We are settling into our small town life, Bo and I. We are staying at my mothers place about two hours south of Perth, Western Australia. It hasn’t been all smooth sailing by any means. It’s been challenging for me to reassimilate to my own culture. I’m finding I’m being challenged both internally and externally by decisions I have made… decisions that are so against the grain in an every-day small town life that there is a push to change.
Bo had an awful ear infection, that we only discovered when I took her to a doctor to see about a cough. Apparently she’s had it for weeks, this stoic child of ours traveled with it and we were none the wiser. After a course of medication she’s much happier and much LOUDER than she was before. So I’m hoping that this is the end of this recent bout of sickness.
My transformation is on its way and I’m trying to discover once more what it means to be ME.
Bo and I have been rediscovering western foods and having mama-daughter lunches and breakfasts where we just share food from the same plate. It’s lovely that she is getting to the stage now that she can handle finger food well and has a lot less gagging and subsequent spewy moments now… All in all we have had a few weeks of quiet times, a few adventures, lots of giggles and cuddles and some special times with some old friends. We are settling in. We are finding our feet and there have been a few surprises along the way.
There has been a dark cloud hanging over us for some time now. A cloud that I have decided must be banished. My own happiness is MY responsibility and I stand up today and I take responsibility for it. Happiness depends on how you see the world… how you face the world… not on anyone else. So we are finding the happiness in the little things in our day to day life. The little moments that make me smile and make me laugh and make me thankful, truly thankful, for this wild ride.
Onwards and upwards my friends!