teenager friends.
So that’s what I did, I strolled through my teenager years building a good relationship with my parents and enjoyed having them in my life (and still do – 79 years strong and 80 years stronger!!!)
Now enter my twenties!
I loved my twenties!
What can I say, this time in my life was awesome. Mum and Dad semi-retired about 2 hours out of Melbourne on the Mornington Peninsula, and my sister was looking for company in her rental apartment – so age 19 I found myself with full-time employment for a pretty fancy Marketing agency in South Yarra, getting good money and living away from home. While all my friends (lets be serious I really only had two or three real friends) were
studying partying at Uni.
Days and nights were ours.
Cars, boyfriends, money, nightclubs, pubs, late night KFC drive through visits, weekends to myself (or not), laughter and more laughter till we peed our pants, it just rocked!
Slight hiccup, I fell in love with the wrong boy, he broke my heart, I took far too long to ‘shake it off’ experienced rapid weight loss and became a little defensive when communicating with the opposite sex. On reflection this was all in preparation for meeting Mr Right and when I did, the fireworks were electric (still are if your asking!!!)
Being 20 something, sits in my memory as such a carefree way of living. I smile every time I think about my twenties, I feel light headed and sometimes giddy when I place myself back in time. I shared most of those days with my BFF Netty, and met my Mr Right a couple of weeks before my 23rd birthday, and they are both still very much apart of my life today.
Long and short of it – I had 4 kids across 2001 to 2009, and moved house 6 times. (currently living in our 10th house, if you’re wondering) That my friends, is how I see my thirties. Nothing more to add.
Onto my 40’s, the decade still in the making.
So the question I pose to you all is….
What if my best days were behind me now, what if life would plato from here on out.
That doesn’t sit too well with me, I get a little too scared to think the line in the sand has reached its peak and now it’s on a downward slide.
That can’t be it, grow up, play up, have babies and then give up?
Here at SorrentoMoon I have had the most wonderful time being able to express my inner most thoughts to the world (knowing only a handful of family members and friends really see my stuff) Once I hit publish I am another kilo lighter and I always feel refreshed after I have sent my message into the universe.
To me, SorrentoMoon is my way of detoxing my mind, but I am looking for more.
I am looking for that side of me that used to laugh till she peed her pants, I don’t want to regress back there again, I just want to put a 40 year old spin on that 20 something gal who knew how to have fun.
It is a work in progress, life is a work in progress, but I think I am getting closer to what it looks like – I have been spending time on adding yet another blog site to my collection – It is going to be a hub spot for SorrentoMoon and CelebrateYOU! cards. (and loads more)
It will be a place where I can showcase all the different aspects of my personality that are busting to get out and party but haven’t had anywhere to go for a long time.
I am designing the website myself (mainly because I am too tight to pay someone to do it) so it is taking me a little longer to iron out the small stuff (something a professional would do in 5 minutes is taking me days).
So can I count on my loyal SorrentoMoon fans, followers & friends to stick with me and hang in there until launch day? (date yet to be determined)
I am so excited to get this side of me out into the universe and then see what bounces back at me.
Wish me luck, I need it!!! If I hit a road block I might walk away (I have a tendency not to complete things if it’s all too hard)
PS – For those of you who click onto my blog site you will have noticed a slight facelift here at SorrentoMoon and those of you who read directly from the email, have a quick visit and let me know what you think.