The Right Path




Happy Things

I’ve always been a worrier. I question everything, second guess decisions and fret about what the future holds, much more than I’d like to. Sometimes I wonder if we’re heading in the right direction and if we’re making progress, I question past choices and wonder how things might have been if we’d chosen something different. I worry, worry worry…

But then, I find myself painting the last coat of white on a rattly old window and I am reminded that this creaky house is ours. We own a house, and though it is old and shabby, it is full of love and music, the smell of pancakes and the sound of teaspoons tapping china as cups of tea are stirred.

I say good morning to the chickens and give them their breakfast, then I find two perfect, fresh eggs, and I am reminded that we are on the way to producing much of our own fresh produce. The glimpse of a green bud on the plum tree is a testament to the fact that one day soon our garden will be bursting with fruit and flowers.

I watch Reuben play with the dogs on the grass and I am reminded of how lucky I am to have found such a kind and happy soul to share my life with. Someone who is so perfectly similar to me and yet so totally, completely opposite to me, that we fit together like puzzle pieces. Somehow, miraculously, we found each other.

In these moments I know, with full certainly, that every choice we’ve made has been the right one (even the wrong ones) because they have led us here. We are exactly where we need to be right now. Our life isn’t perfect, but it is cemented in all of our dreams, all that we want for our family’s future, and all that we believe to be good and true. As times goes by my vision of a simple, mindful, beautiful life, grows clearer and my resolve to achieve it grows stronger.

Each day we take a few small steps forward. We are on the right path.

Katie xx

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Katie is a tea drinking, jewellery making, op-shopping daydreamer. Katie likes vintage dresses, Pictionary, doilies and colourful tights.


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14 Responses to “The Right Path”

  1. Rachel August 16, 2014 at 4:23 pm #

    Love this post! Happiness can be found in such simple things, if we stop and take a moment to look around at what we do have.

  2. Jane @ Shady Baker August 16, 2014 at 4:31 pm #

    Good for you Katie, you sound so happy and grateful x

  3. veronique August 16, 2014 at 7:55 pm #

    Heart warming, Katie. Thank you.

  4. veronique August 16, 2014 at 7:56 pm #

    Great post, Katie. Thank you.

  5. Vanessa August 16, 2014 at 11:30 pm #

    This is lovely! Great post.

  6. Rita August 17, 2014 at 2:53 am #

    The only way we get to anywhere we are is through small steps, day by day. I appreciate the reminder of that truth.

  7. supernashwan August 17, 2014 at 8:50 am #

    I hope this blog hangs around after you guys start having kids!

  8. The Life of Clare August 17, 2014 at 9:18 am #

    Beautiful post Katie!

  9. Country Living by the Sea August 17, 2014 at 2:49 pm #

    This post has brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing these beautiful words Katie. Happy days xo

  10. Sara August 20, 2014 at 1:36 am #

    Really great post!
    I love your blog.

  11. chelsea August 21, 2014 at 3:19 am #

    A truly beautiful reminder!

  12. A kitchen in the country August 21, 2014 at 5:39 am #

    Such beautiful and heartwarming words Katie. So much love and gratitude towards life. And what a wonderful feeling to know you’re on the right path. Together with the one you love. LIfe sure is good.

    Take care of each other.


  13. Becs :: Think Big Live Simply August 23, 2014 at 9:10 pm #

    Ah, I adore this post. I love those moments of clarity where you see the path you are on and think ‘Yes!’ x

  14. Sarah Jane August 30, 2014 at 12:50 pm #

    I don’t know how I missed this post Katie but I thoroughly enjoyed it. I agree with Jane, you sound so happy and grateful. Being at peace with your life can be a hard thing to come to, and not a constant feeling either, but when you reach it it is wonderful.

    Sarah xx

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