Tell Me Something Good #123

There is no hiding behind the fact that I totally dropped the ball once again…

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It’s Wednesday over here by now and this post has not been up yet! Shame on me! It’s been a crazy couple of days. On so many levels. But this is about making this week good and focusing on something positive, right? So let’s do it:

It’s easy:

• Mention something that you consider being good in the comments

• Or write a post about it on your blog (please don’t forget the pingback if you do so I don’t miss out and also share the link to it in the comments below). Something good that happened to you recently, or something good you will experience in a little while, or something good you know will happen soon. Something that makes you feel good.

• Share this post and invite your followers as well.

You know it by now! We are not moving any further without a little happy dance. It really doesn’t matter which style of dancing you like. Just do it. Just dance! Enjoy yourself 🙂

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Common, let’s disco 😉 I’m sure you can do it. Feel the beat and move to the rhythm. And once you are done… you do another round because it will make you feel so much better… Done? Are you sure? Oh well then… here is what I’d like to share with you today:

“I’m tired. Tired from days and days of training. Brain overload you could say. And I’m not at the place I want to be right now. Not because I feel I didn’t learn enough but rather because I can’t shake the feeling that the role I thought would be so great seems to not fit me more and more. Today is a day off and it helps me to get clarity of how I feel about it. I simply don’t manage to shake the feeling that it’s going against so many things that are important for me. I guess the good thing is that there is always an out and also to realize it’s not a fit in the early stages, when the out is much easier and the ‘damage’ less. The voices in my head could shut up though, you know. It’s the typical good vs evil and it truly feels like they are sitting on my shoulders screaming at each other… hehehe… maybe I will just not listen for a day  or so… You might wonder what’s supposed to be good in regards to this message?

Well, it’s realizing what is actually important for me and where my values are. Not that I haven’t been aware of it but it’s good to see that they are strong enough to actually make me stop and think and that I am strong enough to let them. It’s not easy to admit that something is not the right fit. It’s not easy to walk out of something you started because you thought it’s amazing. Too many stay put because they can’t do it. Was it all for nothing? Most likely not. I learned heaps. About all kind of things but mainly about myself and who I am…”

Blast From The Past – 4cm Are Not Much

Friends! I had this crazy moment  two days ago and I remembered the posts I wrote about my son being only 4cm shorter than me and then another one that I’d like to share today as a Blast Of The Past when I wrote about the fact that he got taller than me only a short time after I mentioned the 4cm difference. And now I find myself at the same point again with my baby, with my daughter! We recently measured her and there they were, the 4cm difference between her height and mine. What a moment that was!

See, when my son got that tall I had a wow moment because he is our first born and it’s mind-blowing how fast they grow up. But now it’s my baby. Our second one. Our last one in that sense. The baby you expect to hang around just that little bit longer. I realized that that little bit longer will be a thing of the past soon too.

They have to grow up and they have to spread their wings. They have to head out there and make their own experiences. They need to find their way in life and grow up further. But man… I feel like time is flying pass me way too fast. The kids grow up way too fast. It has nothing to do with their height. While they are still kids they are speeding towards adulthood so fast and I wish I could slow it all down for them. But hey… we’ve all been there and we all ended up here. It’s just normal. So I hope they will appreciate their childhood and what is left of it and make sure they get the most out of it before they are officially adults as well.

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Tell Me Something Good #122

Oh my! I totally dropped the ball this time! I’m currently in training for a new position and my brain is mush. Today while on my way back home I suddenly realized that I have never posted this although I had prepared it. So here we are, mid way through the week already! So maybe rather than kicking off the week on the right foot we might just make the best out of the rest of the week this time…

It’s easy:

• Mention something that you consider being good in the comments

• Or write a post about it on your blog (please don’t forget the pingback if you do so I don’t miss out and also share the link to it in the comments below). Something good that happened to you recently, or something good you will experience in a little while, or something good you know will happen soon. Something that makes you feel good.

• Share this post and invite your followers as well.

You know it by now! We are not moving any further without a little happy dance. It really doesn’t matter which style of dancing you like. Just do it. Just dance! Enjoy yourself 🙂

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What do you mean you’re done? No, no, no… I know you have much more in you… So keep going. I promise it makes you feel good, diapers or no diapers… 😉 And once you are done, here is what I’d like to share with you today:

“As I just mentioned I am currently in training for a new position. It’s heaps of fun and a great atmosphere. I think I learned more over the last 3 days than I learned over the last 10 years. No wonder my brain is mush. I guess I’m not used to processing new information the way I was a couple of years ago.
So while I spend much more time away from home than I’m used to it’s nice to see that it works while I’m not home. They don’t really need me. It doesn’t mean they don’t need me. Confused? Well I explain: They can totally get everything sorted while I’m not here. But they are still super happy when I’m back and it’s good to see how appreciated I am (tempted to say ‘especially by the dogs as they are not leaving my side ever since I came back home’…)”

Blast From The Past – Favorite Childhood Memory

It’s still cold here in Australia but the sun is getting stronger again. The combination often makes me think of fall days in Switzerland and today while standing in the park watching soccer my mind took me back to my childhood. To some of my most favorite moments. The  picnics, the hikes, the horses… my dad. So I’d like to share this post as a Blast From The Past (on many levels) today…
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Tell Me Something Good #121

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It just dawned to me that this challenge is running for 2 years now and I remember the night I was in my car driving home after a meeting and listening to the radio. It was the program on there that inspired me for this challenge. They asked people to call and let them know what kind of good thing they were looking forward to or experienced and share with their listeners. I just loved the idea obviously. I’m glad it’s going and I love reading what you all are happy about or looking forward to. Sometimes it’s in the little things, you know… sometimes it’s something big that makes us smile. Whatever it is: Cherish it!

But let’s not waste anymore time (as it’s already Tuesday once again here) and let’s kick off this week on a positive note.

It’s easy:

• Mention something that you consider being good in the comments

• Or write a post about it on your blog (please don’t forget the pingback if you do so I don’t miss out and also share the link to it in the comments below). Something good that happened to you recently, or something good you will experience in a little while, or something good you know will happen soon. Something that makes you feel good.

• Share this post and invite your followers as well.

You know it by now! We are not moving any further without a little happy dance. So shake those hips and whatever else you need to shake and dance with a lot of sass…

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What do you mean you’re done? No, no, no… I know you have much more in you… So keep going. I promise it makes you feel good, diapers or no diapers… 😉 And once you are done, here is what I’d like to share with you today:

“I was busy organizing a soccer event over the last weeks and Sunday was meant to be that amazing day for hundreds of girls. It was meant to be that wow moment and peak of the season for them. The day they would remember for years. So much work going into it making sure everything goes to plan. But there is one thing you can never control in regards to an outdoor event: The weather…

So when I woke up due to a loud thunder at 2.30am I didn’t manage to fall asleep anymore, listening to the rain and hail and wind. I checked the time, saw the minutes and hours tick away. I knew the grounds would be super wet but I was confident they would be fine for the girls to play on. I knew we would only suspend all the games if there was lightning. But I couldn’t stop thinking of all the 7-11 year olds out there in the cold (temperatures were announced to drop to 6C…), windy and wet conditions from 9am till 4.30pm. I thought about the chances of hail. I thought of my daughter and her team out there but also about all the other girls.

When I arrived at the grounds as the first one to be there besides the lady running the cafeteria, fighting the wind while making my way to my office for the day, I felt incredibly frustrated. I was sad that the day would not turn out to be what I wanted it to be for the girls. I was sad that they would most likely walk away from it with a ‘it was the worst day ever’ experience. And when we kicked off and I watched them fight their opponents, the wind and rain I was actually super close to tears. But then the weather started changing. The sun came out (it was still super cold but at least dry and sunny) and I heard the giggles, I saw the smiles and then I heard that one remark: “You will always remember this day as the day you played a tournament in the worst possible conditions but you played and you had fun and you didn’t let it get to you.”

In this very moment I felt it. I felt incredibly proud of all the girls out there. Not only my daughter or her team, not only the girls in our club’s the teams but every single girl out there. Their passion, their commitment, their team spirit. Not caving in. Not giving up. Not leaving. Not heading home. But staying. Playing. Facing the elements. Going home in the evening, feeling tired but proud. And most likely with the knowledge that they are not princesses, unable to withstand tough situations. In the contrary: They are mighty, they are tough. No give-up attitude. And I realized that this day, with the most awful weather might have been the one day that they will always think back to and say: “If I was able to do this, I can do anything…”

 

 

Blast From The Past – About Stealing

Do you believe people belong to people? Do you? See, I don’t.

While I see why we use the phrase “I belong to you” and it makes sense in a way, it should never really mean that someone truly belongs to someone. There is no ownership. We are individuals and while we most likely feel happy to find someone that suits us and completes us, we will always remain individuals. Free and independent. Just the way it should be.

We link arms, we are partners, we move on and grow together but we never are a possession of the other one. I hope you don’t mind if I bring up a post I shared with you previously in regards to this. Happy weekend you all…

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Share Your World – August 13th, 2018

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And Cee is back and so are her marvelous questions. Each week Cee poses a number of random questions for you to answer. It’s a great little challenge that sometimes makes me giggle, think hard, imagining things, remember moments from the past and sometimes struggle for an answer. If you have not checked out her challenge yet, you definitely should. But let’s not waste anymore time and get right to it…

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12 Years In The Making

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Not that Australia was showing its nicest face over the last couple of days. There was rain and hail and wind. Nevertheless there is one statement I can make: I love it here! I love Australia, its beaches, its rain forests, its mountains, its desserts and plains, the heat and cold, wind and sun. And I love the variety of people that made Australia their home.

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Tell Me Something Good #120

It’s that time of the year where I only have soccer in my mind… so much to do in my volunteer role… No excuse though to forget about posting this in time for our Aussie Monday. I guess you are probably already used to seeing this only pop up on Tuesday but I might as well surprise you next week so watch out 😉

But let’s not waste anymore time and let’s kick off this week on a positive note.

It’s easy:

• Mention something that you consider being good in the comments

• Or write a post about it on your blog (please don’t forget the pingback if you do so I don’t miss out and also share the link to it in the comments below). Something good that happened to you recently, or something good you will experience in a little while, or something good you know will happen soon. Something that makes you feel good.

• Share this post and invite your followers as well.

You know it by now! We are not moving any further without a little happy dance. So shake those hips and whatever else you need to shake and dance with a lot of sass…

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What do you mean you’re done? No, no, no… I know you have much more in you… So keep going. I promise it makes you feel good. Just make sure you don’t throw your hip out ;-)…

And when you are done, here is what I’d like to share with you today:

“That retrograde is really getting to me! I had the most miserable day yesterday and frankly: this post would have probably not turned out the way it does now if I would have written something yesterday. Now, while I know that the retrograde is not over just yet, today was a much better day and I’m actually back to my happy and positive self. That in itself is a good thing, right?! So I will just enjoy it for now and get ready for the next round of bumps that might appear out of the blue until the stars will be aligned in a better way again (hopefully soon). Keep smiling, people!”