Firstly I have to start this post with a huge apology to Raychael from Agent Mystery Case!
A while back…. I’m not sure how long exactly but a few months at least I was asked by Raychael to take part in Mystery Jacket. The idea being that a jacket of Raychael’s (rumour has it she has quite a few!) would travel from blogger to blogger. Each in turn will put their spin on the jacket in any way they would like. The jacket will then make its way around Australia with a stop over in Europe before heading back to Raychaels place – you can find Agent Mystery Case here
Pretty cool hey?
Fast forward to last month when the jacket was carefully placed in my hands by super gorgeous blogger The Fashionable Mum aka Vicki… you can read Vicki’s Mystery Jacket post here.
Let’s just say that since the jacket came to be in my possession it’s been one helluva challenge to get my butt into gear and write my post.
Cue my sincerest apology to Raych because I know she’s been waiting and wondering what has happened to the jacket. Rest assured Raychael that the jacket is in good (somewhat lazy) hands! I also know Raychael will understand my delay since we’ve had recent conversations on my lack of blogging mojo and overall feelings of ‘should I stay or should I go now’
But fast forward once again and here I sit. Basking in the afternoon sun, writing outside while Mr 11 kicks the footy. It’s so nice to be soaking up sunshine and free time during these school holidays and for the first time in weeks I feel an enormous amount of clarity to my thoughts.
You see most of my time lately has been taken up with the constant distraction of wondering what am I doing, where to next and how can I make the ideas I have work for me and my little family?. So much to consider and decisions to be made.
Now with all this clear thinking there’s another realisation I’ve come to in light of recent events….
I can’t choose how people are going to treat me. I have no say over their behaviour, the comments they make or the general disregard they continue to have for anyone’s feelings besides their own
I do get to choose how I react to such behaviour. Whilst it’s difficult to always turn a blind eye particularly when close relationships are involved. I know that in order to feel good about myself, move forward and not allow others negativity to bring me down I am simply going to have to make like Elsa from Frozen and
(sing it with me)
LET IT GO, LET IT GO!
That doesn’t mean that I forgive you or that I’ve forgotten, it doesn’t mean you’ve won! My life is not a competition in which you get to be the judge.
This is me, this is who I am.
And I happen to think I’m pretty damn kick ass!
As for the Mystery Jacket, where to next?
I hope the next recipient has something fun in store. My journey with you was one of clear thinking and forging ahead, a path I needed to travel…. very stylishly though I must add!
Have fun Mystery Jacket I look forward to the next instalment…