Continuing my series of personal things that came up in the past week, here are the three things that happened or occurred to me this week.
Make The Most Of Everything
A friend I’ve known and met up with regularly for over ten years told me on Wednesday her husband has just been diagnosed with early onset dementia.
He didn’t even remember that their daughter had gone into hospital the day before to have her baby. My friend is obviously devastated and trying to make the best of their time together.
It just made me think how none of us knows what we have coming. We’ll handle it, for sure, if anything happens but we don’t know what we’ll have to face in the future.
And it made me appreciate my husband and the good times we have just now all the more. We have to make the most of the people we love. I gave my husband an extra big hug that night.
No doubt everyday life will get in the way and I won’t always feel that appreciation when he does something that annoys me, but I’m going to try and remember because no doubt I would miss his old bad habit and his new one if he wasn’t around…
This Is What I Want To Do
My online business has taken various twists and turns over the past few years. I’ve never made a fortune but at times I’ve nearly scraped a living from it. I’ve written about all kinds of things to earn a crust from kitchen curtains to food mixers and bored myself silly.
But it was only late in 2012 that I began this Love From Ana site and found what I really want to write about for the rest of my life. It has been frustrating, in a way, starting again from scratch and not making much at all. I don’t know if I ever will, but thinking about it this week, I decided it really wasn’t going to make me change direction whether or not I manage to make a viable business from it or not.
I love writing about love and relationships and it matters to me that my writing makes a difference whether or not it makes money. Another article about kitchen curtains will never flow through my fingers.
Perhaps in the future, I’ll only be able to work on this site as a hobby if I never make it and we need the cash but I’ll be here writing away about love and all that anyway.
It was good to get clear about that.
Hubby Is An Angel
My third thing this week is related to the other two in a way. Since I gave up my job as a project manager making a good salary and became a stay at home mom trying to make things work online, I have been much happier and less stressed while my husband has taken almost the whole financial burden for our home and family on his shoulders. He has always supported me in doing what I wanted and never even hinted that I should get back to work even now that my kids could cope just as easily without mom at home.
Sometimes I feel guilty as I wave him off each morning that I don’t have to do that commute or deal with the shitty office politics, pressures from senior managers and customers or foreign travel at a moment’s notice that used to be my life. But mostly, as I remembered this week, I am just profoundly grateful that he has given me this more peaceful life of enjoying what I do.
Over to you: What were your three things this week? Has there been anything that you’ve been especially grateful for? Please share in the comments below.