Saturday, 15 May 2010


It's time for me to stop buying online, it really does become rather addictive and for the last couple of weeks I've been very naughty. So it ends now and the reason why apart from I simply don't need anything is I'm about to give up 2 of my 4 part-time jobs.

This decision has come about because of my desire to be at home and to also be available to help out my mum with the stuff that dad can no longer do.

I find myself out of our home every day of the week, mostly for a half day's work and one night of teaching, I am not happy doing this, this was supposed to be my year to not work at all so how did I end up with 4 jobs?

So, today after all of the sporty stuff, I have found myself updating my budget, working out what we can do without and basically getting back on track with what I originally intended to do at the start of the year.

This process has ignited my passion to be at home and take care of all of the homely and family duties, this is what I love to do, I have never been career orientated, it doesn't interest me to be around lots of people or be social. I just want to be calm, centred and happy.

I will be focusing on getting my Etsy shop up and running and spending more quality time crafting items to sell, I have been very focused lately getting the vegetable garden producing more, but due to space contraints, I really don't think we will be fully self sufficient in that area although I think we are doing pretty well. My newly found free time will be for more cooking, preserving, bread making, soap making, cleaning ahhhh the list goes on.

So that's my life in a nutshell, I will be beginning this new chapter within weeks and I'm excited.


  1. Good luck on your new journey!! I totally understand the on-line shopping - way too easy!!

  2. It sounds great Sue, I am really happy for you that you have been able to get back to what you wanted for your year. It will be wonderful to be able to have more time to take care of your home and family.
    I never ever shop online. I just don'T do it. I am sure that money can go ever so quickly though. I hope you are able to keep up the resolve.

  3. Hi Sue
    Enjoyed reading your post. Are you still studying? (maybe I better re-read back thru our flickr posts now that I have asked you that!)
    I really do not know how you find all the time to do everything you do! You are a supermum!

  4. Sue, I know how you feel about wanting to take care of your home. It's so hard to get everything done when you work outside the home. Until my first surgery in Dec, I worked outside the home 40+ hours per week. I was absolutely miserable. Although I'm not happy about my health problems, it was kind of perfect timing for them... if that makes sense. Now, I'm at home, healing and homesteading. Doing what I feel like I was created to do. God is so good! I guess I must have needed a swift kick in the rear. ; ) I pray everything works out for you as well my friend.

    God's Peace,

  5. 'calm centred and happy' - sounds great


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