Thank you all for your supportive comments on my last post. I really appreciate everyone taking the time to write something, and in some cases share some of their own experiences. I also wanted to make clear that Pen & Paper is – for us – a last resort. For the most part we are very good at communicating with each other and talking through conflict. Talking is always our first option. But there are times, every now and then, where we explode and say hurtful things. As a child I watched my parents argue and yell all the time. Perhaps this is why it's inherent in me. I want BB to see us resolving issues in a calm manner, but I don't want her exposed to some of the terrible things that get spat out during a heated argument. Perhaps if we do this for a while we will come to a point where we never feel the need to yell. Perhaps not. But for now, when tempers rise, this is a good solution.
So thanks again. It felt good to share something real, something personal. Of course we do not have an easy blissful life all of the time, but for the most part we are happy and optimistic.
Hello, my name's Anna. My husband, our little girl and I live in Sydney, Australia. Officially I'm a graphic designer but sometimes I draw, write, photograph and make stuff. This blog is to compile bits of my work, life, family adventures and things I find inspiring. Thanks for visiting. xxx