Ashgrove, Bardon, Burleigh, Clayfield, Paddington, Wynnum, Machans Beach, Mt Gravatt, Macgregor, Robertson, Graceville, East Brisbane, Windsor, Morningside, Sunnybank, Sunnybank Hills, Loganholme, Cornubia, Currimundi, Doonan, Carindale, Caloundra, Mt Cooroy, Tewantin, Tingalpa, Gympie… are you tired yet? These are some of the places that I’ve lived since arriving in Brisbane in 1980, (some suburbs I’ve lived in 2 – 3 houses). In years gone by it seemed nothing to pack up and move again. I liked the change. I liked the houses with swimming pools, the constant variety, it was fun setting up new spaces and exploring new areas.
Over the last year tho, I’ve grown tired. In fact, when I think about moving again I feel exhausted, the mere thought of all those boxes sends a deep groan from within, not again! So I’ve decided to change pace for 2018. I’m changing gears, moving from city life to a country lifestyle again. Time to create a pace of life that suits me now. Change is good. It keeps us on our toes, gives us an opportunity to see things with fresh eyes which can help propel us forward.
There is also value in standing still, feeling settled, allowing time and space to co create a life style which gives us a deeper nurturing from within. Allowing our stillness to develop roots, to be at peace, no matter where we are or what we are doing. Feeling tired has given me the chance to reflect on what type of lifestyle I need now…. how do I want to grow in the future? What hobbies have I put on hold for years? What acts of service have I always wanted to do yet never found the time for?
I wish everyone a Happier New Year, may 2018 bring you into more fullness, into your higher calling, into greater peace and freedom.