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Tuesday has rolled around again. It seems the weeks just melt into each other at this time of year. I was going to share yesterday’s post for IBOT, until my friend asked me the question…

‘If you knew you were going to die tomorrow, would you be able to say you have lived a full life?’

Yeah. Deep and meaningful gets me every time.

I thought hard on this one and kept coming up with the same answer.


Sure there are things I still want to do in life, and there are of course many regrets and choices that in hindsight I would have done differently. But the problem with that line of thinking is the old Sliding Doors theory. If I hadn’t had made those decisions would I be where I am today?

Maybe not. Or maybe so. There’s the fate and destiny debate. A post for another time.

But right now. I am content with where I am, who I am and what I have achieved.

I had a relatively good childhood, intertwined with some life changing events.

I married my childhood sweetheart, ditched my uni plans and ended up divorced. (Hindsight. mmmm.)

I found my soul mate and remarried. Best decision. Ever.

I have travelled the world. Europe, USA, Fiji, UK. Experienced life, history and culture which opened my eyes and my mind.

I have mothered two gorgeous step daughters and given birth to our own beautiful daughters who test me each and every day, but whom all have my unconditional love and have taught me more about myself than I ever thought possible.

I have had many career hats. Office administration, office management, real estate, business owner, social media manager, dancewear retail store owner, and now writer. Yes. Writer.

We have built and sold many homes. Taken risks. Lost. And won.

There has been heartache, heartbreak, tears, triumphs, loss, happiness and love. Lots of love.

And the best part is, there is a future. That will undoubtedly provide more of the same, but so much more.

But… if I had to answer that fateful question… my answer would be an overwhelming YES!


So now over to you…

‘If you knew you were going to die tomorrow, would you be able to say you have lived a full life?’

Linking of course with Jess for I Blog On Tuesdays.