Today……….

Is an absolutely glorious day in my part of the world. The sun is shining, the breeze is floating through (to keep the flies at bay) and the birds are chirping.

I’ve spent most of this morning in my garden and I’ve been enjoying every single moment of it. I thought I’d show you a couple of pics of just one thing that makes me happy

This is where I am currently working. I have sections in my garden and I decided last year that I would create a succulent garden, I started it half heartedly and the weeds took over, so I’ve come back in to give it some love again and it’s coming up a treat. I’ve been warmed by the sun, treated to finding some earth worms and found some offcuts I can pot up to shoot. I’ve been a bit intermittent with my gardening, because, well simply life I guess. So I have now decided that life is not going to get in the way any longer. I am going to commit to being in the garden at least once a fortnight or eve once a week,I lol start with a fortnight, because I know that is manageable.

2 years ago when I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease I had a beautiful garden, but I didn’t have the energy to get out in it to keep it up. So now 2 years has passed, I’m feeling very well and I have energy to do all the things I love and it’s time to get back to my peace. This gardening spree has been a little harsh on some plants

But look at all the beautiful new little shoots coming out of this beauty now

This is going to be gorgeous when it fills out again.

It has been while I’ve been gardening this morning that I’ve come to a realisation about something. Something that is a big something for me. We have some decisions happening in our business right now, to me it feels as though everything is coming together, everything is happening in perfect timing, but I realised this morning, that that is possibly not the case for everyone who is in our business. So……..after a conversation with my beautiful husband this morning I was wondering how is it that I can help him, how is it that I can make things easier for him. And my realisation was…..wait for it……..Just Be Me. HA that basic, you say. Did I not know that already you may ask? Well in all honesty no, I didn’t know that already. I have generally questioned if what I’m doing is enough or the right thing, or what more can I do? Oh that wasn’t the response I was wanting from my helping, what should I have done better? But today I came up with the pure and simple answer of Just Be Me. This is a biggy for me as I have been on a remembering of who I am the last 6 months, and I know I am not fully there yet, but I am getting mighty close….I can feel it. So it is with relief and belief and trust and conviction that the best thing I can do for anyone including myself is to Just Be Me and that is what I am going to do, in between everything else, I am just going to Be Me and be set in that and be comforted in that.

You are who you are, whether you are spiritually awakened or not and you have the choice to be whoever you want to be. We all have free will in everything we do, we may feel at times that we don’t have choice, but in all honesty, when you look the situation full on in the face for exactly what it is and not what you have always perceived it to be you will see the choices that you have in your life. Will you take the chance in making the choice you would dearly love to make and dare to be the person you dream to be?  

I hope you are having a great day.

Chat soon

T x

Be gentle

G’day 🙂

This post is a little old and I didn’t realise I hadn’t shared it but it is still applicable so here we go………

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I hope you are having a good one.  Isn’t it great to be alive.

Recently we did some work in the garden setting up our fire pit so we could sit around it & talk about memories we have during our lives, so we can learn from each other & our kids can learn about their parent’s lives.

My husband and I decided we would share with our kids something that we would like to release from our lives so we can look at it head on & see it for what it is, how it isn’t serving us & then let it burn up in the fire.

This is the first time we have ever done anything like this with our kids & I was so excited that they were happy to join in.  Because my hubby & I are both only just starting our life discovery we are trying oh so hard to let our kids know that things could be a little rocky at times, but everything is going to work out ok & we are trying to take things as slow as we can (because believe me it’s happening fast).

So gentleness is one word that is in my head quite often.  I need to remember to be gentle to me, be gentle with the ones I love & that are living through what I am experiencing &  coming along on the ride in their own way.  I know that personal journeys are personal & from within, but our journeys seems to be overflowing into our lives so we are working with what we can, sharing what we can & reassuring when needed.  I also like to think about being gentle to those I don’t know.

Since starting this journey, I see people in a different light.  It is a light of love and acceptance & it is so refreshing.  It is such a nice feeling to see someone who may be have treated you badly but instead of thinking they’re horrible, or nasty or uptight, I can now see that they have their own demons they are dealing with.  I have no idea what they are experiencing or feeling.  So the best thing I can do for them to be gentle.  It could turn their day around.

Next time you see someone who is not finding life easy, or trying to learn something new, or you make a decision that could have been different, Go Gently because when you go gently it can change not only your outlook, but also those that are around you.

Chat soon

T x

Appreciation or Gratitude

It’s been quite a while since I posted and that is partly because I have been busy travelling a little and partly because I have been (and still am) working through some self doubts of “is what I want to say worth saying” and what will people think when they read what I have written.  But today is a day I’m feeling strong about 2 words and the difference they can make in the way you feel or think about things. 

I love listening to Esther & Abraham Hicks and something I recently heard them say is (something to the effect of but not quoting them) Appreciation and Gratitude are a very long way apart in the energetic world.  

Appreciation is a word that comes with ease compared to Gratitude comes with hard work & lack. 

So I have been looking at these two words and stopping before I say either one of them.  To be honest I do find saying appreciation easier than gratitude.  I feel that when I have gratitude for something, I question whether I am worthy of receiving it, when I have appreciation for it, there is absolutely no question as to whether I deserve it or not.  

I feel I have so much to say about these two words, but I honestly can’t put it into words, and this post has been in draft for over a week so I’m going to leave it here right now and come back to visit these words a little later. 


Chat soon

T x

Speaking with Confidence

So, I’ve been a bit quiet on here of late.  I have been flat out in life working on learning more about myself and learning about the things that are stopping me being the best version of me. 

Right now I am sitting in my motel room in Perth Western Australia. I’m down here for the week partaking in a conference called Speaking with Confidence run by Marnie LeFevre.   

You see, something that I discovered very recently is that I want to speak to farmers wives about their importance in life.  In my very new personal learning journey I have accepted that I play a very important role in the running of our farm. When I have introduced myself to people in the past I have usually said hi I’m Tanya Kitto. I’m just a farmers wife, and just a mum.  I didn’t understand the importance of my role as a farmers wife and mum in the bigger picture. I didn’t value the work that I did. So I want women in agriculture to see how important they are and accept that.  Accept that they are more than “just” anything.  They are wonderful, accomplished, incredible, beautiful, powerful and many many more things.   This is something that is very close to my heart because I have lived this and I am still accepting and working on it, but I have seen how much impact I have on many parts of our business. 
So I’m in Perth learning more about myself and learning how to put my story together to be able to take it out there to the wider community, to share my story with people.  In hopes that they will see how important they are (& not just to feed people, or clean the house, be the taxi driver or payt he bills), they are oh so much more than that.


Chat soon

T x

A trip to the city

Howdy Doody,  how are going today?  My husband and I are in the city (Perth, around 450kms away) today.  I have a seminar I’m helping out with & he is running some chores, picking up much needed parts…..as it goes with trips to the city, making sure we make the most of the time we have down there.

Earlier this year I went to a free seminar run by a lady named Marnie LeFevre.  It was advertised as Women’s Secret Business Academy learning how to make more money, making a bigger difference all while doing something that I loved.   I loved what Marnie had to say I couldn’t not sign up to the next course she was offering – the                 Femme-Trepreneur course.  This one was held in Perth over 3 days in May.  As it worked out I wasn’t doing what I loved, so I rang hubby & told him that I couldn’t continue on the road I was traveling because I wasn’t be true to myself.   He was so understanding & accepting, it blew me away 🙂

Anyway,  I decided I’d love to work with Marnie for 12 months & have signed up to a wonderful course she has offered for this to happen.  I’m really excited to be on this journey with someone as passionate as Marnie is about letting women shine in business.

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Receiving my certificate of completion of the Femme-Trepreneur course in Perth

So where I’m leading to with this, is that signing up with Marnie for 12 months I have the opportunity to help Marnie & her team run her next free event in Perth.  This is one of the reasons we are here.  I’m really looking forward to having this opportunity, it’s going to be great to see how to run an event like this.  To see all the little things that get done & you as a participant don’t see because things are all run so professionally.

I’ll be sharing more of what I learn not only at this event, but also in my up coming courses over the next year.

In the meantime, take care & we’ll chat soon

T x

 

You get what you focus on, so focus on what you want

Good morning.  Wherever you are in the world, I hope you are having a great day.

It’s Sunday here, so that means a day spent together as a family.  I think there’s going to be some much needed work done in the garden, which will be great.  But the best thing about it is that all 6 of us are going to be doing it together.  There will be some laughter, jokes, and just lots of good light hearted fun.

So I was on the good old FB this morning having a scroll through what everyone is sharing & something became clear to me.  Alot of farmers in Western Australia are feeling the pinch right now because of how dry it is.  It’s not a nice feeling being dry especially with crop in the ground or animals to feed.  But we need to be aware of what it is we are thinking.

In my very young life discovery journey, something that has come through oh so clear to me is that you attract what you think, you create your own reality & if you focus on it, it will happen.  So, we as farmers (& people in general) need to concentrate on what we do have, not what we don’t.

I know it’s hard to see sand blowing & the sky being dirty with our topsoils, or hearing the sheep or cows calling & unhappy with the conditions, but there is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING we can do about the lack of rain.  All we can do is look at what we do have & make decisions based on that.

I know it sounds very cut & dry (no pun intended) & I know it seems harder than that in reality.  But the reality is that it isn’t harder than that.  We know as farmers what we need to do to keep those animals in good condition so you can sell them and cover costs & make a profit to keep going.  We know we need to wait a little longer for the plants to get strong before we can spray the next lot of weed control.  We just have to hold on  through this dry spell and have faith.

Have faith in knowing it will rain after this current dry spell.  Have faith & believe in the fact that we will grow food to feed people, not as many this year as past years, but we will still feed many.    If we concentrate on what we don’t have we will keep attracting what we don’t have.  We need to concentrate on what we do have, be grateful for that & work out how we can move forward with what we have.

Sometimes some big decisions need to be made to move forward & they are decisions we don’t like to have to make, but we have options and opportunities, we need to make the most of those. So, instead of focusing on the lack of rain lets focus on the fact that we have family we can spend time with, or we have the ability to make decisions,  we have a roof over our head, clothes for our back & food for our tummies.  Let’s focus on getting organised in the workshop, house, backyard etc, so when the rains do come, we can revel in the relief that simple act will create.

We need to keep moving forward because as soon as we stop moving forward, we start going backwards.  Today is a day for focusing on what we have,  family, love, clouds in the sky, happiness, optimism & opportunity.  Today we are moving forward in our garden, making a lovely little spot for us to sit around our firepit to tell some much needed stories to create memories for our kids to share with their kids to share with their kids & so on.

So have a great day, look forward & towards the positive.  Look at what you want so you can achieve it.

Chat soon

T x

What’s for dinner

Hey. How are you going today?

The weather here has been absolutely glorious. Now as a farmers wife I really shouldn’t say that because we really do need rain, but between you me and the front gate it’s been glorious. The suns been shining and the breeze has been gentle. You couldn’t wish for much more. Then the evenings have been cool, oh so cool it’s just beautiful. 

So today I’ve been changing around my craft come meditation room to get my yoga mat and chair closer to the window so I can look outside easily. 

I was fortunate enough to go outside for a little bit to collect the eggs my lovely chickens laid for me. Then I went for a drive with hubby to have a squizzy at the crops. Gee the colours in the sky tonight were beautiful. 

So, consequently going for a drive means that I wasn’t ready with dinner before it was time to eat. Which leads to thoughts of…..um…….maybe eggs on toast, or oh there’s butter chicken in the freezer that I can warm up or….um oh I don’t know.   When looking in the fridge I noticed I still had some cold roast vegetables and some cold roast chicken.  So out came the frypan, with some sliced onion and tomatoes to cook through them in went all the chopped veggies and chicken and I added some greens (asparagus, broccoli and peas) a splash of water and voila bubble and squeak for dinner. To add a little extra flavour I popped in some salt and pepper then some homemade chicken stock.

Dinner time doesn’t have to be fancy or complicated.  I love using leftovers either for breakfast, lunch or dinner the next night.  It’s a great way of using up food in the fridge and it’s being economical with your time.  I’d love to hear if you use leftovers to make another meal and what you use.

Chat soon

T x