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Coming home

Saturday, August 12th, 2017

I’ve been away. Literally and figuratively. I took about 9 months out of work and gave myself some time to think about what I want out of life. Now I’m coming back – I’ve started a new job, very different to what I had before and I’m moving forwards to live the life I want to have. It means changing my mindset, learning to say no, downscaling, actually DOING the things that give me joy. Because there is only today.

I’m planning on coming back to the blog more often, but not on a schedule that creates pressure. I’m being gentle on myself and on the world. Life isn’t always good, but mostly it is. I don’t want to look back and think ‘I should have….’. This is it, this is me. More time, more creativity, more home, less stress and tiredness. I want to enjoy my life – in a quiet sort of way.

I’m travelling home from holiday today. We had a great time but I’m looking forward to being back at home. The joys of the mundane!! (Ok, well maybe not the washing!). I’m looking forward to getting back to the sewing machine, to seeing my cat, to weeding the garden and cooking simple meals.

Simple life.

See you,

Helen xx

5 Responses to “Coming home”

  1. Trudy cashmore Says:

    Helen, I admire you so much! You got off the beaten path and are now following your own drum beat! I wish I had the courage it takes to do this. My soul asks me to do this. I want to give it the answer it needs. I too have a room full of waiting projects that include upholstery to quilts made from my children’s clothing thru their ages. Maybe…..

  2. Helen Says:

    Hi Trudy, it took me a long, long time to get to where I am today – and I was pushed to breaking point before I was brave enough to jump. So glad I did ….I haven’t regretted it for one minute. Financially I have taken a huge hit – but that’s ok. It kind of forces me to live in a simpler and more considered way – and that’s actually a plus!

  3. CarlaHR Says:

    Hello Helen, how lovely to see your post. It sounds as though your “time off” paid off with a new life style and attutude. I look forward to hearing more about the changes you have made. You are so right, lfe is short and we must make the most of it while we can.

  4. Helen Says:

    Thanks Carla! It’s lovely to hear from you!!

  5. Edith Says:

    Welcome back, courageous woman! I love that you want to enjoy life ‘in a quiet sort of way’. I am realising more and more that that is the way to go for me, too. And you know what? Where I used to be happy with the newest stuff, I am now very happy when I sew a quilt from fabrics I have had for some years.