family, kids, Parenting, Uncategorized

Never Backwards … Always Forwards

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.

Mummy Times Two
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12 thoughts on “Never Backwards … Always Forwards”

  1. I think this is an excellent philosophy to live by. You are so right, we cannot change our past only our future. With children in the mix life and our choices about it become so much more complicated, and I think your worries will echo those of parents worldwide, I know a lot of them are the worries we also have. Thank you so much for sharing this post with us at #PostsFromTheHeart

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    1. Thanks very much. I haven’t really got any ‘tricks’ lol.
      I do write almost every day, and use a combination of regular tags as well as new ones that suit the topic I’m ranting about that day.
      It’s also nice to comment and follow other people who in turn follow you back. But on,y if it’s relevant. No need to randomly like and follow everything. Lol 😆
      You’ll get there.
      Just enjoy yourself. If you force it, it will reflect in your post.

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      1. Thanks a lot for that quick reply. I took a long time to even start a blog wondering if I will be any good at it. And I am from a community where people don’t read blogs unless it contains gossips or life saving advice. Lol. So it started making me wonder if I was any good at writing. And you are right about trying too much..that is one reason why I take real care before posting anything..I take already two days time on deciding to publish 😁

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