I hope you are both alright Thank you for your support today Love MUM XXX
I was having a haircut today and listening to the other hairdresser talking to another customer about handbags! How can anyone have a long conversation about handbags! And what they were prepared to pay - a very different world to the one I've lived in for most of my life.Thank goodness for a simple life!
I have never 'got' the handbag thing. A handbag is simply a bag carry stuff around in, designer or not! (Surely everything is designed?) In the same way I have never hankered after a fancy kitchen since, when you reduce it to the basics, it is mainly just cupboards to put stuff in!
I used to be 'into handbags' and had a 'handbag wall' at the house I rented when I left my first husband ... but then I worked in a charity shop and bought most of my bags from there ... so although I had around 20 bags hanging from 4" nails knocked into the wall my overall outlay was not actually THAT high even if they did indeed look the part. The first time we went to Paris we wandered round a few of the designer handbags shops, you know the sort with security guards on the door, purses in glass cabinets and snooty ladies looking down on the couple in their M&S jeans and jackets. As we left the last one Alan said to me 'when we have some money behind us we will come back and you can choose any bag you want', I was thrilled.Moving forward 15 years and last year we discussed going to Paris again and Alan ... unusually for him ... remembered his promise and said 'we can get you that bag I owe you'. I was HORRIFIED at the thought of spending over a thousand pounds on a bag and told him so in no uncertain terms.My how I've changed :-)
Wishing you well from rainy Florida...
This is so true. As you know we made a huge change a few years ago, albeit in small steps, and have never regretted it. I love that you say "it does not take that much bravery". In truth, it feels like a huge step at first, but ….. (and I think this is most important) that when you take that step (or leap) YOU are in control. I find that is the biggest reward.
Yep, sometimes a slight change in direction changes a life. As you say we just have to trust ourselves to do it.God bless.
As Robert Frost put it 'The road not taken'.
I have just applied for and been offered a new job in the same organisation in a different department. I will take a wage cut but I will not have the stress nor the shifts to deal with and thus more time for my family and friends. At the same time I have been offered a promotion in my own deparment which I have shocked everyone by turning down. This has been a major shift for someone who has always been ambitious but life is short as you know too well Sue and money isn't everything. We'll tighten our belts but we'll manage.
Good for you, never doubt your decision. Wishing you all the best for your new job.
Thank you very much!
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