Day 197

I spent the day up the coast at my sisters house. It was a bright, warm sunny day on the coast. I love it up here. There is a much more peaceful vibe compared with Sydney. I was there for twenty minutes and I had already changed two nappies! It is good practice for next time around. I seriously have so much gratitude for the mums and dads out there. Raising children isn’t easy. It requires a lot of hard work and sleepless nights. I know though I am excited to dive into all that it brings. Both the highs and the lows. One of my nieces is two and she is much more interactive now. We spend the afternoon at the beach swimming. She is fearless out in the ocean. We swim out and just float around in the water. I hold her and make sure she feels safe. She is loving it. That sense of freedom feels so good. Being in the water makes my heart sing. We laugh and shout and say hi to the other swimmers around us. It is moments like this where I am so thankful for my blessed life. All we have is this moment, each second that passes. I thought about staying home to work on my business all day today. Instead I followed my intuition and I did a few hours work in the morning and then headed to the coast. I know that I want to prioritise play and connection this year.

Hamish or ‘Hah hish’ as your little cousin calls you, I know you were there with us today.

Author: Jodie Matthews

I am a mother, writer, mindful life coach, minimalist and many other things. I love mother nature. I am happiest when I am floating in the ocean. I am a keen traveller and love to explore and discover new places. You can connect with me further on instagram at @jodieleannematthews

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