I don't see myself as a "Beautiful Warrior" it would spoil the effect of all you gorgeous girls and the young lives you are living. I prefer to be a “Granny (in training) Warrior” who can start a little sub-set and put things from a different perspective.
At my age, 56 (middle-aged I'm told), I have had a lot of troubles in my life, some I've shared and some I've kept private. They don't mean as much to me now as when I was going through them, I'm sure they taught me valuable lessons but now I prefer to focus on the fun and happiness.
Casey made me think of this when she was thinking of putting together a list of things you organise for your wedding but no-one else even notices or cares less about e.g. what the heck is something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue anyway?
What I would love to pass on to you and I hope others will add to this list is things I used to worry about but don't matter a diddly squat- whatever the hell that means - when I look back.
1. I tried so hard to keep the house clean and tidy just in case someone came over, forever putting toys away that magically came straight back out again, wiping faces, crumbs and bums (not with the same cloth) etc etc. MOST people want to come over and see you and they are more than satisified when there is a bit of mess because it makes them feel better that they've just left their house in the same way.
2. It soooo doesn't change how your kids grow up whether they went to music class at 10 months old, watch TV for an hour or so in the morning while you get your shit together, eat something out of the freezer, wear miss-matched clothes or always do their homework in primary school.
That's enough to get things started, I'm not trying to be the Dalai Warrior, just letting you all know life is up, down, middle, great, funny, sad, shitty and happy for everyone - no exceptions!
Facebook is amazing and I love being able to see what everyone is up to but don't forget sometimes to pick up the phone and chat with your bestie about the latest crappy thing your partner has said or done just to get if off your chest.
Love you guys
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Six months ago we came up with a concept of "warriors" as a theme for a photoshoot for Sunbella because, let's be honest; you need to have courage to carry a parasol (regardless of how stylish it is) and it is essentially a shield that can prevent some skin cancer battles.