Three Things To Share From My Week

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.

Three Little Things To Share

1

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…

2

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.

3

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.

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  1. Richa Singh says:

    How lovely. Working from home is something I too want to do later in life. Bless you always. Three things that worked for me, a husband who understands work pressures I face. A father who calls to ask if I am settling well in a new city and colleagues at work with whom I can enjoy a laugh every now and then πŸ™‚
    Richa Singh recently posted…I had met my match

  2. Dana says:

    Hi Ana- Thoughts and prayers go out to your friend and their family. And here’s to doing more of what you love:-) Do what you love and the money will follow. My three things for the week are 1) enjoying gorgeous weather 2) running outside with my daughter, training for her girls on the run 3k 3) the choice to begin again. Happy Mother’s Day! xoDana
    Dana recently posted…Are You the Person You Want Your Kids to Grow Up to Be?

  3. Salma says:

    I can totally relate to your number 2 because just over a year ago, we moved back to our hometown and I gave up my job as a TV producer to be at home with the kids and make a go at writing and blogging. So far I haven’t made a ton of money but I’m working on. Either way, it’s still something I love doing as well! You never know unless you try right?
    Thanks again for linking up!
    Salma recently posted…3 Things Thursday – Week 6

    • Ana says:

      Thanks for sharing Salma. Best decision I ever made to give up work. I am so much happier than I ever was then. Course, if we hadn’t been able to put food on the table it wouldn’t have been so clever but so far so good…
      Ana recently posted…How To Flirt With Your Husband

  4. Hi Ana,
    Happy to hear that you have found your calling with regards to your writing. This is what I have been struggling with. I think I am getting a little closer to what is most passionate to me.

    Love the personal angle in this post – makes it so much easier to respond.

    3 Things for Me:
    Looking at people and smiling can really make someone’s day.
    I have to remember to accept a compliment without dissecting it.
    Stepping out of my comfort zone can really be fun (and scary – lol) πŸ™‚
    Victoria Virgo recently posted…I Met Chris Ducker Ҁ“ Virtual CEO Ҁ“ in London Town

    • Ana says:

      Thanks for sharing your three things Victoria. I think many of us spend our whole lives getting closer to finding out what we want to be when we grow up πŸ™‚ I need to get more personal in all my posts πŸ˜‰
      Ana recently posted…You Are Perfect Just As You Are

  5. Edie Dykeman says:

    Thoughtful post. Getting a diagnosis like dementia does hit hard, especially since there is no cure. You are blessed with a wonderful husband and work that you like. My prayer for you is that you start earning what you need to help you feel like you are at least contributing to the household – but also start earning way beyond what you could ever imagine.
    Edie Dykeman recently posted…How to Keep Your Elders Safe and Clutter Free

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