I talk about cognitive dissonance a lot within my every day life. I learnt a lot about psychology within my Under Grad, however, it was Cognitive Dissonance that really stuck with me. I think it is because I see it played out nearly every day, whether in my own life or in the lives of others that it made such a big impact on me.
Please check out my Ava’s latest blog post… she’s been amazing with this whole move and her life has probably been the most disrupted emotionally. This was hard for me as a mum to read but I’m so proud of her for being able to express how she is feeling and I just hope we can make this transition good for her.
There have been many times throughout my life when I have had to rely upon the kindness of others. I am and will be forever thankful for the uncountable amount of kind deeds I have been on the receiving end of. However, the proud person in me hates it – actually detests it – I feel it like a spider on my skin and a coldness in my bones when I have to rely on others. It makes me physically uncomfortable and I have never quite known how to deal with it.
We have now officially been residents (again) of the UK for six days. In one respect, as with most things, those six days seem to have gone fast and slow in equal measure! But what an exciting whirlwind it has been!
Moving is what our family seems to do – we have done it more times than most and we are at a point where my husband and I can efficiently haul all the furniture into the back of a moving truck ourselves – usually with the kids running around as we sweat away. The thought of paying the seemingly extortionate mover’s fees makes us want to gag and to ask friends to help again makes us feel a little ashamed – what is the cap on how many times you should ask friends to help you move?
Well – nothing like a crazy busy June filled with more things than some people do in a year and a quick and fast decision to move back to your homeland of England for the blog posts to dry up! So here is a bit of a catch up!
It has been a while since I have posted and even since the beginning of June my posts have been a lot less frequent. A lot of the absence is because June has been so busy for our little family from our ten year vow renewal (basically a second wedding), to my graduation, the girls end of school year “stuff”, and receiving the news our house was for sale…
Today I stand at the end of a very long journey. One that so many people on our planet decide to take on and most finish. Also, a journey that so many are denied, whether for being too poor, too female, or whatever “too” society has decided on that year. As the first person to ever go to University and graduate from my family I own it and I stand proud. Aware that something so easy for some to take, can be so hard for others.
Ahhh… Music Bingo!
I have to be honest, I had no idea what Music Bingo was until I came to Victoria, BC!