a little more about me

midlife blog ~ cresting the hill
Me with my lovely husband, Ross
Hi! I'm Leanne and I live in the lovely southwest of Western Australia. I blog about my life, my marriage, my family and anything that catches my attention - there's a lot of interesting stuff out there to talk about! I love being part of an online community of new friends - I get to share thoughts and life experiences with people all over the world (amazing!)

This is a stage of life where our children are independent adults who are thriving in their own lives. Our parents are older and approaching elderly but are still self-sufficient enough to get by with only a small amount of input from us. We have reached a point where we are financially stable and although we don't have piles of money to spare, we are living our lives comfortably and can afford to work less because we spend less. (Retirement is far enough away that I'll worry about it more when it gets closer to reality.)

Speaking of working less, up until recently I worked almost full-time for an orthodontist, but life was passing me by and the work environment was slowly but surely sucking me dry. So, I bit the bullet, quit that life and began looking for balance and a little bit of joy. After a few weeks of rest and refreshment, I found the perfect job working for a medical specialist 2 days a week and a new phase of life has begun.

Family-wise, I have a husband named Ross who does part-time marketing and a little bit of family counselling (quite a contrast and a long story in the telling). We have been married for 32 years and through many ups and downs and in-betweens we are still going strong.

We have two 'children' - Jared who is 29 and married to Hannah, and Erin who is 26 and married to Luke. Jared is a mechatronic engineer (you'd need to google that to have any idea what it is!) and Erin is a high school English teacher. They both moved to the city to go to university and are happy living in the big smoke and making occasional trips back to check we're still alive.

midlife blog ~ cresting the hill
                       Jared and Hannah                                          Erin and Luke                       
Please stop by and share your thoughts on any of my posts - I love hearing what people think and appreciate you taking the time to chat. I also have a facebook page and I'm an avid pinner and would love to have you follow me there too.

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