Face your Fear

Part 1: Face your fear.

 I have been thinking a lot about fear and what stops me from doing what my heart really wants. What are the obstacles that prevent me from experiencing all of the joy and happiness that is possible?

There are no easy answers. The questions invite consideration and much reflection. And I have started that process. Maybe I am swatting up for that New Year resolution months early because I know that any real change in direction and vocation will take time.

2015 has already been a  huge year. My eldest completed his last year of school and my youngest started her first. Family life continues to push us all forward, the wheels of the bus keep turning, the engine hums but…..I just need to stop and get off every now and again and do a maintenance check. Is everyone ok? How is this thing called family? Are we all on the same page, working towards the same goals? What is our family mission? How can we help and support each other to be the best we can possibly be? And it is sometimes quite scary to ask those questions, to dig deep into the hearts and minds of our loved ones. But it is necessary.

Will you join me and face your fear in the last weeks of this year 2015? Grab a journal, a pen and an awesome playlist on your iPhone and start making note of all of things that have been jumping out at you, demanding your attention. Don’t overthink the task just write, list, doodle…..make marks on the paper. Stay tuned for part 2: Break your fear.

New Year’s Eve

As you can see we are looking worse for wear at the end of 2007. It is time for change.
Here are eight new ideas for the new year of 2008:

  1. Feed the mouths, minds and souls of all 6 of us this year
  2. Listen more/better…..no really, really listen…..and find a special time/activity to share with each child
  3. Walk faster and more often in the outdoors
  4. Find the work, family, life balance and keep hold of it!
  5. Love more….Andrew, kids, family, friends
  6. Learn more….work, faith, IT etc
  7. Write, read and create
  8. Sleep

Wishing you all a safe, healthy and happy New Year.