Hey all, how are you?
If you follow my Instagram feed (lucy_fisk) you will know that it was my birthday this weekend and that I spent it in the lovely city that is Amsterdam.
The weekend that saw me turn 33 along with my friend Vanessa who was celebrating her 40th birthday taught me a lot. I explored one of the most interesting places I have ever been too. We walked and did so much that as I type this most muscles in my body are aching, my toes still feel a little bit numb and I feel so tired I could sleep for a week. Yes I hear what you are saying, I am getting old!
I also took the time to take stock of where I am and where my life is at my new age. I had been looking forward for sometime to going away, time with friends, time to be me and not just a mum and time in a place I had never visited. What I ended up doing was having an amazing time while also realising I have absolutely everything I want and need at home. I missed terribly my boys (Karl included!) and found my mind wandering to home and cuddles from my lovely husband and beautiful sons. It made me see that I am one of the luckiest women around and that made me smile massively!
You may have noticed I moan about the children, I get stressed, I sometimes nag Karl and I know you will be shocked to hear this but sometimes I can be a miserable moo but I love them immensely and would never be without them. Who can ask for more than that? All the other things I do, my mentoring, blogging, photography, Instagram, my newspaper column are all things I love and make me immensely happy but the root of all of these things are my family. They back me up, they give me my ideas and they are there when i need them.
My dream as most of you know is to write, to make a career out off my writing and my pictures and I see how that this is hugely to do with wanting to be at home and around my little family more. To be able to put my heart and soul into what I write while being in our lovely home surrounded by those that I love and that love me. Hint hint to anyone who fancies employing me to write for their publication, newspaper, leaflet or shopping list!
Anyway my next post will be a full on critique of Amsterdam but for now I must sign off and say that I may be the most grown up I have ever been in years but I am also the most full of childlike excitement that I have been for years. I am too old to please everyone, I am secure in who I am, I want to spend time with the people I love and enjoy all the smiles they bring.
Life is too short and time is far too precious to waste.