Showing Up Episode 010: GILI ISLAND Holiday and Messages From The Shower

 

The risk of having a good life actually risks having a great life because if our life is good sometimes they’re good and we don’t really step up.

Years ago when Hen and I were on a honeymoon in Thailand, we sat on the beach in Phuket and we designed our family’s future and what we realized is what’s so important to have a life based around travel, hence why we live in Bali, and now every eight weeks we go overseas. We just got back from the Philippines like three days ago and then we’re off on holiday again. I think this is what I want to say is that we actually all get to write our lives. I know so many people don’t experience their lives like that as a default of the environment but really we actually get to write our lives and you know for myself I remember years ago I was a solo mum with Bailey and we lived in a shed and I remember my future, I remember feeling like my future was really bleak and then like doing in a work I really getting into, I just want to change everything, change stories I had running and actually creating the kind of life I really want.

Years ago I was working as a registered nurse and there was a point where I was offered a manager’s job right and it was the highlight of my career to get to be a nursing manager and it was so freaking tempting to take that manager’s role and say yes to it and with that offer on the table I said no and actually handed my resignation and I left my job to go and do what I really want to do. I think that’s the thing: the risk of having a good life actually risks having a great life because if our life is good sometimes they’re good and we don’t really step up and do you know  what else could we actually have and by taking that risk here we are now on a tropical island hanging out with the kids and doing this kind of stuff…last week, Hen and I were in the Philippines and a couple of weeks we’ll be in Malaysia, couple weeks after we will be in Singapore you know it could have easily been that I stayed in that manager’s role and worked nine to five Monday to Friday and a role that was good but didn’t make my heart sing; fulfilled me on some levels but at the end I would have felt unsatisfied.

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