Do what you love

Quote by David Frost.

It seems much easier to say ‘do what you love’ as perhaps a child, than say an adult who has bills to pay and mouths to feed. However, I fundamentally believe it’s true.

IMG_2361I’m very blessed that I work as a teacher in a lovely school – a job I wanted and enjoy, but I don’t believe that your job or career defines you.

I love being a Mummy too (most of the time – given the odd tantrum and over flowing nappy), I’ve been blessed with two little tots. My little man has just turned two and in 2009 I had a little girl who sadly was too precious for this world and so she had to fly off to bigger and better things. These experiences are my little positive miracles. J (my little boy) often teaches me more about the world than I do him.

Being a mother doesn’t define me either, or a partner, a relative or friend. To me ‘Doing what I love’ is the much smaller gifts in life. I try and make time for them because they make me happy, and on days when my bed is comfy and warm and the thought of going to work is too much to bare…they make my day worth while.

I wrote a few of them down in a little note pad that I keep my my bed (I’m a sucker for stationary) and I noticed that most of them were free or cost very little. How lovely is that!

* painting my nails * drinking tea * walking the dog in the woods *reading (both grown up books by myself and snuggling with J for a classic ‘The Tiger that came to tea’) * drinking red wine or a GnT in the garden with my Chiminea * cuddling * lighting candles (usually linen scented) * cracking the perfect boiled egg – with an appropriate number of toasted soldiers lined up on the plate.

So what do you do that you love? Maybe write a list and make more time for it (especially if it’s a rainy kind of day…and boy life’s full of those) Let me know how it goes…

12 thoughts on “Do what you love

  1. After becoming a mom, I find less time for doing things that I love, but I love them that much more now then I ever did before. I appreciate them. Like a good cup of tea/coffee, sitting down to read or watching a fav movie. Definitely want to focus on the little things that make me happy. Thanks for sharing. #thesatsesh


  2. Great post. I love telling jokes and having fun and usually some beers with my friends. I also love watching my kids grow and tickling them till snot comes out their little noses 😁


  3. This is why I write a monthly roundup as I write a list called finding beauty in the everyday. It makes me more mindful of the things that make
    Me happy. Thank you for hosting #thesatsesh


  4. Doing what you love gives you a sense of “you” and that is so important for self care. Im all about a nice bath but stupidly chose to do blogging whilst little man is napping and now I can hear him waking up… perhaps tonight when he’s in bed! #thesatsesh


  5. I love this , I made a conscious decision about six months ago to only do things that I really wanted to do , not because I felt obliged (parenting aside obvs!) and my mind is a happier place for it!! Even if that’s just taking a book and a glass of wine in the bath!! #thesatsesh


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