The Need For More – How Do You Change Your Life When You Don’t Know Whats Wrong ?

Motivational Quote About planning your own future


On a scale of 1-10, my life is pretty ace. I have a good marriage, 2 healthy children, I drive a nice car and we have just moved into our dream house, so why do I feel like there is something missing? I’m not talking more children, I have made my peace with that but I have a yearning for something more. I have spent 12 years building up a career in the Travel Industry and earn an extremely good wage for working 4 days a week. But what’s next? I never seem to be happy or content with what I have. Even when I was on Maternity with my treasured babies the need to be doing more than just be a mummy was very strong in me. During my Maternity Leave with Harry, I set up and ran a mobile beauty business to keep my mind from going to goo and while off with Charley this blog was born. The last few months have been hard with Lee starting a new job that takes him away 3 nights a week and the daily pressure of a demanding day job on top of being a mummy of two. I kidded myself that I would feel better once we had moved to our new house and I would feel settled, but if anything the feeling is growing stronger. I have pretty much hit all of my life goals marriage, 2 kids, good career & dream house but I just don’t seem to feel satisfied. It’s  like I have been dining at a fancy Michelin Stared restaurant but I’m still hungry for Fish & Chips. This unsettling feeling is a constant knot in my stomach. I want to be something, to do something, to be happy in my own skin but this niggling feeling just won’t go away. I am not about to divorce Lee or run away with the Circus but something has to change. The only question is what? Answers on a postcard





5 responses to “The Need For More – How Do You Change Your Life When You Don’t Know Whats Wrong ?”

  1. My husband is like this. I call it the two year itch. We’re approaching this point again. We’ve done it all, buying a house, selling a house, getting married, moving back to Africa from the UK, having baby no. 1, building a house, baby no. 2, moving to South Africa, moving jobs. It’s like the quest for more is always there with him. It can be exhausting trying to keep up sometimes, but what drives him is what contributes to our successes and achievements. I hope you find your next project soon to put the yearning at bay for a little while. Although I’m guessing it will come back again at some point.

  2. I think sometimes you just need a new challenge don’t you!?
    I’m a SAHM as for various reasons going back my old career was too tricky to juggle. So, like you, I started my blog to keep my mind working on new things! I’ve also since got involved as a charity trustee for an exciting regeneration of our local recreation ground and have got back on my bike (literally!) for a bit of exercise and mindfulness, which really helps to blow away the cobwebs for me! #PostsFromTheHeart

  3. I sometimes feel this way too, and I literally have everything I ever wanted. I think sometimes it’s just a feeling that we have to live with and accept is just a natural urge to always want a little more than we have? Or perhaps it’s something that we need to ask ourselves, what IT really is, and go and chase it! #postsfromtheheart

  4. Beth says:

    I feel like this a lot too, and can never really put my finger on it. I’m not sure what the answer is but I think getting it out in the open how you’re feeling, chatting with your OH or maybe just doodling and brainstorming you might stumble upon the answer. Or at least some sort of answer/idea to help that feeling subside. I think part of my problem is struggling to “live in the moment” I’m always thinking about what I need to do next or worrying about things, sometimes I need to relax and just enjoy things. #postsfromtheheart

  5. I can identify with this! I’m really happy with my life currently I just want something else , something more!! I think mine is because my children are getting a bit older and more independent and I don’t feel needed as much. I’ve decided to try and remember who I am and work out what my next project could be , look forward to hearing what your next move might be! #postsfromtheheart

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