How are you going?! I am going good. Finding my feet in the new neighbourhood and trying to get a new neighbourhood daily routine going. It’s weird, right? You move house and everything old is out the window. You have to find new ways of being and doing. It’s exciting and a bit unsettling. But I am more settled every day, so the future looks BRIGHT!
I think once my craft room/office is unpacked and sorted I will feel a bit more grounded. I just need to get a filing cabinet and maybe a little couch/sofa bed type thing. Then I’ll be all set! I sort of feel like I am staying in a holiday house, if that makes any sense?! I am looking forward to the familiar homey feeling creeping in, instead.
On the weekend we went to Camberwell Market for a bit of coffee drinking and mooching about. Then we had the kids over for a late lunch aka Family Feast. It was really ace. I love those kinds of weekends. A bit of mooching and a bit of family-slash-snacking. Nice.
Then guess what happened? My friend Gemma had her baby! Yes! Yay! On Sunday night her little baby boy was born. Everyone is doing well and I have cuddled that baby QUITE a lot already. So nice to be an adopted-kind-of-aunty to a fresh little person. He’s super cute, fuzzy and alert. My favourite kind of baby!
Do you know what else? Rin and I are going to Bali together for ten days in November. I am excited because the last time we went on a holiday together was probably when she was about 3 years old (we went to Tasmania to visit my Mum!) That is 25 years ago. Surely it’s time for another mother-daughter holiday by now?! Mostly we are going to eat things and read books, I think. That is the plan, anyway.
Because I am planning a little break, I’ve been thinking a bit about stuff. I’ve been thinking about how we favour the familiar when we are on familiar territory, but when we are adventuring/travelling out in the world we’re happier to take a risk (because we often HAVE TO!)
Do you think that is true for you? It’s true for me. I like to do the riskier things when I absolutely have to, but I will take the familiar choice/route by default, if it’s an option. I think that’s why change and travel are so good for us. They push us out of our usual comfort zone and help us swap the familiar for the fresh.
It’s weird that we choose familiar if we can, because it’s the FRESH and risky than often makes us feel alive! And yet, the familiar = comfort and there’s nothing nicer than comfy….
Does ANY of that make any sense?!