This is the Tag Line I use on my blog. I thought I would share with anyone who is interested, why I use that phrase as my tag line.
My husband and I have been through so much together, and we constantly question whether we are doing the right thing. By that I mean things like:
The girls:- are we living in the right place for them, is the quality of our children’s lives the best it can be, taking into consideration their happiness – are we being selfish by living no where near any of our family members, or close friends. Their education – is the standard of education they are receiving adequate, will it serve them well in the future?
Our family as a whole: Medical Care:- Is the standard of medical care available to us good enough, and can we continue to afford to pay for it?
Work: My husband is the sole breadwinner for our family. He has a good job but it is very stressful and he works long hours. As a white man in South Africa, his future employment is not guaranteed forever. We constantly discuss what our options are with regards to this, factoring in things like his age and how much time we have left to be picky. Right now we’re lucky he comes home every day. How will other options affect our family life?
There are so many other things we constantly question about our life and the choices we make. Anyway, we realized recently, that no matter what we decide to do next, we have come so far, and learned so much that we must never go back.
By “back” I mean that wishing for something we had will never help, we can only move forward and take our experiences with us, because even if we do go back physically to a place we’ve been before, we will forever be different due to the experiences we’ve encountered since we were last there.
I know it’s right to continually check ourselves, to never become complacent, and to teach our children that whatever happens, whatever your do, take that experience, learn from it and move forward. Never be afraid of new experiences and challenges.
So that’s where the tag line came from. Never backwards, always forwards, taking our experiences with us and planning for the best future for our children and their education whilst still trying to maintain a lifestyle that makes us happy.