My restless mind circulates many, many questions. Big questions. Life altering questions.
- Is this really what life & destiny had in mind for me? Really???? Wasn’t I meant to be living a glamourous life (with seriously spectacular shoes) in a 6-star chalet on a mountain in Switzerland with servants?
- Why the heck can’t I find a pair of gorgeous knickers that don’t make me look like a trussed up middle-aged turkey? See also Q5.
- Why do I still struggle with self-confidence? Why have I only just realised that I’m actually not as confident as I look? Is it related to Q1? Is it related to: How did I move from being a hyper ambitious 20’something to a 40+ woman who wants to be with her kids? Should this be a separate Q?
- Can champagne solve ALL of life’s problems? Is it simply a matter of quantity, or is quality important?
- Where did my body go? South? Where South? We’re in Australia for goodness sake. Is it adrift in a life raft off the coast of Antartica? If so, can it be rescued? Is that expensive? Will I need to buy a pair of good flat shoes for that?
- Is it a good thing, or a bad thing, to think that “distressing mince pies” (as described in “I Don’t Know How She Does It”) is a really clever idea? Wish I’d thought of that.
This is the Age of the Internet so, naturally, I began my search for answers by seeing what Google has to say. Google (or rather Wikipedia) says I’m having a mid-life crisis.
“People may reassess their achievements in terms of their dreams. The result may be a desire to make significant changes in core aspects of day-to-day life or situation, such as in career, work-life balance, marriage, romantic relationships, large expenditures, or physical appearance.”
I don’t disagree.
I began my search for answers by:
- Leaving my well-paid job at a major Australian bank to spend more time with my children.
- Having a glass of champagne.
- Having another glass of champagne.
- Establishing my Online Store, Silk Society. Which, by-the-way, was originally called Gorgeous Knickers.
That was 12 months ago. Of course, it was a little more complicated than that. It always is. And so it begins …
…are you allowed to start a sentence with “and”? OMG. Another Q. Add it to the list. Number 7.
Addendum – Since I wrote this I’ve published several relevant posts: