the simple things: 1.3.15

It’s been a really beautiful week for me this week. I feel like I’m getting the hang of being a mama and although there are still some tricky times and sleepless nights, Ernie and I have had some beautiful moments that I will remember for the rest of my life.

smiles from Ernie have pretty much made my whole life

a rare quiet moment to myself for a coffee and a catch-up on what’s going on in the world

 

how on earth is my baby already six weeks old? As much as I miss his newborn-ness, I am adoring this stage of his life.

a coffee at the Taste of Belgium

…and waffles as well

a little cuddle with this fellow, he’s feeling a little disgruntled about not being the man of the house anymore

oh my darling

Oh My Darling

Oh My Darling! I’ve gone and started a business!

When I first left school and started university, I enrolled in an Applied Science degree. I had dreams of becoming a Forensic Scientist. My favourite show was CSI.

I then found out, to get into forensics you had to first become a police officer for a minimum of five years. Not only did that not appeal to me in the slightest, I was told that my height would be an issue (apparently discrimination wasn’t really a thing in 2002).

I took some time off from university to decide which direction to head in next. Over the next two years I would work in various retail jobs before enrolling in a degree focusing on Event Management and Tourism. I loved it! I’d always dreamed of organising music festivals, big parties and incredible experiences for people.

Over the next few years, I worked in various Events, Media and Communications roles. None of them involved the bands and excitement I was looking for.

If you’ve read some of my previous posts, you’ll know that in 2013 tragedy struck my husband and I with the death of our twin sons. Since then to help me through my grief, I’ve been on a quest to live in the moment, find the happy moments in everyday and to help other people find happiness in the simple things. I started to notice that the career path I had gone down wasn’t filling me with excitement. I wasn’t passionate. I was bored. And after saying goodbye to my sons, I realised that life is too short to do something you don’t love every day.

Rather than waiting for things to change, I decided to do what I’ve always wanted to do – but with a twist. I want to see people happy and what better way to do that than to help them plan the exciting and happy moments in their lives.

I’m a little bit frightened to be going out on my own but incredibly excited at the same time!

Check out my new website www.ohmydarling.com.au beautifully designed by the talented Tamara at September.