Monday, August 26, 2013

When I grow up

Unlike most teens I was pretty sure of what I wanted to do and where I was going after school.

I was heading straight to an Economics degree and by hook or by crook I was going to be working in a big firm, a high rise building, I would be wearing swanky suits and life would be bliss.

Tick.

So it was that I found myself living that life in my twenties. I loved it. Then I got bored. Even in the more creative marketing departments, the finance industry got boring.

I get bored easily and enjoy moving on to new things.

Right now I am bored again.

But this time I am not sure what I want to be when I grow up and this time I have responsibilities to other people. I have little people who I want to have the best education I can give them, I have a house with a mortgage that needs paying. I have a husband who has a career too.

I am a restless sort at the best of times, this year I have been even more restless and part of the problem is just not knowing what my own answer is. I am pretty good at working towards a goal. But what do you do when you don't know what the goal is, only that you want one?

Travel is not the solution, but it certainly doesn't hurt. So this summer time we are leaving the city behind for the entire school holidays. Packing up the car and the dog and heading west.

We'll be moving to the country and eating a lot of yabbies, who knows, by the end of our trip, I might even turn myself into a runner and complete the track in the youtube clip above!

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  1. New surroundings will bring new perspective. I'm sure you will have an amazing time. Hope you blog about it :)

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    1. Undecided Jodi,

      It could be great to share the area and what we do each day, but it could be more important to switch off.

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  2. That sounds completely wonderful! X

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  3. It's why I'm always traveling. I think it is the perfect solution!! Gotta feed that gypsy spirit. Enjoy the journey

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    1. Thanks Caz, hopefully its the first of many for the year.

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  4. They do say a holiday is good as change ... or whatever that saying is ... ;) If it helps, I don't know what I want to be when I grow up either. I often get that restless feeling too. It's a little bit exciting. I hope you keep us posted on your journey :)

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    1. Thanks Renee,

      If I figure out where I am going you can be sure I will be yelling it from the roof tops.

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  5. Often that's when answers or inspiration appears, when you remove yourself from 'the same'. May the break blow cobwebs away and refresh your energy and spirit to shoot you in a new direction :)

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  6. Sounds like my kind of summer! I love nothing quite so much as a road trip - the change of scenery, pace, smell - all of it does wonders for my spirit, hope it does for you too :-)

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  7. Getting away sometimes is the best way to find clarity. We are heading away at the end of this week and I cannot wait to let my mind unwind and find its own rhythm again. Your summer break sounds amazing x Jsoefa #teamIBOT

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  8. That sounds like a great idea. I get bored easily too. At the moment I am totally redoing our front room and we ahve only lived here a year :)

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  9. I Know exactly what you mean. I always wanted to be a teacher..now I'm there and ready to go back to work after kids I really dont want to anymore. I feel like a stubborn child. Goodluck with whatever choices you make and enjoy the country its gorgeous out here.

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  10. Hi Clairey,
    I have Tom to thank for for me finding your blog.
    We had lots of fun making that video. Consisting of about 4 different tracks. I'm so glad I moved from Melbourne out to the country, best thing I ever did for me and the kids. If that's the only thing I ever did growing up then it's all good.
    Enjoy your holiday when you're up here again.

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  11. Sigh, you sound just like me.I am always looking for new challenges and am easily board. I hope that with your get away you find a new path to follow. Good luck sweetie xx

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  12. Sounds like a good start! I hope your time away gives you an idea of where you'd like to go from here. I would love to take off for the whole summer holidays and re-center myself.

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  13. This sounds fantastic Claire! "When in doubt, hop in the car and drive" is my kind of motto - I'm a bit of a restless soul too :-) Mel xxx

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  14. Sounds perfect Claire how awesome, I'm sure you'll enjoy every minute.

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