Like most people who have made it to their mid thirties, I have made lots of decisions along the way. Some good and some, ahem, not so good...
So - here we go.
1. Having The Farmchildren
I could really just repeat this 5 times and it could take all my best decision spots. Deciding to be a Mum is undoubtably the single best thing I have done with my life. I adore The Farmchildren.
2. Marrying The Farmer
It is coming up to ten years since I first met The Farmer. We were together within a few weeks, engaged within a year and married within another year. You know what? Given that I still quite like him, I'm planning to keep him!
3. Getting A Good Education
I feel very fortunate that I was able to go to Uni and get an excellent education. I think this has given me so many options in life and means that no matter what happens I am always in a position to be able to support myself and my family.
I was involved in a conversation recently with some other farmer's wives about going to Uni. One of them said that she said she wouldn't have studied if she knew she was going to marry a farmer and work with him on the farm. I disagreed with this because I really think that any education is worthwhile, even if you don't use it for its original purpose. To have your horizons broadened and to have been taught to question and analyse events around you is something that shouldn't be taken for granted.
4. Learning To Cook
I can't tell you how glad I am that my mother and Nanna taught me to cook early in life. I can now do it pretty well and it is an important life skill.
5. Not Letting Decisions And Plans Always Be Set In Stone
Over the years I have realised that I have made some decisions on the spot, in a split second and that I then went on a completely different path than I had envisaged. I made these decisions because they just felt right and I have never regretted them. Sometimes I think that, rather than me choosing my life, it chose me!