- Your health is the most important thing;
- Always be financially set up for emergencies;
- We can be surrounded by “things” but not necessarily want or need all of the “stuff”.
Often we make plans and something gets in the way to muck up those plans. That is really called the rollercoaster of LIFE. Hi there! My name is Michelle and I’m a proud mum of 4. Two girls, two boys aged between 15 and 22. My very significant other (now hubby) is Doug, who is the most amazing and supportive man to myself and my kids. I could not have asked for a better man. We also have two dogs. Throttle (a bitza) and Poppy (a staffy). (Our horrible neighbour recetly shot this one. Very sad moment in the family) My 2018 started out like most other years. A lazy day after NYE with friends. A reflection of what I had achieved the prior year and the setting of goals and things I wanted to achieve this year and in the next few years. 7 days later this was all put on hold and my children’s lives changed forever as their father passed away. Now I’m not going into all of that at this stage. But I will say there is nothing like death for people to stop and look at their own lives, their achievements, their dreams, and their possessions and the importance or unimportance of these things. For me, I’m a glass half full kind of a person. I always try to take good out of a bad situation, and because of that, I feel my life is less stressful than it could otherwise be. I try to live a positive life and take the attitude that everything happens for a reason good or bad. And then I try and learn from the lesson life provides. Things I have learned from that year (and in some cases already knew but needed a reminder) are: