At 2am I was reluctantly torn from my deep slumber by the sound of gushing water. I thought it was a dream.
Half asleep I stumbled into my ensuite bathroom to find it completely flooded with water. A pipe under the sink had ruptured and water was flowing forth like a majestic fountain. I immediately ran down the stairs to go outside to turn the mains off.
Coming down the stairs I was hit by the surreal site of a waterfall cascading into my office from the ceiling, obviously overflow from the ensuite. The office was flooded and the amount of water was difficult to fathom.
It was spectacular to behold.
There is plenty of substantial damage, carpet, walls, ceiling, heaps of computer equipment , not to mention the ensuite.
As I was turning off the mains I heard my daughter screaming out for me, she was standing looking at the office awash with water, with the front door of the house wide open and couldn't work out what was going on.
I walked back in, drenched, and stood beside her and laughed as the remains of the water kept flooding down.
A friend's voice resonated in my head, "Leonie, do you laugh at everything?'
Yes I do and yes I am.
Life. Our choice how we react.
I have huge goals and adventures planned for this year. I'm excited. I don't look at this as a set back, rather it's to my advantage, gets me moving, gets me even more motivated to achieve my goals.
Because quite simply if we wait for perfect conditions you'll never get anything done.