Hello my dears! Thanks for the response for my previous post. I put so much heart, soul and thought into it and I hope it shines through. It’s not easy opening up about your vulnerabilities always but I think if we show our true colours and share our struggles we can find a deeper connection with others and we realise we’re not alone. We’re in it together. For me writing this blog is therapeutic, it helps me gather my thoughts and reflect on what I think about these topics. It’s a great way to clear my mind and I do feel lighter after posting that piece. The words just flowed out of me like they haven’t done for ages so I really must’ve needed it.
I had a really lovely day the other day with Oscar and Zara! Nicola needed an hour or so without the kids and I’m always happy to step in and spend time with them. They are so cute and I love them so much. We ended up walking down to the beach. It was sunny but very windy! We walked along for ages people watching and looking at the waves. Zara eventually fell asleep in the pram and Oscar and I stopped along the way to play. We were there for quite a while until it got a bit chilly!
We needed to warm up so I suggested we would go to Sebastian’s for a hot chocolate. Oscar went from refusing to leave the beach to bolting away from it. Hot chocolate it was! I had an almond milk matcha latte yuuuum. They’ve got heaters on outside so we sat there by the train station watching them go by, having our hot drinks and eventually Nicola joined us too. In the afternoon all of us went to pick up Cleo from school. It’s so cute seeing all the little kids in their school uniforms. Makes me think of my school days in Singapore.
I’m loving how easy it is to just have a fun day out with no real plans here because you’re so close to the beach. The sand, the air and the sea makes me feel so happy and alive. I realise now how much I’ve missed it now when I live so close to it. Even now in the winter I still love walking down to see it. I love strolling along in the sand, just by the shore. Sometimes I sit down and just listen to music or a podcast, taking it all in. I feel so grateful to be here. I really feel lucky to be able to have this experience. I still can’t believe I’m actually here. It feels like any moment I’m going to wake up and it’ll all be a dream. I’ve never felt that before, actually feeling overwhelmed by the fact that I’m in my dream. I don’t think I quite realised how much I wanted to go here until I’m now here. I don’t think I’ve ever wanted something so much. I think that’s probably why I’m loving every moment. I stop every moment and appreciate it and take it in in a new way. I’ve already met so many incredible people, people I feel like I’ve always known and it’s so odd to think a couple of weeks ago I didn’t even know they existed.
Speaking of incredible people, I just got back from a morning class and then brunch with Mich and Mim (two incredible girls from the gym) at Matcha Mylk Bar in St Kilda. I’ll be writing a separate post all about it. I’ve been wanting to go for so long, like before I moved here, so it was very exciting to finally eat there. Then tonight Perry is having a going away gathering since he’s off to Europe for five weeks. Should be good. A busy and very fun day indeed. Let’s do this!