A Room with a View

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I will take you back a couple of weeks.

Life needs to slow down, sometimes we just need to cease.

Being told to rest after blood tests and many visits to the doctors, with no results about why I was fatigued and weak.

The word REST is not in my vocabulary.

The Specialist said I will probably never know what caused my illness. Maybe a virus?

I don’t like to talk about being ill. I believe it just feeds the negative but I have not had the strength to blog, sketch or even read books. That loss of energy and inspiration is nothing short of dismal, when all you can do is NOTHING.

My busy life of art, replaced with nothing but time and looking out the window.

Sitting there day after day, watching the beautiful Rosella’s come and go and watching my husband do all the work. You would think I could relax and enjoy the break. I found it so frustrating to do nothing.

LESSON LEARNED

It gave me time to think, it gave me time to worry.

Six months gone and I am nowhere near finished any of my projects. AGAIN you say. But after being unwell I had to take a new approach.

At the moment I’m happy just to be able to do my chores. I’m smiling as I put the washing on the line or making my kids a Vegemite sandwich for school.

I’m laughing with my daughter as we sit through a Harry potter Marathon (her suggestion to help me rest).

Happy being able to give a tasty dinner for my tired husband. He has been up every day working at 5am chasing cows and then coming home to run the house.

I’m chuffed to sit with my son and watch him win every race on Mario Cart.

I never appreciated being able.

And now that I have my strength back I give thanks for a wonderful supportive family. I have even more admiration for those who go through their day unable to do the little things we all take for granted.

I will leave you with a few images of my Sunday picnic at Brogo Dam. Soak up life people and appreciate the most basic of human needs.

To sit and do nothing if only for a while.

Appreciate the sun, the moon and the stars above but most of all appreciate you are still here and every day is a gift.

Picnic at Brogo Dam

Picnic at Brogo Dam

Kids playing

Kids playing

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About Minuscule Moments

Everybody has a DREAM. Today is the first day of the rest of my writing life. Its a lonely world out there when you are learning the craft. This year, as the same as last year, I want to finish my first children's picture book. I have learn't many wonderful lessons on this journey. You are never too old to learn.
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104 Responses to A Room with a View

  1. Alisa Belzil says:

    Kath, always in my heart and thoughts, hoping you are in full health and happiness ready to pick up and take off with your plans soon. These pictures are incredible! Like I can feel the time of day your kids are playing out by the water.

  2. Ah! To be able to relax in such a scenic spot would be a pleasure. Thank you for sharing the view. Kath, I do hope that you’re feeling much better.

    When our school year ended on June 2nd, I’d felt so drained that I stopped blogging. I’d decided I wanted to spend more time writing a novel. That may still be a dream. But I’ve appreciated the down time and it seems like you have to. Recharge. Enjoy. Take time to smell the roses.

  3. Kath darling, I’m sorry to hear that you weren’t well.

    I consider myself very lucky to be healthy, but I have always dealt with horrible migraines. I’ve learned to control them over the years by treating my body with as much love as possible—sleep, exercise, diet, and de-stressing. I find that I always get them when I need to slow down. My body stops me from going down the path I am going and makes me notice.

    Beautiful post and beautiful pix! xo

  4. dilip says:

    You have handled the health issue in just the right way. A serene environment and appreciation of the beauty of nature is the best remedy for good health and happiness.

  5. reocochran says:

    Your children share their interests, your husband is picking up the “slack,” and you have a great perspective on life. I hope, not even knowing you, your blood tests help figure out what is causing your energy to be drained. Take care!

  6. Hey Kath, I am just so sorry it was such a long haul for you. I get it bc Mr. Wayfarer has resigned to the fact that my vocabulary does not consist of the word REST and that I will learn it only in my grave. It is in those places of helplessness that we learn the simplest and most profound lessons, isn’t it? Your family rocks. Love to you all and healing blessings,

    D.

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