Monday, November 18, 2013

Key to the door

Celebrated my son Jake's 21st over the weekend with family and friends. It went well. It wasn't a crazy piss up, just good food, music, conversation and lots of laughs. 

It was fantastic to have them all come together for his birthday. I made a short speech, but filled with lots of emotion. Words cannot express how much I love this kid. 

I'm not much of a selfie person, but took this one when I got home. I was happy, I thought I looked good, I felt good. 

I've been feeling a bit down lately, it's been a lot of things all ganging up on me. I am my own worst enemy though.

Twice in the past two weeks, someone has said I don't look old enough to have a 21 year old. It's nice to hear considering all I see are wrinkles when I look at me in the mirror. 

A lady I hadn't seen in a while, from my past, told me I inspire people. I inspire her. I dunno how. But the words were much needed and soaked right into my soul.

I am feeling better. 

Are you your worst enemy sometimes?
Have I inspired you? 
Ever wish you could go back to your 21 year old self and have a good chat? I do.


  1. You do look good and certainly not old enough to have a 21 yr old son. Yes I am my own worst enemy, maybe I overthink things and then can't get out of that cycle. Wow this time a fortnight ago well a bit later I hit bottom and stayed there all week it was awful but then I shook myself up, saw different scenery and got on with things. Sometimes you need someone else to do the shaking and let you know your worth.

    1. Thank you Anne, you are awesome to say so :)
      I have definitely been in a down cycle the past few weeks. It's nice to come out of it, and realise what's been going on in my head and kinda why I was feeling that way.

  2. Hi Alicia - fancy finding another local blogger! How long have you been following my blog? I only noticed you over the weekend and added you to my blog list then this morning, I went... hang on, I really know that face! I look forward to going back over your blog - your garden certainly looks lovely!

    I also feel down sometimes, not really depression, just feeling overwhelmed, like I am doing stuff for others and no one seems to return the favours. My Mum is in Hart Court and is declining with Alzheimer's Disease and this is putting a strain on me and my sisters. It is hard to see someone you love, change into a different person with behaviour that you know isn't really her and she has no control over it. It is a bastard of a disease!

    I have so much to be thankful for in my life (husband, daughters, large family who are all well and happy, I love this town) so that is the thing that brings me around. So many others are worse off than silly old me!

    Anyhoo, nice to see another local blogging - I've been at it since August 2008 but apart from my sisters and a few friends, I keep quiet about it! See you soon,

    Cheers - Joolz xx

    1. Hi Joolz! I have been following for over a year, I had no idea it was you, when I did though! I saw pictures of your girls the second or third time I visited and thought, Gee they look familiar, who is this Joolz lol. You've been blogging for a long time.
      I actually saw Herman the German at Margis and I didn't say anything and that I had seen him before, but I had a good feeling I knew where he came from ;) I think I am next to get some Herman.
      Not many people at all know that I blog either, I think our local area is pretty special too, I love sharing it, especially the coast.

  3. Hi Alicia, You have definitely inspired me. I met you when I just started blogging and you have helped me find my feet and supported my blog which I really appreciate. I think a milestone such as a 21st does cause you to reflect on your own life but the fact is that you can't change anything that's happened, you can only look forward. There are so many things I would change if I could go back but then I probably would not be the same person. Great photo and great occasion to celebrate :) Cheers, Tanya

    1. You are so right. Reflecting on my son leading up to his 21st, and my journey as a mum really hit home the things I could have done better, but you can't change it. I have to accept and move forward in a positive way. Thank you, I wanted to remember that moment :)

  4. You look fab and definately not old enough to have a 21 year old. I have been a bit blergh this last few weeks to, I think being sick has not helped plus life with a little baby plus the lead up to christmas all is taking a toll. Hope you are feeling better about things again.

    1. Feeling better. Boggy took the kids for a few hours on Saturday morning to the christmas pageant, which was a well needed break for me too. Looking forward to a nice, quiet weekend this week hopefully :)

  5. Sorry you have been feeling down. I've been there to. I'm not a fan of selfies or photos either. I think you look great in that pic. xo

  6. Would of love to have a chat with my 21 year old self.
    You inspire many everyday ..... just look at your followers on your blog.


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