#illridewithyou

This trending hashtag makes me proud, considering on my Facebook page I was disappointed when reading numerous post degrading, segregating and disrespecting minority ethnic groups with hateful comments. As you can imagine such posts are disgustingly inappropriate in a time were hate needs to be banished and love and peace shared. My heart is aching for those taken hostage in the siege and my extended condolences to the family’s unaware of the safety of there loved ones. The I’ll ride with you hash tags symbolises equality and a neutral ground that believes has the same right to feel safe in there home, and that’s just it everyone should feel safe and at home in a beautiful country such as Australia, it should not take such an event to realise this.
Be kind.
Love.
Pray for the ones who need us most at this time.
.TSW. xo

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This is not okay.

So right now I’m watching the breaking news on my television about the siege in Sydney with what could be up to fifty hostages… and my heart.. is breaking. I am feeling overwhelmed with emotions. Fear, worry and sadness.  The poor hostages that have been in there for five hours so far and the poor families that are don’t know if there loved ones are safe. I cannot fathom what they would be going through…. You could not expect this when you decided to go out for your morning coffee.  My heart it aches that we  live in a world that this happens. That this is happening.  As I write. This is not  okay. I feel such distress  I will write a proper blog about the situation  once all is well. I ask you, please pray for Sydney, pray for the beautiful people that are in such a horrific situation, prayer for a kinder world. Pray for this to be over and for all to be safe and well.
Thank you.
.TSW. xo

But darling what if you fly.

Have you ever had the sudden urge to do something completely barbaric, with no logical reasoning behind it aside from the fact that doing it would give you overwhelming happiness. But then you decide that it is in fact to barbaric and your just kidding yourself. Well my dear friend you are wrong. You should do it, don’t question it just do it. Because at the end of the day if it makes you happy that is all that matters.

.TSW. xo

The simple things.

Some days are just good.

You know how some mornings you wake up and you just have that moment… and it feels good and you know that it is the foundation for a good day. Well today was not one of them. Today hasn’t been bad so to speak it just hasn’t been overwhelmingly great. Yesterday however. Yesterday was a good day, so I thought heck… why not tell you all about it. Firstly I woke up, not only did I wake up, but I woke up next to the man of my dreams. The love of my life. I do this thing, and no matter what time it is he is always so tolerant… but I had a dream about crazy things, I think it involved some sort of mutant animal, so I rolled over and told him all about it … this was at half past five in the morning might I add. He listened so contently and he always shows interest and just lets me ramble on with my crazy thoughts and then he gave me a hug and we went back to sleep for a couple more hours. Just before I fell back to sleep I had that feeling I was talking about, I knew then that it was going to be a good day.

Anyway…when I finally ‘properly’ woke up and actually got out of bed and decided to be productive…  I made a giant feast of bacon, eggs, hash browns and toast for my partner, my sister and myself, paired with delicious coffee ….I guess that alone could be the foundation for a fabulous day. It was delicious, just what I needed, after breakfast we got organised and went for a hike to a beautiful fern reserve about half an hour away from where I live. The hike itself was only roughly forty minutes… and I had done it before… I did not recall it being so hilly …. Or damp and slippery. But the company and the picturesque landscape made it all worth its while. The rest of my day went on like this … simple but enjoyable with the best company and good food. We played to many games of Uno… saw my niece and had a family movie night, we watched maleficent … I’m suffering from a few hearing issues at the moment and am going slightly deaf. So I didn’t hear at least 97.654% of the movie … but it was good and I had such a wonderful night. To top it off I drank milo, online hunted for some jobs with my partner and stayed up late into the night talking and just generally embracing the company of one and other. It was simple. It was perfect.

Yesterday was swell.
I am ever so appreciative of all the beautiful souls that are in my life.

They make me feel so truly blessed.
They make the simple days count and create memories that last a life time.
.TWS. xo

The sum of the people you meet.

So just recently found an old notebook that I used to write, I guess you could sort of call it a diary. It was just filled with endless banter discussing  the boys I like, how fat  I thought I was and that mum just  didn’t get me, but my best friend Danielle like totally did (the same Danielle who I haven’t spoken more than a good solid three words to since  I was 16). I got to thinking how important the people around us are in building us an individuals, helping us grow and strive and making us the best possible people we can be, even if they are a ‘Danielle’ who no longer plays a significant role in your life. They once did whether it be for the briefest moment or the longest, be thankful for the presence for the experiences and understanding they gave you, or not even so much being thankful for it but appreciate that they helped you become the beautiful human you are today.

I feel like life is made up of stages. Within them stages are more stages, and in them more and more and more and more. The stages of life are infinite, much like the numbers between 0-1 or between 0-678. Although they are both infinite, one infinity is longer than the other. People are the basis to the ending and begging of all of the stages, people control the infinities we have, and yes there are other factors that contribute to them. But…. I am going to ask you to do something for me and I’ll do it with you. Think back to a time in your life which changed you or affected you (positive or negatively) physically, emotionally, mentally or spiritually, that was a defining moment in your life yes?

One of those moments when you left one stage of your life and entered a new one.

Was that moment completely self-made?

Could and would it have happened without the presence of other people in your life. Probably not. Well I guess there is the possibility that you were the exception and if that’s the case, awesome! But for the majority of us out there it wasn’t the case, we need people to help make the defining moments in  our life happen  and as dependant as we are on other people … let’s not forget that they need us to… everybody needs everybody.

Back to my ‘Diary’ like I said I was certain that my mum didn’t get me at the time I had written my it but on reflection, her sternness, her discipline, her worry and our bickering was all an act of love and kindness to help shape the woman that I am today … and no Danielle you didn’t really get me (You did however make me realise exactly the type of person I didn’t want to be) … But yes mum you did. My Mum had my best interest at heart and I know that if she hadn’t of raised me the way she did, if she hadn’t of been the way she was… I wouldn’t not be who I am today, and to be frank I like the person I became. I do however wish I would have been more appreciative of my mother at the time when she was trying her best. There are a lot of people in my life I know that I didn’t appreciate enough and I wish I could tell them otherwise now … some I can … and some I can’t. That’s just the way life goes.

But my dear friends (can I call you that?)…I can try and inform you of the importance of people in your life, I cannot however make you believe me or agree with what I’m saying, and by no means am I  saying that any of this is .. as such.. “right”. No matter how big or small, not matter what the relationship is like. Everybody you meet has directly or indirectly had some form of influence on shaping who you are today. So yes. You are an awesome person. You are the reason for that. But my dear you are not the sole reason for your awesomeness.

So I will leave you with dot point messages. Just in case you cannot be bothered reading all of my ramble.

  1. You are a result of your experiences.

  2. Your experiences are made up of so many different faces.

  3. Be thankful for that.

  4. Appreciate everyone who enters your life. (You don’t have to like them, but appreciate them.)

  5. Life is full of stages, so if this stage sucks… I have been there… it gets better … eventually this stage of your life will end and a new better stage will begin. I promise it is worth the wait.

  6. Lastly you are awesome. (definitely the most important to remember.)

.TSW. xo

The Joy that is Christmas.

Something about the month of December and just Christmas time in general makes for one happy girl in my house (yes that girl is me) . Its a time to indulge in all things sweet and savoury, a time to spend with family and a time to join in on all the Christmas festivities . A highlight for me is walking into the house when my mum is making Christmas puddings and the house smells of spices and fruit and aromas that scream merry Christmas. Fundamental to this happiness is something that I could shamelessly enjoy all year round…. but unfortunately that is just not  the way the cookie crumble… and no I’m not trying to be witty and talk about the greatness that is sugar cookies and ginger bread men. Christmas carols. I say this in complete confidence… I may or may not be listening to spotifys ‘Pop Christmas’ playlist while I write this … but I’m totally not listening to The Backstreet Boys- Its Christmas Time Again, that’s a lie, I totally am and I am loving every minute of it (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Llx2shF_Eg – check it out, I promise you will not regret it). For me at least, I know that Christmas carols are like a warm fluffy blanket for my soul, the ease the stress of the month and the worries that come with the beautiful thing that is Christmas time. Now lets have a moment to talk about gift exchange, although every Christmas is special , this year especially is one that is overwhelmingly special for my family and I as it has been the most rocky and unexpected of years. But there is always a silver lining, and that came in the form of a little baby girl, my niece… who actually is seven months old today. She is the most perfect bundle of joy who is my sunshine and the sunshine of everyone that lays eyes on her, casting her rays on all the bad days to bring light, peace, joy and understanding to the gloomiest of hearts. That being said Christmas for my family this years is not about the gifts, but about the presence of  the people we love most in our life on such a special day and to celebrate the beautiful gift that is my niece and that it is her first Christmas. So between my sisters and I we have decided to do a kris kringle, essentially that is just buying for one person..but there is a catch .. no buying is necessary as the gift should be up cycled or handmade. (So I am open to craft suggestions as I’m yet to settle on an appropriate idea for the sister that I am buying for.)

But basically I just want to say .. embrace December…. embrace Christmas and all its festivities… but most importantly  embrace each other.

This has been a true ramble.
My sincerest apologies.

.TSW. xo

A mind full of sunshine.

I feel like I’m supposed to start this with some sort of introduction, when i feel like the only appropriate introduction is that I’m hopeless at introducing myself.
So I’ll try make this short and sweet.

Just an old soul with young blood.
A mind full of sunshine and a heart full of warmth.

Just going to be writing what I feel, see, hear and do.
Writing is my saviour and words are written to be read. I’m going to take you on the journey that is my life. Admittedly its not all smooth sailing but that’s the beauty of it. I hope you stick around and i promise I’ll try my best to make it worth it.

.TSW. xo