Monday, March 10, 2008

5 things

** Mum and dad arrive on Saturday from Adelaide for 2 weeks.

** Ben and I fly to the Gold Coast next Tuesday for a wedding. Staying up there 5 nights

** I have next week off work, yippeee!!!!

** I'm so tempted to chop all my hair off, aka Twiggy or Kate Moss when it was super short. I've had short hair before and did get a lot of compliments.... mmm we'll see!

** time to do some work!
Sunny blue skies and happy days, well at least that's what the weekend should have been!!!!! Sunday was fantastic, Saturday not so much.

Since coming off anti depressants last year, I've been a bit up and down. Luckiy I hide it well, it's only my husband that really notices. But Saturday I had one of those days. Felt very down and really didn't want to do anything. Was a horrible feeling!

Actually the day started well, went for a run, then went to the organic food markets near Leichhardt. Then I got sad!

Saturday night my husband dragged me to the local lawn bowls club for dinner. Yesterday I felt much better. We started the day by heading to the Wine Festival in Hyde Park. It was great, admitedly though, not nearly as good as the Sth Australian wine festivals, didn't have the same sort of ambience and was way too crowdered for the location. Still, I manged to sip on loads of chilled rose and stuffed my face with prawn dumplings!

The afternoon got better. We headed to our local in the afternoon for some lazy sundowner drinks. Perfect Sunday!!!!!

I wish

10 years ago, I was 22, soon to be 23. I was working as a Sales Manager, straight out of university. Dad took me to see an apartment that he thought I should buy. It's in a very fashionable part of Adelaide. It was only $60 000. We spoke over coffee after viewing the property. Dad offered to lend me the deposit. I wanted to travel, there was no ifs of buts, that's what I wanted to do.

Present time, now 2008. This same apartment has just sold for $300 000. Do I wish I'd bought it 10 years ago? Yes. Would have it changed my life? Yes. Would I have still had the same travel experiences? No. I probably wouldn't have got to travel as much, things may have been delayed. I might not have met my husband. Everything does happen for a reason.... I think!

So now huband and I are looking to buy a house, we will be spending up to $700 000, we won't have a $300 000 deposit!!!!

If I'm ever given that same opportunity that I was given 10 years ago, of course I won't let it slip by. Still, travel and life experience is worth more than bricks and mortar.