July 01, 2013

26/52 Weeks of Gratitude

52 Weeks of More gratitude. More hope. More love.

My kinesiologist is always telling me to connect more with my heart and so I keep trying to listen and to learn to trust my instinct. After many weeks of stewing over issues, listening to my heart and trying to trust my instinct, my efforts have paid off and everything fell into place this week. 

Lately I've been really tired; not managing my fatigue well at all. Most mornings I've had to drag myself out of bed Dolly Parton 9 to 5 style...

Tumble outta bed
And stumble to the kitchen
Pour myself a cup of ambition
Yawnin, stretchin, try to come to life... (9 to 5, by Dolly Parton)

My heart was telling me to change this, and to do something about my rising stress levels at work and to sort out my growing issue of living with my parents in a lovely, but smallish unit, where I couldn't get enough space.  My heart and I  found each other and everything fell into place like this: 

Sunday. I saw an ad for a room to rent, walked across the road and up a flight of stairs, and found a new place to live. It all happened so quickly and I still can't believe it met my rather unique criteria, namely having space of my own whilst being as close as possible to my parents without actually living with them.

Monday. Rhonda from Down to Earth started a new series on living a simple life- how to start, looking at your values and making changes around the home and in your life. The timing is perfect for me as I set myself up in my new place and put roots down in Qld.  I don't have to wait until I live the dream in the country to have the 'perfect' simple and sustainable life, I can make changes now. 

Friday. Jodi at Che and Fidel led me straight to this post by my new blog crush becoming minimalist. Two ideas in the post I've heard many times before and feel that now is the right time to give them a serious try are: Read and answer emails only twice per day (I'm going to start with five times per day first up) and establish a healthy morning routine. 

I feel like I'm out of wanting to change but not knowing how and I'm moving forwards again.

With a renewed zest for life I'm grateful for all the 'everything at the right time moments' this week. 

And just in time to start afresh for July. Wishing you a happy week. x

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Image: From my sister's garden patch in Melbourne a few winters ago.

Joining in for 52 weeks of gratitude here.


  1. wonderful! I love all of this. Sometimes our path is right before our eyes, we just need to know how to look for it. Brava lady for listening to your instincts and taking each day as it comes. This is a brilliant beautiful post. Loads and loads to be grateful for. xo

    1. rebecca I always love hearing from you x

  2. What a big week you had. I hope you enjoy nesting in your new space :)

    1. The nesting is going to take quite some time. There are still boxes everywhere x

  3. I see a kinesiologist too, I love the insight you get about yourself. Happy for you that life is falling into place x

  4. oh how I hear ya. I too have to drag myself out of bed which is not how I like to start the day. And I also love Becoming Minimalist. It feels like we've been taught for so long that more more more is the key to contentment and slowly but surely there's a revolution of people yearning for something a lot more simple.

    1. Hi Josie, having 'less' can be so freeing. I'm definetly more content when life is filled with goodness but with simple goodness.

  5. Fantastic that you've had so much fall into place this week. I can totally relate to dragging yourself out of bed. My alarm clock is my son and he always seems to wake earlier than I can manage! Best of luck settling into your new home.

  6. Sounds like you're on the right track Nat. xx


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