Posts Tagged ‘me’

The Gallery: Me

Posted: 24 March 2010 in About me, Family, The Gallery
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It’s Gallery time again!

The prompt this week is “Me”. I’ve already posted a self portrait on week 1 so I’ve had to choose something slightly different.
I’ve sat and thought “Who am I?”. I’ve been wondering what one image I could use that incorporates all that I am. I came up with this…

It is obviously a picture of me on my wedding day. Here I am surrounded by my wonderful family. I am Mel. I am a wife and I am a mother.
I am my own person too. I like to spend time on my own and I love my friends dearly.

At the heart of all this though is my family. Without them I would crumble.

To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right.
–Confucius–


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Best of 2009: Gift

Posted: 27 December 2009 in About me, Best of 2009
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What’s a gift you gave yourself this year that has kept on giving?

This year I got the gift of “Me time”. When Katie started playgroup in September I got the chance to recharge my worn out batteries. To begin with on those playgroup days I would just come home and sit in the house in the peace and quiet, maybe with a magazine and a cup of tea. Sometimes I’d catch up on some photography coursework, sometimes tidy up (not that often though lol).
The main thing is I learned how to be Mel again. In January Katie increases her sessions at playgroup again. She’ll do 2 full days and 2 afternoons. For the time being Anthony will be here. I shall make the most of having some time together with him. Adult time. Maybe go to the cinema together, do the shopping in peace or just go for a nice walk.
I want to start swimming again. I can do that when I have me time. Being on my own gives me a chance to tackle things with a fresh head. I am able to be more in control of Katies bad behaviour (although her behaviour has been fantastic for weeks now!) and I can thoroughly enjoy my family time knowing that I’m not JUST a Mummy.

Yes, me time is a gift that just keeps on giving! Try it!

This post is part of  Gwen Bell’s Best of 2009 blog challenge