Perth Daily Photo, so you already know my Mum is super duper awesome, I consider myself lucky to be (hopefully) very much like her. Seeing as it's her birthday today I thought I'd share some of the things I've learned from my Mamma.
Be passionate - Now I wouldn't describe Mum as a geek at all, but I definitely think that I learned my geeky, joyous enthusiasm for the things that I love from her. Mum has always taught me to embrace things wholeheartedly - where's the fun in being too cool to really enjoy things?
Be generous - Not only with money, but generous with time, generous with love, generous with kindness. Mum gives so much to the people she loves. We are insanely lucky to have her. I always thought she would have made an incredible counselor or therapist or something along those lines.
If you make a plan, stick to it - I like to think I'm a pretty responsible, reliable person and I'd say that all comes down to this one. Growing up if I made a commitment, unless I had a really good reason, I had to stick to it. While that might have been a drag on occasion I think it's steered me well as an adult.
Pay your bills!! - Whenever I see something frivolous that I want to buy, Mum's voice pops unbidden into my head "Can you really afford that? Do you need it? You have rates to pay!". And while this can be SO annoying, as a self confessed shop-a-holic I've never missed a bill or gotten myself into any debt that couldn't handle so...I spose it's a good thing?