Are you sentimental?
Unashamed to say, I always have been.
Yesterdays Fox in Flats Style Challenge on Instagram made me realise exactly how sentimental I am…
Thank goodness my man get’s me. He understands why I cling on to things, like cards or possessions that belong (ed) to people I adore.
They may not be big expensive things, but everything I keep has a big memory attached.
Memories that I treasure.
I also am lucky enough to have life-long friends that really know me. You know the friends I mean? The ones that no matter what, they always have your back.
The type of friends that would drop everything in a heartbeat for you, to offer help or support.
My bestie really knows me, she see’s past the exterior shell and truly understands what makes me tick.
She tell’s me when I’m over-committing (which is something I do, often).
She also knows the heavy stuff – the stuff that is locked away, because it’s too painful to discuss or think about.
What I love about her though, is the thoughtfulness.
A while ago she sat me down to discuss way’s of dealing with my personal grief and loss, that I have buried deep in my soul.
It meant the world to me. It also helped me write this piece about my girl.
She is a friend I’ve made memories with…sentimental memories.
Something as simple as a little note, can also pull on my heartstrings.
My gorgeous friend Katy (KatyPotaty) wrote me a note when I was leaving Witchery (she also works at Lorna Jane on Hastings Street) which meant we could no longer share the occasional lunch together.
Just the mere fact that she took the time to write her feelings, really did mean the world to me.
On the note she listed 6 things she likes about me.
The day she gave it to me, I popped it in the back of my phone case for safe keeping. 7 months later and it’s still there.
I read it often – because these days, we rarely seem to find a spare 5 mins to catch-up and natter.
Those few words written on a note are so precious to me, because I know she means them.
Yes, I’m very sentimental – if you are lucky enough to find your way into my heart (big metal vault with top-level security protecting it) – you will stay there for life. No matter what.
If you are a regular around these parts, you already know how much I love my girl.
She is my world.
This is her birth story that I found the courage to write a few months ago. It has taken me a long time to feel confident enough to open my heart, but I now realise that we all have emotions that need to be released from time to time.
When I turned 50 my girl brought me a Uber Kate Uber Circle necklace, which literally blew me away.
One side was engraved with Happy 50th Birthday Mum. The other-side with, You Are My Sunshine (I sang this to her while she was lying in her incubator, after being born at just 28 weeks).
To me, we have the perfect relationship. She is not only my daughter, she is my best friend.
She also knows what makes me tick.
Those words on my Uber Circle – they hit my sentimental jackpot bigtime!
Yes, you’ve guessed it – I’m a sentimental old fool. I adore my family and friends.
I give all of myself, unconditionally for life.
Not sure why, but I have been thinking about my girl so much lately. I guess it’s because she is about to start the next phase of her life.
I am so proud of her. She has ambition, she pictures her future and it excites us all.
November will see her start her first Law Clerkship position in Brisbane.
Maybe I’m a touch panicked that our relationship will change as her future takes hold.
One thing I know for sure, my necklace will always take me back to the moment when it all began.
Do you hold on to treasures like me? Sentimental?