What does it mean to have a good life?

I’m the kind of person who tries to ‘put things in perspective’ when I’m feeling down but I’ve found that difficult this week. I don’t know if this because I’m in the process of packing up my home in preparation for a move to the country and coming across old photos, beautiful cards from my kids, memorabilia from my marriage has made me feel sad about what could have been or maybe it’s the reality of quitting my job and moving to a small town that is a bit daunting.

I’ve wanted to get out of the suburbs since I was 21 and I’m finally going to be making this dream a reality 21 years later. Losing my hair has certainly made me realise what’s important and in my opinion ‘having a good life’ does not include; working 5 days out of 7, doing a job I don’t enjoy, having a mortgage that I won’t be able to pay off until I’m 60 and not having enough energy to keep fit and grow my own veggies etc.

I’m hoping my move to the country will give me the life I’ve craved for a couple of decades but I think it’s important to find happiness regardless of our situation… some days that’s easier said than done.

Focusing on the positives; these photos make me happy because I’m so lucky to have two kids who I enjoy. I am so proud of my children and the strength of character they have developed over the past few years… all I wish for my kids is that they get to live a good life and I think that depends on our ability to put things into perspective. 🙂

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emmy and susan

4 thoughts on “What does it mean to have a good life?

  1. Tricia White

    What beautiful photos – no wonder you are feeling a bit nostalgic. It is a difficult decision to uproot and move on, but you are going to be making lots of new friends and memories. Your new home is beautiful and you will wonder why you didn’t make the move earlier once you get settled.

    Can’t wait to visit you, the dogs and the goat 🙂


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  2. Cheryl

    Your posts inspire me every time I read them. You inspire me to stop whinging. You inspire me to step forward. You inspire me to be brave. You inspire me to stop seeing the glass as half empty ( well in my case could be the bottle). You are an amazing inspiration in my life. Thank you.

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