Saturday, 13 February 2021

The Road Less Travelled

 


Well here we are halfway through February and my first post of 2021!  How did that happen? Since the move back to home learning for schools here in Scotland I've just been spending all my time online, trying to make learning accessible for my parents and kids.  Being on the laptop at night used to be my relaxation so I've been spending my evenings and weekends doing other stuff. Mostly Netflix and reading!

I received this book for Christmas from a very special friend 💕

It's not an easy book to read and throws up a LOT of issues that need to be dealt with.  It's a book I almost read 8 years ago when I was studying for my counselling qualification.  I'm not sure why I didn't read it at the time but serendipity and all that meant the time was now.  I'm still not quite finished reading it but have read and re read most of it since December.  It's completely changed my outlook on life.  It's changed my thinking on a lot of areas.  Worth a read if you're interested in personal and spiritual growth.  I think given this past year of pandemic shit, family deaths and the complete breakdown of a relationship/friendship meant I was simply ready for change. And for the first time in ages I am both happy and content with my life.  Photo taken yesterday.


I still haven't set any goals for this year, maybe I won't do any at all.  But I'm still trying to be frugal, not waste resources and have huge plans for my garden and allotment.  😊

21 comments:

  1. Anything shared is worth much more than twice the pleasure, I'm glad to read you are happy in these strange times. I've added the book to my list.

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    1. Thanks! The book is worth a read if you're into that sort of thing :-)

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  2. You sound really happy, Ali. I'm glad for you x

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  3. So pleased to read your upbeat post and that life is good for you! Will put the book on my list but I do wonder at what age I have to accept that it is too late to change?! Vicki

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    1. Thanks! I'm 55 next month and it's never too late ;-)

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  4. So pleased to read your upbeat post and that life is good for you! Will put the book on my list but I do wonder at what age I have to accept that it is too late to change?! Vicki

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  5. Ah, Ali, that's lovely - you can really feel the sense of wellbeing coming through your post:)

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    1. Aww thanks! I've had a lot of friends recently say I look well. I feel well :-)

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  6. This is a lovely post Ali. You sound relaxed and happy, even though we're still going through this mess! I'm so glad for you. I love books like this so I'll probably have to log on to Amazon now!! Take care. x

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    1. Thanks! I'm trying not to get too wound up by the whole Covid mess. Hope you're managing to stay healthy and sane :-)

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  7. Missed you! Glad to see you are back blogging.

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  8. Hi Ali! Good to read that you have someone in your life who shares your interests and is making you happy. Great news! Take care.

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  9. I echo everyone’s comments, you sound and look happy! Good for you.

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    1. Aww, thanks. Feeling happy and positive helps me get through each day :-)

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  10. A lovely post, you sound and look happy. I always think we meet the right people at the right times in our lives as long as we are open to it. The book sounds fascinating.

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    1. Thanks Sue! I think the key is being open to it. Definitely recommend the book! :-) xxx

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