Tightrope of life

I love this picture, and it is even more appropriate as we had the ‘Super Moon’ Sunday night.

The picture for me represents freedom; it represents a dream, a hope, a wish, a desire.

There is just something special about it.

The little girl and her cat are walking the tightrope of life..  to wherever her dreams are..

I feel like I’ve been walking that tightrope of life lately, and that’s definitely not a bad thing. I’ve been following a certain path, which I have chosen, and have already hit trials and tribulations along the way. I am so excited to carry on this path.. to walking my tightrope of life, gazing down now and then to see what else is going on, but carrying on steadfast… to happiness. Every day happiness.

Once you feel the shift in yourself, when you make the decision to live and live fully and to live with purpose, there is really just nothing like it.  And that’s where I am at, right now.

Its so easy to carry on just being, just cruising through life, dealing with whatever happens as it happens. But its a completely different world, once you open yourself up to chances and challenges and start making things happen to put yourself out there, delving head first into new things.

It’s liberating to say the least.

I want everyone to feel like this though; I want you all to want this for yourselves.

I see so many people every day, just living, just coz’… what’s that about?

We have SO much going for us… so many things to see and to do and to BE.

Why would you choose anything less… this is your life, we have ONE SHOT people!

No one ever said life was meant to be easy, and don’t think i’m saying that sunshine and rainbows shoot out of my areas every.single.day… coz’ that just isn’t true…  but once the mind shift happens, you just try to flip off the negatives and rock on through with the positives. It becomes a habit, the BEST habit.

I’m not in LOVE with my current job, but I’m working on that, working on my NICHE, my ‘thang’. And I am content and grateful that I have a job and that its funding my life and other dreams and desires that I have.

I am really at peace where I am in life right now, and I know I have said this before, but it really is about perception. Perception of ALL.THE.THINGS changes the way you think.. you can chose the negative perception of all or you can try and see the positives in the situations presented.

It’s taken me a few months to get a grasp on this, and the start of the year seemed to be the blackest of all my years, but upon reflection I see why it all happened and I can honestly say I am THANKFUL, because I would have just kept cruising along, kept living my same same boring life.

Instead now, I am reaching for my dreams and watching them come into fruition. I am meeting new people from all walks of life who are walking along this very similar path. And something which is really rocking my world is that I am re connecting with old friends, who were lost along the way.

I am walking the tightrope, I am walking my path. My tightrope is bouncy and fragile and I may stumble along the way, but I am determined on my path.. and like all tightropes, there IS a safety net… But I’m not planning on using it… If my tighrope does want to fling me off at one point or another for whatever reasons, I am going to see to it that I do a triple pike before landing safely on my feet!

Life is good. I am grateful for what I have. I am happy that I’m finally seeing the FULL picture.

Are you happy with your current path ? Are you willing to change it if not ?

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June 25, 2013 - 7:09 am

Zanni Louise - Glad things are going so well. I relate to this…my husband and I always have a million ideas going on at a time, and chip away at a few at a time. For me, I want to do more writing more seriously. Having small children is making that tricky at the moment. But all things do change! Lovely site.x

June 25, 2013 - 8:04 am

Jamie - Cannot like this enough!

June 25, 2013 - 8:35 am

Lydia C. Lee - Good for you! It’s so much about being happy, finding what makes you happy and how to be happy – the rest of it is just stuff that gets in the way.
BTW I was sooooo bummed clouds got in the way of the Super Moon here. Kept looking at the weird glow, wishing they’d just move a crack…

June 25, 2013 - 10:21 am

Renee at Mummy, Wife, Me - Another beautiful post from you. Good on you for reaching for your dreams. I was not happy with the path that I was on and I have made some changes in my life, namely blogging, that have really transformed me. Like you, I am excited about the journey that I’m now on and feel like I’m really living life with meaning. Good luck to you x

June 25, 2013 - 10:52 am

Me - WOOHOOOOOOO – what a fantastic post to read. I am soooooooooo happy that you are in such a great place. I know what you mean about wanting everyone to be in such a good place too – I feel exactly the same only you said so much more eloquently than I ever could !!!!
Thank you and have the BESTEST day ever !

June 25, 2013 - 10:57 am

Lisa - Yay! What a lovely uplifting post to read this morning – thank you, I really needed this today.

June 25, 2013 - 2:26 pm

Chantel - Love this. I agree with everything you say. If we are positive and grateful for what we have, doors open. Enjoy what awaits 🙂

Hello from #teamIBOT

June 25, 2013 - 3:10 pm

Pip - What a beautiful positive post. I agree – one life – you only get one shot. Oh that photo…..sigh. It would make a gorgeous print for a child’s room – dream big, don’t wait for tomorrow.

June 25, 2013 - 3:28 pm

EssentiallyJess - I walk the tight rope, and choose to do it every day.
But still, I know there’s more for me. I’m just waiting, biding my time to discover what it is.

June 25, 2013 - 4:37 pm

Liz @ Clover Feet - It really is all about perception isn’t it? I’m working on this too lately.

June 25, 2013 - 8:16 pm

Josefa @always Josefa - What a beautiful post – love this “Life is good. I am grateful for what I have. I am happy that I’m finally seeing the FULL picture.”
Hope that triple-pike doesn’t happen soon xx

June 25, 2013 - 8:24 pm

Emily @ Have a laugh on me - I spend every day just keep afloat, with 3 very young kids, work, hubby, friends. However, just recently I have let go of ‘friends’ and I honestly don’t miss them. Gorgeous words – Em x

June 25, 2013 - 8:32 pm

Author Bek Mugridge (@bekmugridge) - Oh I love this post!

June 25, 2013 - 9:03 pm

carmen - My life has always been a daring adventure… whether I planned it that way or not.

I tend to see the world this way everyday. I used to fear I’d lose that vision but I’m so grateful I still have it at my age. 🙂

Go with it hon, you’re definitely on the right path. xxXOoo

June 26, 2013 - 1:20 pm

Cider In The Sun - Zanni – Chipping away sounds like the perfect thing to do – you dont want to overwhelm – you write so beautifully – that will be really exciting! xx

June 26, 2013 - 1:20 pm

Cider In The Sun - Thanks Jamz – xx

June 26, 2013 - 1:21 pm

Cider In The Sun - Lydia – Oh no – i cant believe you missed it! I think the best for me was close to sunset when the sky was still bright – moon was HUGE! x

June 26, 2013 - 1:22 pm

Cider In The Sun - Renee – Thank you SO much! I am so excited that you switched your path that wasnt working for you, bloggin gis all kind of wonderful isn’t it ? xx

June 26, 2013 - 1:22 pm

Cider In The Sun - L – hahaha THANKYOU! I too am so happy to be where I am at, tis pretty sweet!! Hope you have a smashing day x

June 26, 2013 - 1:23 pm

Cider In The Sun - Lisa – You are SO welcome, I am glad that I could write something that helped you with your day xx

June 26, 2013 - 1:23 pm

Cider In The Sun - Chantel – It’s so true, once you switch that mind set – crazy amazing things happen! x

June 26, 2013 - 1:24 pm

Cider In The Sun - Pip – How gorgeous is it? Love the pic so much. And yep, one life, one shot, make every moment matter! x

June 26, 2013 - 1:25 pm

Cider In The Sun - Jess – there is SO much out there for you – don’t bide too much time – search and discover also ! xx

June 26, 2013 - 1:25 pm

Cider In The Sun - Liz – it So is. I am glad you are working on it – things just fall in to place all of a sudden x

June 26, 2013 - 1:26 pm

Cider In The Sun - Josefa – Thank you! I am mastering the triple pike for whenever it happens, if it happens! I won’t be knocked down! x

June 26, 2013 - 1:26 pm

Cider In The Sun - Bek – Thank you! x

June 26, 2013 - 1:27 pm

Cider In The Sun - Carmen – You are such a lucky lady! Adventure seeks you out, and you are strong enough to navigate it with ease, love it! I hope i’m still thinking like this as I get older too. xx

June 27, 2013 - 12:52 pm

Francesca - You have an amazing attitude and I’m so glad things are going well for you. I try to have this mindset too and when I do, life is better 🙂

A little birdy linked this post to Francesca’s Festa of Favourites and I’m so glad she did 🙂


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