52 Weeks of More gratitude. More hope. More love.
Crap, has it really been that long? The calendar tells no lies. I've been holidaying up and down the coast, catching up with friends and it's been so nice to spend quality time doing things I love with people I love.
On the flip side it's also highlighted a few hard truths. One being, even though I've tried really hard to like the Gold Coast the fact is I don't really like it. It doesn't feel like me. I could go on about why but I won't. There is no simple fix. I've chosen to be here to be close to my family, and that hasn't changed. I love seeing my family re and I still want that. Now to just find a way to like it a bit better!
I do feel a smidgen better already just by coming to the realisation that I don't like it. Sigh of relief. I can stop pretending now. I've kicked in to action mode and the first thing was to get my home life in better shape, starting with the laundry (always the laundry!) and a quick tidy up of the house this evening. My head feels clearer already with more thinking space and I got a surge of inspiration to sit down and finally share a few moments of gratitude from these past weeks.
Mountains and windy roads.
The first bunch of fresh flowers in my new home.
A present from my sister. Gorgeous soap from Melbourne. The scent is divine.
If you've ever found yourself living in a place that's not quite 'you' I'd love to know what you did to settle in and find your place.
52 Weeks of Grateful linking up with Octavia and Vicky.