Monday, 29 May 2017

Midlife Monday ~ What if I Die Alone With My Cat?

What if the changes in my values and deciding to place my needs first, mean I die alone with my cat?


It's strange how our values change and when they do, it shifts our whole focus in life. A couple of months ago I contributed to a post that Sue from Sizzling Towards Sixty wrote on what brings meaning to life. My answer (and the response from most of the others) zeroed in on our relationships with our family and friends being the most important factors. The only person who listed different factors was Denyse - and reading back now, I think she is far closer to the crux of it all than I was when I sent my list in.

Saturday, 27 May 2017


30 Odd Questions - my answers for the link up - a great opportunity to get to know each other


As part of the 30 Odd Questions link up with Debbie from the Doglady's Den – here are my answers to the thirty questions in the Challenge. The link up lasts for a little while yet, so feel free to visit her blog, copy the questions and then link up your answers.

Friday, 26 May 2017

Five Things Friday ~ 5 Things I Don't Have To Do

5 things I don't have to do now that I'm a grown up

After writing about Quantum Change on Monday I remembered some of the changes being over 50 has brought about - here are five of things that I came up with a while ago that I don't have to do any more because I'm a grown-up:

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Wind-Back Wednesday ~ Creating A Life You're Happy With

It's time to do the things you need to make a life you're happy with


On Monday I wrote about Quantum Moments - one of the biggest Quantum Moment outcomes for me was giving myself permission to not be the "oldest child" super responsible person I'd always been. I stopped thinking about how much I needed to stay in the job I hated because it was our primary source of income - and instead, started to think about what would give me a life I wouldn't want to escape from.

Monday, 22 May 2017

Midlife Monday ~ My Quantum Moment and Value Shift

When you discover that a Midlife Crisis is actually a Quantum Moment


I've been discovering a whole new concept called Quantum Change and how it affects our values and wanted to share it on the blog today. It started with a reference to value shifts in this TED talk on Happinessand from there I was on a bit of a mission to figure out what Quantum Change actually was and how it affects people because it sounded very similar to the process I went through a few years ago.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Five Things Friday ~ 5 Reasons for Blogging

Five reasons why we blog - I'm sure there's many more but these are the top five in my opinion

Have you ever wondered why people blog? There are probably as many reasons as there are bloggers, but these seem to be the top five from what I've encountered. Some of them are combined together but I think at least one reason could be ticked by every blogger.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Wind-Back Wednesday ~ Finding My Blogging Community

Finding My Blogging Community and sharing the journey together


I have never been very good at women's groups and get-togethers. I always feel like the odd one out because I'm not really a girly girl. This might be the fall out from growing up with two brothers and a mother who wasn't very good at mother/daughter bonding rituals.

Monday, 15 May 2017

Midlife Monday ~ Why Do You Blog?

"Why do you blog?"   How do you answer this question?


If you are a blogger then you probably hear the question "Why do you blog?" on a fairly regular basis. I've read articles on how to give an answer to this question and how important it is to have an answer ready that engages with the person who asked. This is because a lot of bloggers are in the business of making money from their blog and a question like "Why do you blog?" can be the beginning of a partnership and/or a new source of income.

Friday, 12 May 2017

Five Things Friday ~ 5 Quotes For Mothers Day

Five Quotes about mothers, kids and parenting for Mothers Day


Keeping it simple for Five Things Friday - here are five of my favourite quotes that relate to mothers, parenting and launching your children - all those things we celebrate on Mothers Day this Sunday. I hope you enjoy them too.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Wind-Back Wednesday ~ Mothers Day (from a Daughter's Perspective)

We all love to our kids to remember Mothers Day - but do we do the same for our own Mums?


Mothers Day brings all kind of feelings my way. I get caught up in waiting for my "kids" to call and reading posts on facebook from friends who have their kids nearby and put up happy snaps. I always seem to want more from the day than what it actually provides.