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Change is good - honest.

Do you take the time to "stop and smell the roses?" or are you just going through the motions and doing "life" on autopilot?

I have been thinking about this of late. Work-life balance is a phrase that we are all (I think) familiar with, but do you think it applies to everyone else and you are the exception?

Life in the MIS house has changed this year as MIS junior has started college and doesn’t need to be there everyday so even getting up at our normal time has changed which has resulted in a big shift to our “normal” routine/habits and work / life balance.

It’s interesting how we cling to our routines and habits and yet life is always changing and we need to change with it and embrace it rather than cling onto the old ways. If we would just embrace it we would all be a lot less stressed.

Let’s stop stressing about the small stuff.

Which leads me to the point!! Did you know Tea with Fi has been on the go for 18 months. I started it during lockdown. I was so nervous about it at the beginning. The technical issues were disastrous and would often over shine the actual content! I am more confident live and dealing with the technical issues, however I honestly don’t know how interested you all are in the content. Looking at the views it certainly doesn’t get as many as it did at the start. So rather than being inconsistent with going live as I have been the last few weeks, I’m thinking it's time to press pause on it then everyone knows what’s what. I can then do some behind the scenes prep and I would love to get your opinion on the future of Tea with Fi xx I had planned to move it to YouTube (it was on the vision board!) which didn’t happen. Which doesn’t mean it won’t next year – watch this space.


Vision Board

I had 10 things on my vision board at the beginning of the year. I have achieved 1 so far – I finished my Manx log cabin quilt (with a little help from my friends) and could not be happier with it.

Some of the others have had partial progress made and some are nowhere near.

It got me thinking maybe I was unrealistic with my goals or the timeframes or maybe my priorities and focus had changed.

Or maybe the goals were just “small stuff”

Anyway, this lightbulb moment has led me to ask the following questions:

  • "What do I want to be known for?"

  • "What do I want to be the go-to person for?"

  • "What is my legacy?"

I don't know that I know what the answers are!! How would you answer these questions?

I’m off to get a cuppa and ponder some more xx

Fiona xxx

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