While I'm no hippy (except deep down at heart) I find it fascinating how uncanny the personality traits of my friends and family are to their star signs. Sure there are other factors that form a part of our true self, but these represent our spirits at the core.
My mum is free spirited, fails to consider consequences and and a freedom junkie.
Shots we had taken together when I was 21. We don't have many pics together... who was going to take them!
When I was a kid, she made a bold decision to get us out of one of the worst neighborhoods Victoria had to offer. She packed me and the dog in a Kombi and hit the road with barely a destination. This was the moment my life changed and thus my perspective on life, yes at a ripe age of 6.
Life was always an adventure. Money was never a player in our emotional state, having fun doesn't cost anything. Single parenting would have been darn tough (as is now!) but I never felt any of her stress. She never considered consequences and would happily spend her last $20 on a fun picnic day out than reserve it for something more 'sensible'. I guess I have taken this philosophy on life with me today.
I went to 7 or 9 Primary Schools (kinda lost count) and a couple of high schools, lived in a few different states, overseas and many, many different houses.
I was a meticulous child, I even drew the floorplan for my 'when I grow up' home at 8 years old. I always had things mapped out and knew what I wanted. As soon as I was old enough I achieved it pretty quickly.
I am the queen of lists and have about 5 different notebooks on the go at a time, all filled with budgets, wish lists, decor drawings, floor plans and goals.
I believe by writing down what I want to achieve and writing my action lists has taken me where I am today.
Never become complacent.
Spend each day in some happy way.
The only regrets you have are the things you didn't do.
If you dream it, you can certainly do it.
It is a funny thing, Ray and I had similar upbringings, we are both massive advocates on life experience, being 'street smart' and emotional intelligence over academic intelligence. It has created opportunities beyond our imagination.
Don't be afraid to let go or leave your current situation, for there is a bigger and better opportunity waiting for you.
Having mum's freedom seeking spirit injected into my practical and perfectionist behaviour, allows me to put those dreams into real action plans. The future is looking bright for us!
Was there a turning point or 'aha' moment in your childhood that defined the path you would take as an adult? Was it a style of upbringing that made you disciplined, carefree or a high achiever?
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