10 years today

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. I’ve already written my thousand words, so here’s a picture.

This is me.
A 10 year marriage, four children, nine house moves, countless wrinkles, many laughs and tears along the way. Trying not to take myself too seriously. A little bit fierce, a little bit bad-ass, but mostly soft and squishy in all the right places. Wearing my two favourite necklaces; one that Quinn made for me last year, and one that Frith bought from an antique shop in England a few years ago.

Some days ready to take on the world. Other days not so much.

This is my blog.
10 years of blogging, 1362 published posts, 77 drafts, countless photos and stories shared, all documented here forever.

Life has not turned out as I had planned, but I guess many people can say the same of their own lives. Maybe that’s the point. Maybe that’s the lesson I need to learn; things won’t always go to plan, but I have plenty of life left to live, and I plan to find my own meaning, to leave my own legacy of love and joy to our kids.

Who knows where I will be in 10 years time. More wrinkles (probably), four teenagers (nearly), hopefully settled in a house of my own… Who knows what the future holds for us. For any of us.

For now, I thank you for joining me on this journey. Whether you’ve been here from the start, (you know who you are!) have come and gone over the years, or have just joined me in the last 6-12 months. I thank you for reading, for sharing your own stories with me, and for encouraging me in my journey.

Here’s to the next 10 years 🙂


  1. Pat on the back to you Missy, I hope you are also proud looking back at what you’ve achieved with love, humour and a lot of soul. You’ve answered the question, ‘what would 2008 Renae say to 2018 Renae?’ beautifully. Love you and the hope you give us all, just by being you.

  2. Renae, I am pleased to be able to report that you look even better now, ten years later. Life has dealt you some cruel blows but I am thrilled to report that your smile today is even more beautiful than it was ten years ago and I am sure that will help your children will grow up to be the gorgeous well rounded human beings that I know you are wanting them to be.

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