Saturday, February 09, 2013


"Do you think I've gone round the bend?"
"I'm afraid so. You're mad, bonkers, completely off your head. But I'll tell you a secret. All the best people are.”
CS Lewis

This week has been quite a week.

School kicked off swimmingly, but my Dad has been 'in the wars' as old people are want to say. A bad fall, a fracture, a night in emergency. Too much time this week has been spent in shock and in hospital, but Dad is hanging tough.

Glimpses of mortality prompted a decision from me based on health and happiness and time to give my loved ones the love.
I resigned from my job.

Then I had a job interview for what I thought was a job I should want, but which successfully uncovered only one thing, that me and the job, were quite unsuitable for each other.

So I have decided to back myself and follow my heart and make work and life and home and love all plaited together, just like I have always dreamed.

It's risky. We have big obligations. But we also have big dreams.

After all, life is too short to be built on other people's views of what you should do and who you should be. You have to follow your own vocation and whims, even if others think you are 'off your chops'.

A friend once said to me 'You always think you can do things that you can't.' (I think she was watching too much Nemo). At first I was offended, but now I consider it a compliment.

Sensible has never been my forté.

I learnt that from the master, eh Dad?


Jenny said...

Go Georgia, you won't regret it. I walked away from work with three children at Grammar and we survived, even thrived. You have to follow your heart.

emma said...

love this necer say die shot of dano

Tania said...

Pfft to sensible. Hat off to bloody clever.

Kirsty said...

Yes, yes, yes mrs smith.

"Do the thing you think you cannot do."

Tanya Murray said...

I know from experience you only make yourself sick going against the grain and better judgement. It's a brave decision and a bold decision, but I suspect it is the right decision. You'll manage just fine and we do what needs to be done and just shift the parameters a bit. Very hard to write this without sounding like twenty clichés.

Anonymous said...

"The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me."

Ayn Rand