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Leap week in print and ink

It’s four o’clock on Friday afternoon and I am sitting on the lounge reading magazines. Sounds enthralling doesn’t it? Well, for me it is. I haven’t sat on my lounge on a weekday afternoon without a plan for the rest of the day for what feels like forever. This whole not-working-full-time thing has started out quite nicely for me. I think I could get used to this.

My first week of seriously part-time (ie working two days) has been very refreshing. As I have mentioned 4000 a few times already, I have worked full time for over two decades. Going to the supermarket midweek, catching up with friends midweek, not wearing corporate clothes midweek, is all very much a novelty for me. And one I am loving so far.

This first week of my new adventure has brought about some very welcome changes indeed. A couple of weeks ago I was told by the lovely Cassandra of The Lettuce Shop, that one of my food photographs may appear in The West Australian. Not only was this a big deal because of the readership of The West, but this would be my very first photo ever printed. Obviously I was excited hearing this news however I didn’t want to get my hopes up and tried to push the thought to the back of my mind for two weeks. I woke up on Thursday and casually wondered to myself if my photo was printed. And it was. As if leap week wasn’t already fabulous enough! 

I felt very humbled that my little photo made it to print. Humbled. And on the other hand I wanted to shout it from the rooftops and share my excitement with everyone I know! It was a moment of real clarity for me. Knowing for some time that writing and taking photos is what I love most was only cemented deeper seeing my photo in print. Thank goodness for root veg!

As the universe would have it my sister-in-law also booked an appointment for me to have my very first tattoo, also in my leap week. What did I get? ‘leap’ of course.

The one thing that trumps my photo in The West, my newly inked ‘leap’ as a permanent reminder to chase my dreams, and days off midweek to do mundane tasks like shop for hand soap and toilet paper?  The look on my child’s face as I pull up at school to pick him up. 

I am loving the universe to bits right now.

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  • Marjatta Kefalinos - I’m so very happy for you my love that you can finally relax a little and enjoy life as it comes. I’m also happy that you can follow your dreams, create beautiful reading for all of us and take fabulous photos which takes me to an other place. So very proud of you. Love to bits xxooReplyCancel

    • Peggy Saas - Thank you Mum, I am very happy. I have been smiling to myself all day. It really is the simple things isn’t it? xoReplyCancel

  • Amelia {Weddings, Babies... Everything} - Oh Peggy, I am SO happy for you! xxReplyCancel

    • Peggy Saas - Thank you Amelia, it has been pretty exciting! xoReplyCancel

  • Reannon - Im loving reading about all your happiness Peggy! Your joy leaps off the page ( or screen !).ReplyCancel

    • Peggy Saas - Thank you Reannon, let me know once you’ve had enough of my ‘sharing’! :)ReplyCancel

  • Kaisla - Yay! I’m smiling the biggest smile for you just now Peggy! xReplyCancel

    • Peggy Saas - Thank you Kaisla. I’m smiling the biggest smile too! xoReplyCancel

  • Deb @ Home life simplified - So thrilled for you Peggy – you inspire me so much and I love reading about your journey and successes!ReplyCancel

    • Peggy Saas - Thank you Deb, it’s lovely having you around on my journey. You inspire me too!ReplyCancel

  • Sonia Life Love and Hiccups - I cannot tell you how happy I am for you hun – you so deserve this and everything wonderful that will come with this change xxReplyCancel

    • Peggy Saas - Thank you Sonia, it’s been so much fun so far. I’m very excited about the possibilities! xoReplyCancel

  • Sonia Life Love and Hiccups - By the way hun your RSS button took me back to your old page. xReplyCancel

    • Peggy Saas - Oooh thanks sweets, will fix it now. xoReplyCancel

  • Ali Sunshine n Giggles - Love this Post. You are inspiration to many ;) xxReplyCancel

    • Peggy Saas - Thank you Ali. I used to see others that had taken the leap and dream about doing the same. It’s an amazing feeling to be putting the dream into motion. xoReplyCancel

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