Where to start? I guess the easiest place is right where I am. But perhaps firstly, a bit about my fellow Journeyers and my intentions for Journeyer’s Chronicals.

We are a family of five (seven if you count the cat & dog): me, “The Thinker” (DH), “Cinderella” (Miss 6), “Mermaid” (Miss 4) and “The Engineer” (Master 7). Regional Victoria, Australia is our home. We do the normal young family stuff. School, kinder, family outings, holidays, stress about finances, celebrate milestones, commiserate setbacks.

I get to stay at home looking after the kids and the house, which is both a joy and a challenge. Life is never boring as any SAHM will testify. The Thinker gets the stress of being the breadwinner and the privilege of leaving for work in the morning when the kids are screaming.

Our journey took a sharp left from the black top to a bumpy, unmade road a couple of years ago when I was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML). That’s a story for another day. However I will say now that I was lucky it was CML and not one of the other types. Thanks to some amazing drugs I am leading a quite normal life and will most likely continue to do so for very many years. It has changed the way we view our life though, for the better I think. I read this quote from Maya Angelou recently which seems appropriate:

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude

What I experience day to day will be mostly what my writings are about – our journey as a family, the children’s journeys as they grow, The Thinker’s journey, and of course, my journey as an individual. Hope you can join us.