before the divorce; before the drama & complex relationships, there were these two lovely creatures; my Mum & Dad.
after finding a photo album filled with old pictures, I have been feeling nostalgic and a little sad. it’s strange how the pain of my parent’s divorce lingers on my soul and feels heavy on my heart years after.
everything would have been different. but it’s not. and while I let myself mourn a little for the happy times we shared as a traditional family unit, I think of all the happiness my parents have gained in their life after.
I take a deep breath and remind myself that I do not, in fact, believe in regret and that I’m who I am today because of all the things I’ve experienced. I’m thankful that my parents are alive and made a decision for themselves that created their own happiness, and that while it was hard for me, it was a million times harder for them.
nothing is as bad as it sometimes seems and it’s true what they say; the sun shines after the rain.
Hello, sleep? this is Melly. I’m ready for you now!
I can barely keep my eyelids open as I write this. Hectic week… Jay was in Melbourne for work which meant keeping a house full of rolling guests (one lot departed as another arrived) entertained came down to me (thank God for the delights of Harley the born entertainer)!
Acting like big kids with Danny. My goofy favourite uncle!
Tuesday night we stayed til closing at the local Thai restaurant
drinking wine and talking.
Wednesday night we drank cocktails & shared sundaes with the sparkling city backdrop behind us…
I managed to get a couple of solid workouts in!
Reading love poetry & playing with a new filter…
Still so obsessed with salads;
rocket, apple, walnuts & feta
spinach, pumpkin, beetroot, lentils & feta
cocktails with colleagues
and a few more with friends
how can you not when your city shows off weather like this?!!
Jay’s home! Saturday date night; Dreams In White play in Darlinghurst.
And of course my little Harley boy…the fluffy love of our lives!
The last of our guests left this morning,
so now it’s time to do the washing & get back into our routine.
But first a little nap in the sun…
Let’s be friends!!!