Here we are, well into the first week of May, and here I am feeling slightly unprepared for our holiday in just a weeks time. Dan and I are jetting off to Ibiza for our friends wedding next week. Its been a countdown since last year and I cant believe its less than a week away already. I am really excited. Ive heard really great things about ibiza and cant wait to go see it for myself.
We went Marbella a few years back just over a weekend for a friends birthday and I absolutely loved it there. So looking forward to seeing another part of Spain. Its just beautiful everywhere I have visited in Spain it never disappoints me. We also went to Mallorca last year summer as a family.
How was this last month for us? One word stressful! We have been busy making two rooms for the children in our house, which was no quick task. We did it all ourselves or rather Dan did it himself so its taken about 3 months from start to finish. It was hard but we are out of the worst of it and the rooms are ready and I just absolutely love them. I feel so happy that we were able to create a space of their own for them especially for Sophia as she really needed her own room. Here is a tiny sneak peak of it. I do plan on doing a full post on both the rooms but decor wise and accessories they are no where near done. After Ibiza I will look at finishing them both. But for now they are perfect and a really cosy space for them to sleep.
I am so happy. I said to Dan last night despite some other things we’ve had going on I haven’t felt this happy and content in months. Having the house upside down really unsettles me. We got through it and its done now but the last few days of it felt like they lasted an eternity. Towards the end the anxiety and just wanting to get the house and our stuff sorted were so strong. Those feelings all a distant memory now. But they were real for that period of time!
Part of me does feel like a new woman. I have my bedroom back, and also looking forward to making it cosy. But one step at a time.
April was also Daniels birthday month which by the time his birthday celebrations came we were both well and truly exhausted after trying to finish the rooms to get carpeted come the Monday morning. But it was a lovely celebration nonetheless.
April Sophia and Archie had two weeks holiday from school and we had such a lovely easter holidays with the children. The weather was mostly lovely and we did some really fun things. We had lots of fun.
Can I tell you one thing I am looking forward to from now on is slowing down. The last few years of our lives have been crazy busy, they have gone so fast and this year I want to take it back a gear and go slower. I want to take on less jobs online and at home, I am happy to take a more relaxed approach. Arthur will be starting preschool next year and he won’t be this small forever.
All three of them seem to be growing so much and come the summer is always when they seem to grow up the most. All the sun and travelling we do, the fresh air, and bike rides seems to make them grow up over night.
The thing I am enjoying the most I am just feeling so grateful right now for this period in my life. For our home, the amazing community we live in. The friends we have, our family. I don’t think I could wish for anything else right now I don’t feel like I have already. I feel like I have everything I have ever wanted in my life including feeling good and at peace. Im definitely so very happy and content.
I guess that means May is a month of making more goals to work towards. I really want to write down dan and I’s five year plan and make some solid decisions. Also make my own personal 5 year plan too. It’s not something we ever really did together in the past apart from making monthly goals. I l love thinking about our family and individual goals it feels so good ticking off those goals and achieving them.
Its my birthday next month (June) and I’ll be thirty, I was thinking of doing a big Party with all my friends and bringing everyone together which is the loveliest idea, but what with the house and us going off to ibiza I feel like i’d be overcrowding my mind and life with too much to do and organise and honestly the thought of it makes me feel stressed. Its just not the right time to sit and organise my 30th I don’t know if thats an odd thing to say or not but I am a pretty simple girl and all I want is to spend it with my husband and celebrate with my children. That would genuinely make me feel like the luckiest and happiest person alive.
I love spending some with Daniel and even if we went out for dinner just the two of us that would make me so happy. Any time on our own we get is super special. More so since having children we actually get to look at each other, sometimes we don’t even have to say a word its just nice to be in each others company. So that would make me happy a family dinner out with my loves and some time just Daniel and I too. That would be more than a perfect celebration for me.
Already I have learnt a lot this year, i’ve gone through some major things, personally. I have been humbled yet again by life and the experiences it throws at us. I have again been forced to trust the universe is woking for me and I have let go of control and allowed life to flow for me in the right direction. I have been grounded by my children and reminded how fleeting life is. That all this stuff online is just exactly that stuff. I love it here but I also hope that my space is an uplifting one. I want everyone who stops off here to know we all go through crazy times in life challenges are part and parcel so are all the different emotions we all experience. It’s part of growing and developing here.
So if you take anything away with you from this post its to know that it doesn’t matter what anybody else is doing with their life, it doesn’t matter what anybody else has compared to you. What really matters is your heart and your gratitude for your own life. Find happiness in the smallest of things in your own life and you’ll never go wrong. Make your little space, your unique life special to you and comforting to you. Being happy and content brings a person the greatest of comfort. It’s not what we have or who we know but how we feel on the inside.
I hope this has all come out okay and I hope you all have a wonderful May. Its one of my favourite months of the year, its spring, and everything is greener, flowers and pretty blossoms everywhere, is bluebell and rapeseed season too my favourite. I captured us in the rapeseeds now just to do the same in the bluebell before next week!
I leave you with these lovely quotes:
Stay positive and happy. Work hard and don’t give up hope. Be open to criticism and keep learning. Surround yourself with happy, warm and genuine people – Tena Desae
Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you’re going to live your life – Joel Osteen
Successful people maintain a positive focus in life no matter what is going on around them. They stay focused on their past successes rather than their past failures, and on the next action steps they need to take to get them closer to the fulfilment of their goals rather than all the other distractions that life presents to them – Jack Canfield
You’re going to go through tough times – that’s life. But I say, ‘Nothing happens to you, it happens for you.’ See the positive in negative events – Joel Osteen