I’ve been toying with the idea of starting a blog for sometime. I love to write, and as a young Mum of three gorgeous boys, I’ve been having some difficulty finding my sense of self again.
Life in a household of being the only female can be tough, especially for someone who is a self- proclaimed, ‘girly-girl’. Growing up I was in a household of predominately females, so this is definitely something new for me, and something I struggle with from time to time. However, I would not change what I’ve been blessed with, and I love my boys dearly.
Some days I just feel I’m losing control, but it’s these moments I cherish and treasure.
Apart from being a Mum of my beautiful boys, I also work part-time as a Nutritionist/Health Promotion Officer, and help my husband and his family run their third generation beef cattle property.
Life has certainly taken me on some paths I would never have thought since getting married. The romance of ‘life on the land’ has been rocky, and the recent drought was probably the toughest time of my life. I never fully understood the enormity of such until I lived it. I pray I never have to live through another, the loss and sufferance of animals, while being completely unable to do anything about it was a major reminder that no matter how hard we try, there is always situations that are taken beyond your control. You just have to trudge on through until the end. Life is about choices, and yes, being farmers is a choice, so you just have to put on those big girl panties and keep going, despite wanting to crumble and surrender. I learnt a lot about myself during the drought. I also learnt that in a crisis, I am strong, and I can/have to be strong for those around me. I’m sure the farm, and the family dynamics of running a farm will be topics of many blog posts yet to come.
This blog is mainly just for my personal creativity, and to allow me to reflect, de-stress and develop through the written word.
I had to start somewhere, so I’ve started….there will be plenty of moments to cherish and treasure.
Until next time,