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Life continues to push forward. 

Sometimes if feels that time stands still, now it seems to continuously be building momentum.

Last week ended so well. I had a meeting on Friday, and evidenced by a follow-up email, it went well. A member of my team who’s been away since May is feeling ready to take the leap of faith, to come back to work. I am so glad we’ve been able to support him with this, to give him the stepping-stones to make this possible. And on Monday he will reach for that first stone. It’s going to be a long journey, the difference in him, it’s so difficult, and it feels completely right to make this work for him. 

This week started with the little people being given their Ninja (Tae Kwon Do) clothes- oh the excitement. Especially because CM was given white robes of a 6-year-old rather than the outfits her brothers received. And for B&E, we’ve reached a crucial step in their journey to Ninjago. The list of questions is reduced.

I was away Tuesday and Wednesday, which was odd as I’m usually away later in the week. I had a meeting on Tuesday which threw me after things were going so well, a post-mortem resolved things.

I got home on Wednesday evening and read about a job. A job which had been my aspiration ten years ago. And is now real. It links to Tuesday’s meeting. The opportunity to make a difference. And something felt like jigsaw pieces may be falling into place. The famous last words of an optimist.

There are things we have to remain optimistic about. To instil optimism in others.

The hubby’s mum, who was admitted to hospital in the run up to Christmas, is on the upward curve. It’s been a difficult time, when positive news wasn’t always offered, but for the last couple of weeks there’s been an improvement. As an only child it’s been tough on the Mr. Thoughts and questions that he hasn’t wanted to entertain, and one point forced by the Doctor. But now. Now we have to believe this is the upward climb. It may be a difficult one, and not without continued challenges.

And the hubby’s focus, the world of thrifty, continues to motivate him. And entertain me. His world is now one of home-brew. The bid towards reducing the most expensive items of our grocery bill. And I am completely loving his purpose.

And all in all, it’s continuing, sometimes with disbelief. It is far from sunshine and rainbows. But the good times far outweigh the bad times.

As life’s circumstances can bring me down, challenge me, and test values and integrity, so I continue to learn, that positivity has to be the choice which keeps me going, difficult at times, there are so many things more important to me than the things which bring me down.

And on that note, I have the majority time got the bubbles in my tummy, I will embrace:

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    Stephanie
    February 6, 2015 at 09:44

    Hope things work out with your dream job. I did chuckle at your Mr’s home brewing and the motivation – hope that turns out well and is drinkable, I have memories of my dad trying something similar in the 70s and memories of an exploding Demi john – he never became the master brewer he planned to! Hope there’s better success in your house #wotw
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      Debbie
      February 6, 2015 at 22:28

      Thank you- trying to work out the pro’s and cons at the moment. I too have memories of my parents attempts- I want him to succeed but fear my role as guinea pig!

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    Kim Carberry
    February 6, 2015 at 13:16

    It sounds like things are going well! What a great word x
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      Debbie
      February 6, 2015 at 22:29

      Thank you x Hoping I can maintain it!

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    The Reading Residence
    February 6, 2015 at 13:18

    A brilliant word and feeling to embrace. It all sounds like it’s going in the right direction, and best of luck with that dream job, too. Thanks for sharing with #WotW x
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      Debbie
      February 6, 2015 at 22:29

      Thank you! I am beginning to feel as though everything really does happen for a reason. x

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    Kirsty Hijacked By Twins
    February 6, 2015 at 14:47

    Optimism is a fantastic word! I wish you all the luck in the world for the dream job x #WotW
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      Debbie
      February 6, 2015 at 22:30

      Thank you. Deep breaths and jumping off the side in store! x

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