(Ordinary Moments 15) *No 8* Change

The definition of Change – “to make the form, nature, content, future course, etc, of (something) different from what it would be if left alone: to change ones name; to change ones opinion; to change the course of history”

Change is such a normal part of life but it can be scary, intimidating, daunting.  However it can also be exciting, you can thrive on it and quite a lot of times, its necessary.

With the imminent move my brain has gone into overdrive………it’s a big change how will we all cope?…..June is going to be mental!……I’ve got to sort SO much! …… And while I’m changing that there’s so much more I want to change!….. I’ve ended up picturing a complete life overhaul! Does anyone else have a crazy brain like me?

I’ve got to flicking through magazines and online of how I might like to decorate our house.  As we are renting off of family we are able to do what we like, which is amazing! We have been in our flat for 9 years and have gradually purchased newer, nicer things but I feel like we are somewhere in limbo between our style when we were in our 20s and now wanting a bit more of a grown up family pad (I love this bedding as a start)


(Photo Source)

When we first moved in we were given an old flowery sofa and bean bags for our living room and old canvas wardrobes from my teenage bedroom! As I said, over time nearly everything is new, chosen and bought between me and B, however it still doesn’t feel completely right, it hasn’t been how we would do it if it was ‘ours’, as we haven’t been able to decorate, just accessorise.

Unfortunately we don’t have the funds to do a massive makeover like I’d like to, as our rent is going up anyway (flat to house) and we need to buy a dining room table (I’m so excited, for 9 yrs we’ve eaten off of trays on the sofa)  but it hasn’t stopped me dreaming a little-ok a lot! Oh to win the lottery!

I’ve also started to notice other little things I’d like to change/replace as my taste has changed over the years. I’ve changed over the years.  I am not the same person I was when B and I moved in together 9 years ago. Neither is he. And that’s a good thing but  sometimes I think about having a general overhaul of Gemma.

Over the years I’ve been between a size 12-18. At the moment I’m at my heaviest (sad times) surprisingly though I’m also at my happiest (in the fact that I have so ,much more to think about rather than liking how I look all the time). All clothes in my wardrobe are years old and don’t really reflect me anymore and to be honest sometimes I’m not sure who me is?! I know deep hey! But throughout life everyone changes and adapts, becoming a mother is one of those times. I’ve redefined myself and discovered what’s important.    (Photo Source)

This blog has been a positive change I’ve made, it’s helped me see the beauty in everything, even, no, especially the Ordinary Moments.

So my mission as we start sorting to move and experience this next big change, is to throw away and chuck anything that doesn’t fit ‘ us’ anymore, discover more about me and my little family, live in the now, think more positively and embrace change as growth.

Who bets I’ll have a loft full of boxes of stuff I just couldn’t part with?!

Thanks for reading my rambling, ordinary moments linked up with Katie x

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8 thoughts on “(Ordinary Moments 15) *No 8* Change

  1. mummydaddyme says:

    Change is definitely a good thing and I love that quote about butterflies, I have not heard that one before. I definitely think changing small things can cause a ripple and make you want to change more. Sounds like you have a lot of things to look forward too! x


  2. Carie says:

    Oh I definitely know what you mean about one change triggering off a whole load! I am gradually working my way through our house at the moment, chipping away at just one little odd job at a time and I can already see the difference it has made so yes, right now change is a great thing!


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