Ten Years (and 1 day) | Blogging | Kylie Purtell - Capturing Life

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Ten Years (and 1 day) | Blogging


I realised today that yesterday was this little old blog's 10th birthday.

Can you believe it?

That's practically ancient in the blogging world.

So I thought I better mark the occasion by actually blogging.

Especially since it's been probably 6 months or more since I last published something to this space.




In the 6 months since my last post there's been a lot going on.

We had Christmas, then summer school holidays, I found out I was going to be an Aunty again(!), I won a family trip to Lapland, did heaps of work (seriously, February was just madness, with shoots all weekend, every weekend), Zee started school for the very first time (*sobs) and I made a lot of plans for my business that are slowly starting to come to fruition.

The rest of this year is going to be no less mad, with 2 work trips coming up, 3 weddings, a new niece or nephew's arrival in the next month or so, too many school things to count, our 2 week trip to Lapland (arctic Finland) in November and then it will be Christmas again.

I'm exhausted just thinking about it. But a good exhausted, if you know what I mean.

Life has been treating us pretty well, I'm so lucky to say.

With Zee starting school I truly feel like a new chapter of our lives has begun, both personally, and for me professionally as well.

I'm loving my work with FilmingLife Academy and getting to be a part of something that I'm so passionate about not to mention the fact that I get to do it with the most amazing women in the world. I also have more time to put into my business and I'm starting to see the benefits of that time which is really exciting.

Zee has settled into school so well. The first few weeks were, of course, a little bumpy, and there were more than a few tears, but she has an amazing teacher that she absolutely loves and wants to see every day. Not to mention she spends her recess & lunchtimes playing with her big sister Punky, which is, I think, the highlight of her days.

So you could say that life has been pretty great. Not without it's up & downs, but I made a resolution to try and focus on the positives more this year and work not to dwell and linger on the negatives, and while some weeks it's much easier to do than others, I feel a sense of peace & purpose that I haven't for a long time. If I'm honest I probably haven't felt like this since I became a Mum 7.5 years ago.


It's not all sunshine & rainbows, but getting back a little bit of time for myself during the day while the girls are at school has made a massive difference to my mental health. Don't get me wrong, I love my girls and I love being a Mum, but the last few years has shown me that I'm a much better person & mother when I get a bit of time to focus on the other things I love outside of being a Mum, and that has made all the difference.

So that's where life is at right now.

It's good.

It's hard.

It's busy.

But it's mine.




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