Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Saturday, November 26, 2011


I am on my placement at the moment, enjoying putting into practice my uni learning. I love listening to the stories that patients share. I especially like talking to people who are in the later half of their life, their reflections are something I find fascinating.

I have a few standard questions, I just wanted to share some of my favourite answers...

Do you have any regrets?

A man shared that after divorcing his wife of fifty years, regretted was that he did not cherish her and put his career pursuits before his relationship.
A man who has had his ability to travel taken from him by ill health, regretted that he did not have more adventures.
A woman who had lived with an abusive husband regretted not leaving him.

What is the secret to a long marriage?

Putting up with each other.
Doing the right thing.
Falling in love again and again.

my favourite so far,

'This too will pass'

Cool job huh.

Thursday, November 24, 2011


Ethan had an epiphany this morning...
'When do you finish uni Mum?'
'February, why?'
'I was just wondering if you will ever make my lunch again, it probably isn't going to happen is it?'
Growing up is tough.


Driving in the car...Wilson says "Mum, I've decided what I want to be when I grow up'... (his last career aim was to work at Dominos, like Ethan)...'I think I will be a pirate, because Jack Sparrow probably has everyday clothes'...

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The sun was shining on me today... Life is good.

This is one of those feel good posts. I have been having up and down days the last two weeks, mainly the regular humdrum of my life, add a bit of spice.

The sun was shining today and after yesterdays pit of emotional choc mint ice cream and nutella dulldrum, I was suddenly aware of all the great things I have going on in my life... comprising mainly of people. I have always been a great believer that friends are forever. My mother would tell me that people come and go and I have always tried to prove her somewhat incorrect by 'collecting' people that warm my heart. I endeavour to stay in contact and care for those close and dear to me.

So this post is a post of thanks... a thank you to those I love who enrich my life with their spunk, openness, dedication, humour, angelicness, free spiritedness, adventure seeking nature, cheek, sass and love. I was especially appreciative today.