Jan 14, 2009

A year of...

Change. So much change.
Change that is just as daunting and unknown as it is exciting and inspiring. Yes I really can't make up my mind how I feel about it all at the moment. There are quite a few big changes happening over the next few weeks and months in the Mac Household...

A massive change in the direction of my future, as in now I have a plan and goal for my career. On Monday I handed my four weeks notice of my resignation to the head of my department (my boss is away so i still have to tell her!). It was a slightly scary process but my boss was great, understanding, excited for me and happy that I was pursuing my goal (which they have known about ever since they hired me) . So the 7th February 2009 will be my last day as a legal secretary and as of the 23 February I will be become a full time student studying a diploma of Interior design (yum yum!) here (as previously posted about here). Hopefully this space will only grow during this time and that I will be able share my some of knowledge and work with you all. Oh and that I can get used to commuting into Sydney and going back to studying after almost three years of not having to think too much :P

a change of scenery. After three-four years of our house being on and off the market without selling we are finally moving!! The phone call from the real estate agent (just after we had eaten an amazing breakfast in a glorious private bay on our boating holiday) to say we had an offer topped off the holiday for us (photos to come). The contracts are to be exchanged tomorrow and then we have 5 weeks to find a place and move. It's safe to say the house hunt (and box hunt) is in full swing and we spent all day Saturday browsing through houses. Due to large changes in dad's work, getting rid of his factory and my brother and I going to school in Sydney this once again brings with it much more change. We are looking at properties in a different area than which we live now, which will mean a new church, new friends and a change of lifestyle. We may even all be moving into morgan's house (they have a separate granny flat) if we end up without a house for a time, which in itself is a crazy thought.

We are also busily preparing my brother for a his new school. Not just any school but a 160 year old boarding school where he will be boarding Monday to Friday. It's funny when people ask us what he has done wrong to be sent there and if he is really that bad a student. The only thing I can think that he has done to seal this as his fate is to be born into this family and to be the third generation of Mac boys to attend said school. Fortunately, he is very very excited about the prospect of a new school and unlike his older sibling who is slightly daunted by change and new places is embracing it with vigor. He is also off next week to the schools rowing camp (his chosen summer sport) and to meet some new friends while mum, grandma and i will be frantically sewing the labels with his name and laundry number onto every item of clothing. I just know weekends will have a special meaning for us next year when he is home.

oh and did I mention all these changes will probably be happening within a few weeks of each other - crazy thinking how life can suddenly change so much!

Of course when life becomes like this, blogging seems to take a back seat but know that I am still logging in almost daily to check up on life, to smile at the posts you all write and that I have missed you all.

HAPPY NEW YEAR friends! may God fill it with blessing, prosperity, many laughs, happy moments and tonnes of friends!

kt x


  1. I am so excited about all the change that you are going to be embarking on in the next few months! I can tell you are just as excited as well!! Will you still live close to the bay area? I don't know if I could ever give the ocean up, if I had lived there for that long, but there are so many wonderful things you will get to explore I am sure and again my congradulations to you on your schooling! I can't wait to hear more about all your wonderful news and pictures!! you must post pictures!

    Seriously missing you friend but so glad you are having so much fun with all this change :)


  2. I have missed you, my dear, and I am so excited to hear about all of these wonderful changes. Keep us posted and please know that I am thinking of you and praying for you even when we don't talk for a while. (((Hugs)))

  3. KT - This is all so exciting! I feel privleged to be able to "go along for the ride" so to speak by reading your blog.
    I am one who gets excited about change, but jsut a tad freaked out too... :) That's alot all at once for your family! Praying for you all!
    Love you girl!

  4. I am so excited to see where all of this change takes you. I tend to love the idea of change, but then get a little scared at the actual process. I can't wait to read about your adventures. Thank you for sharing with us.

  5. All this excitement is a welcome respite from the winter blahs up here in the northern hemisphere. :) I'm so happy for your change and getting to move forward with your design career! I can't wait to hear all about it and see your projects and watch you make this journey.
    Moving is big and huge and scary and wonderful. I actually love moving. I like the adrenalin rush of finding a house and all the flurry of activity and planning. But that's me. My poor husband dreads and despises it. :)
    I've missed you and can't wait for you to come back to us, but enjoy this time, this moment. Love you dear!

  6. Oh my goodness! SO MUCH CHANGE! I am so excited for you and your family during this time. I know change can be very hard at times, but you have Jesus to see you through it all. His peace is all encompusing.
    I look forward to learning as you learn! I know I have so much to learn. :)
    Loves to you Katie!
    P.S. I am so looking forward to that package! :D

  7. P.S. Wish I could just hop in the car and help you pack!

  8. Wow, how incredibly exciting on so many fronts!

    Congratulations once again on your interior design place. I'm sure you'll love the move and find going back to being a student so absolutely amazing and creative, especially after having worked for a while. I'm sure you wont be able to keep up with your flood of creative ideas!

    Congrats on selling the house too. That's a lot of change all at once for you and your family! Aii! It sounds like complete chaos, but it always works out (often in the way you never planned for!). Can't wait to hear the updates!!

  9. KT.. you won't believe what I just did. Got pictures of my munchkins in the outfits you made... they look so dang cute on them.

    I miss you!!