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All The Family Huddled Around A Glowing Laptop

The times when the kids were growing up it was a tradition to have the laptop on and the Northern Hemisphere family watch as the presents are open. A lot has changed since this photo in 2017, the kids are young adults, my Dad is in a home, the Swedish side aren't allowed to travel to Wales due to COVID, and I won't be around the kids this Christmas Day. It's not so much the change, the kids were always gonna move on and with the divorce new rituals have been created. It's more that it's happened in 3 years, 2017 seems both a long long way away (as does January, remember then?), and yet close enough to touch. Whatever your routines are be prepared to change them, but keep the rituals . 

"feels far too small and fickle to be doing something so serious and grown-up as leaving NZ to live in USA"

Flickr: Mia and JoshNO! It's not about me, I am not leaving NZ ...

The title is a Mia tweet from which Mike Brown (he of Webstock fame) gained "the thread on which to hang the story upon" for his great Ignite Wellington talk. Courage is one thing, passion is another but there is also "trust to serendipity".

Good luck Mia and Josh on your adventures, have a bloody awesome time and, of course, we'll see you online as you report the serendipitous events that the gods sprinkle upon you.


Here's Mike's talk, enjoy.


Mia and Josh - Originally uploaded by mia.judkins

Comments

Mia said…
Thanks so much Mike! I'm still absolutely terrified, but have been watching (other) Mike's talk over & over in an effort to bolster my confidence.
Mike Riversdale said…
Terrified is good for a bit, at least you know you're alive ;-)

Following your travels from Miramar ...