My Weekly Round Up, And Being Lost In The Right Direction

This week has been odd, so my word is lost. But then I found this note-book and it made perfect sense to me, I am lost in the right direction! Everything in life is changing, no one is ill thank goodness. But life as I know it will never be the same. It’s hard because I don’t know what I can or can’t write about it at the moment. Part of me feels sad to the core, let down and angry. And then I look at myself and think grrr get a grip people are in much worse situations than me, in fact my situation is not bad, not really, the change is long overdue. Sometimes you need a little encouragement to change what doesn’t work for you any longer. So like it or not changes are happening, and in the end I know it is ultimately best for my family and I.

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Being an impulsive person when I know changes are happening I just want to get on with it. But I can’t, and that is the absolute worst of it. So I will sit, watch and make notes, I will add them to the reams of notes I already have. And hopefully I will have a few tales to tell when I come out the other end.

But with change comes excitement too, I know this is right and I know I will look back in years to come and say thank god that happened.

What has made me happy this week?

The amazing London Bridge Challenge with Diabetes UK, yes it was hard but I loved every minute of the day, and the walk really did me good, cleared my head, apart from the part where I nearly threw Joe off bridge no 7 for moaning about his alleged sore leg. He managed to run when he saw an ice cream van so enough said.

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Spending time with my Mum, Dad and Brother, there is nothing like being around family when you are feeling a bit meh and it was lovely.

Visiting my beautiful Nan, she is in a home now and sometimes looses her memory but we caught her on a good day and had a lovely time chatting and laughing with her. She thinks she is on holiday, which is lovely as my Nan always loved a holiday.  It must be where I get it from; in fact I am sure it is.

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Chris is making great progress with my desk, it seems I am more the project director as it has been completely taken over by Chris, how can you get sacked from your own project! But it is looking good, and I know he is doing it so I have a lovely desk to work from sooner rather than later.

My beautiful new camera arrived this week, I haven’t had much opportunity to play with it but I am so excited to learn to use it and hopefully improve my photography.

Dark nights, I know most people hate this but I love how cosy nights feel when it gets dark earlier.

This week I am looking forward to testing that camera out, and making it through to half term. We have a very exciting lodge break booked with Q Lodges, and time to chill as a family. It will be a well needed break.

And Jack will be 15 arghh how did that happen, my first born is 15. He is quite chilled about it, not bothered for a fuss. He does not get that from me, and the worst of it is I will be working till 9.30 on his birthday. I know how rubbish, but we will make up for it on the weekend at Q Lodges.

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26 Comments

  1. 17th October 2015 / 5:10 pm

    Sounds like a challenging and frustrating time. I am impulsive. too, and get impatient if I can’t just get going on things, so I can understand where you’re coming from there. I hope it is a good change, once you’re through the other end of it. A good week aside from that then, and with Project Desk coming along nicely! Thanks for sharing with #WotW x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      18th October 2015 / 8:08 pm

      Thanks lovely, it will be the best change once its all happened, its just the waiting grrr x

  2. 17th October 2015 / 10:42 pm

    Sounds like a lot going on and that quote is quite fascinating. #wotw

    • SarahJChristie
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      18th October 2015 / 8:09 pm

      Thanks Stephanie, yes loads is happening an emotional roller coaster that will turn out great in the end x

  3. 18th October 2015 / 4:11 pm

    I could have written this, its all change here too. Hopefully everything will work out for both of us, and great things will be on the horizon! Good luck xxx

    • SarahJChristie
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      18th October 2015 / 8:22 pm

      Ooh hope you are ok? Yes this time next year we will share a bottle of wine look back and wonder why we felt stressed x

  4. 18th October 2015 / 9:43 pm

    Oh I bet this being in limbo is driving you mad I would be the same but I am sure it will all work out perfectly in the end. love the bridge photo such an amazing achievement for you all xx

    • SarahJChristie
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      19th October 2015 / 10:37 pm

      Oh it is Amy, thanks lovely I am excited just want it all to happen soon. And yes the walk was incredible we had a wonderful day x

  5. 18th October 2015 / 10:07 pm

    I could really hear your voice when reading this 🙂 I can’t believe Joe ran to the ice cream van. I really sniggered at that. Can’t wait to see your desk too. Limbo periods are the worst especially if you’re a person that likes to just move on and plan. It’ll be right in the end though xx

    • SarahJChristie
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      19th October 2015 / 10:38 pm

      I know little monkey ha ha, we have been working on the desk tonight and it is looking fab eeek, and thank you yes I hope it will I am excited x

  6. 18th October 2015 / 10:09 pm

    That photo of you and your nan is a really special one. Its good to know that she thinks she is on her holidays. Obviously a very nice play to be. I am intrigued by the rest of the post and will sit glued for an update when it comes #HappyDays

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      19th October 2015 / 10:39 pm

      Ah thank you she is an amazing Lady, and ha ha trust me I cant wait to update x

  7. 19th October 2015 / 8:00 am

    Oh gosh, how I would LOVE to be going away in half term. For some reason, I really feel as though we need a break at the moment. Sounds as though you do too Sarah, I really hope that time away as a family rejuvenates you and helps you put things in perspective. Although of course, no matter what is going on in other peoples lives, you are entitled to feel fed up and grumpy about what is going on in yours. Happy birthday to your 15 year old! x

    • SarahJChristie
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      19th October 2015 / 10:43 pm

      Ah thanks Suzanne, I feel so much better this week, it just a waiting game now. And I know time away will really help you chill more when you are away don’t you? x

  8. 19th October 2015 / 7:23 pm

    Love this notebook – how apt. It’ll all be fine lovely. I’m excited for you. Huge well done for completing the marathon – you rock. I love that pic of you and your nan – so precious to make memories. Oh your new desk sounds exciting hun – I will keep a look out on Instagram. Xxx

    • SarahJChristie
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      19th October 2015 / 10:48 pm

      Ah thanks lovely, yes I was a bit fed up Saturday and then I saw the notebook it really made me think. I know I love spending time with my Nan she is amazing. And yes my new desk arghhh so excited xxx

  9. 19th October 2015 / 7:56 pm

    Not lost but found!! I won’t have any of that talk Mrs – this is a time for excitement for all that is to come. xx

    • SarahJChristie
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      19th October 2015 / 10:50 pm

      Ha ha you are so right and today I am feeling the excitement sooooo much xx

  10. 19th October 2015 / 8:16 pm

    I do believe that everything happens for a reason, and I believe in fate. Though sometimes its hard to see when life is a little rocky. You really need this Q lodge break and I cannot wait to read the review. Its another place that’s on my ever growing list of places to visit in the UK. I need a lottery win lol. Hugs and hope Jack has a great birthday. 15 eek xx

    • SarahJChristie
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      19th October 2015 / 10:51 pm

      Ah thanks lovely, yes Q Lodges look amazing, and yes that is how I felt last week but this week I am feeling so much brighter. I am so lucky to have all my lovely blog colleagues around me your support has been incredible x

  11. 20th October 2015 / 7:53 am

    Everything happens for a reason and your whole future is mapped out, so lost in the right direction is a great way to see it! Big hugs and thank you for sharing in #HappyDaysLinky x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      20th October 2015 / 9:34 pm

      Ah thanks Kate, yes you are so right and yes it is a scary but good place to be x

  12. 21st October 2015 / 8:41 pm

    I keep thinking of you Sarah, onwards and upwards hey?! This time will be the worst of it but everything happens for a reason and maybe you’ll have to time now to really reflect and plan! I love the photo of you and your Nan and just lovely that she thinks she’s on holiday, catching up with family always makes you feel comforted I think. Oh and I missed what camera you went for in the end?! I am so desperate for a few one but I know I have to save up a little more first before I take the leap, let me know what you think of yours xx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      27th October 2015 / 7:46 pm

      Ah thanks lovely, and you are so right I have got my head around it so much more now, I just need to start planning a little. And yes spending quality time with family aways helps doesn’t it. I got the Sonya5100 on Rachael’s recommendation and I love it, so light, stylish and easy to use ?

  13. 22nd October 2015 / 7:26 pm

    It sounds like an interesting change is going to happen. Change is hard but at the same time can be the best thing that’s ever happened. I wish you lots of luck x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      27th October 2015 / 7:52 pm

      Jane you are so right, it has taken me a while to get my head around but now I am excited for what is ahead x

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