Oops! Missed posting day three’s thing I am most grateful for! Never mind… here it is…
Day 3 of a month of Gratitude:
I am incredibly grateful for the Childhood that I had. To be raised in Australia and to live in the way we do here makes me feel incredibly fortunate. We have a lovely climate with relatively mild summers and winters. Summers were spent down at the beach or in the backyard playing in the pool, horseriding and having bbq’s (barbeques). Most often we were free to play on the streets with our friends or climb trees or play on the swings across the road. This was without the need for parental supervision. Overall, it was pretty safe to play nearby our houses until sundown. I lived the luxury of wanting for nothing really. Not that we were overly rich, however in the scheme of things, we were well cared for and provided for. I had a good education and was raised with a lot of love and support. Life may not have always been perfect. I was a slightly plumpish kid until the age of 16 years and experienced the usual teenage angst and emotional ups and downs, however I have NOTHING to complain about and feel very, very blessed to have had the childhood I did.
Day 4 of a month of Gratitude:
I am extremely grateful that I had the opportunity to study at University and that my parents encouraged and supported me through it. I look back on times gone by where women were never afforded the opportunity to educate themselves. For a woman who might have had that inner yearning to stretch her mind and acquire the independence that an education could provide, it must have been terribly stifling and limiting. My days at University were pretty stressful as I had to work hard at it. I am no brainiac by any stretch of the imagination! It was a fantastic environment to develop strong ties and friendships with fellow students and to network. I didn’t know when I started university that I would shortly become a single mum. My career helped me enormously throughout this hard time. So I think another thank you is order to my parents for pushing me to follow this path… Thanks mum and dad! x