we'd agreed to meet up with blake's auntie stef (d's aunt) for a late afternoon run around hyde park and blake was most excited. they'd last met when he was five months ago in perth and now we're all in a whole new place.
that's something about family. even when you've been apart for so long, you snap right back into action. B kept calling her "my friend stef" and it was so nice that she didn't mind taking blake to the princess diana memorial playground and get all grubby with him even before a huge date. bless!!
and that playground is just something else! blake had such a great time climbing in and out and finding little holes here and there to crawl through! we found sand in very special places for many days to come!
that afternoon made me think about moving away from home. even if its for a little bit! it's such a huge step in anyone's life. away from your comfort zone, people you're familiar with, the food you love and all the comforts that have been around. but yet such an absolutely necessary part of growing up. jobs you never knew existed. stereotypes you grew up thinking but is not true at all, people you will love that you never thought was possible. its when you know what is out there that you make wise and calculated decisions what is for you, who you need in your life and very fundamental things like where is home.
i remember the first time i left home proper, leaving my family, my (then) boyfriend, friends behind and sitting in the beautiful fields of swiss alps thinking "now what do i want to do." the liberation i felt and how small i am was staggering. and frankly, never looked back. im so grateful to have met D who is my steadfast constant in all the life changes we choose and have, in our close circles, friends that inspire us to explore and challenge ourselves every so often.
and what i'd give to pass on that sense of adventure and truly be a citizen of the world.
oh my little bubs. if only you knew what's out there waiting on you! and i promise you it would be so awesome and beyond even our wildest imaginations. and stef, we'll see you in some place different next time! ;)