When life’s moments become hurdles.

I was inspired to write this post after reading a post by the lovely Roda Here

I read her post and her thoughts resonated with me.

I’m going back to work soon; in another week. There is the usual preparation that all teachers get after 6 weeks off but for me, I am returning to a 4 days week job rather than the 2 days I worked last academic year. I’m already making mental notes. I’m already planning out what I need to do/make/change and this creates a slight mania in me that I don’t like. I enjoy my job so why do I make these life moments into hurdles?


Hitting 40 was a turning point in my life. I think it is for many. All my life I was making life’s moments into a thing. Always planning the next stage in my life. “After we get married we shall save for a house…..after the house we shall have a baby….after this baby I shall move jobs…..” etc etc .The problem with life planning is that these special moments become hurdles. Planning a baby and realising that we needed fertility treatment……planning a job move just to climb the career ladder rather than stay in a job I loved.  Was all this planning really making me content or happy?

With age comes acceptance and the realisation that life moments are to be enjoyed! Let life take you in the direction your heart craves NOT the direction your head thinks you should be travelling. Knowing that sometimes things cannot be planned for.


So, for the next week I shall be leaving the plans and enjoying my children and family until school starts. The plans can wait whilst I enjoy THIS moment. I needed to be reminded of this as I was making lists! Enjoy each moment as they come and go. Do not make them become hurdles in life to be jumped over.


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20 thoughts on “When life’s moments become hurdles.

  1. My mother is fond of saying ‘don’t look back, not too far ahead’. She doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t take joy in the path that lead you hear, nor that you shouldn’t learn lessons along the way but simply that the past is done and you can’t fix it and you can’t force it unwillingly on the here and now. Equally, looking too far ahead – over planning is a recipe for a spinning head and being blinded to all the delight that is now. I so enjoyed this piece and I wish you a lovely end of hols before the new delights that unfold with the new term (hiccups, tumbles and all!)

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  2. My mummy has suffered from illness and been off for the majority of the year and is due to go back to work in a couple of months. The last 6 months have been hard and made her re-evaluate what’s important in her life. Thankfully she’s going back to a job she loves so its made her decision easy but she’ll still be sticking the last out of summer! I think, like you, when she hits 40 she’ll encounter another speed bump and it will start her all off again! #DreamTeam

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  3. I like having plans in place, otherwise I end up stuck in a rut, but I realise this doesn’t work for everyone and I’m glad you’ve found a way to be happy in the moment instead of planning everything
    Thanks for linking up to #AnythingGoes 🙂

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  4. I love this post… you are so right, sometimes we need to slow things down and just be…
    I’ve always loved and believed in this quote: Life is what happens to you when you’re busy making other plans!!!

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