and then there are days like this…..

and moments like this… and the world feels like its mine, and I’m happy with my place in it. Children can torture you, and love you to death all at the same time. They make you human and animal. They straighten you out, and drive you round the twist. They hurt you and heal you. They are the hardest thing we ever do. And of course, the best. Today I decided to be Tigger, and it made all the difference….

About Grin & Tonic by Alana Kirk

Bouncing into middle age armed with courage, ambition and a pair of tweezers (chin hairs for anyone over the age of 45 reading this) I am a writer with a mission: to redefine this midway point in my life when the last thing I want to do is hang up my high heels and become invisible. This is the end of the beginning, not the beginning of the end. A single mum to 3 fabulous girls, an author, and a fundraising consultant, both ends of my candle are on fire. As I enter this new stage of my life, I want to explore what it means for 'mid-aged' women today, who were promised they could have it all, ended up doing it all, and just do not identify with the traditional image of middle age.
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2 Responses to and then there are days like this…..

  1. Such a beautiful photo of you girls, it does warm the heart, the moments like these. Love your descriptions of what children do to us, it is all SO true. They are by far the best thing we will ever do, nothing else can be that all encompassing and that's pretty awesome :o) Glad to read things are a little brighter now xoxo


  2. I am glad you had a better day. I hope there are more of them to come.


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