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A time of change #Friday Reflections

Making a change in our life isn’t always easy, at least not for me. I tend to like to hold on to ‘the way things were’. I am comfortable with knowing what to expect in life, and not so at home with throwing caution to the wind. The funny thing is that some of my less cautious moments have led to some of the best things in my life. So I should be willing to take more risks, right?

I often envy spontaneous people, and yet sometimes I just think they are out of their mind. One of this weeks Friday Reflections prompts is “What motivates you to make positive changes in your life?” So this got me thinking about making changes, which right now I am making a big one. If you read my last Fridays post about what’s really important then you know that my hubby and I have been making a decision about whether to move houses. Well this week we bit the bullet and put our dream home on the market, yes it’s official we are selling! This weeks prompt got me thinking about what is motivating me to make this change, and what motivates me to make changes in my life in general.

The short and simple answer is my ‘gut’, or my intuition. The day I met my husband I just had a feeling about him, it wasn’t love at first sight or anything mushy, but there was a gut feeling that this guy was a keeper, he was something special. Luckily I trusted my gut and when he proposed marriage less than 7 months later I threw caution to the wind and said YES!

When we decided to start a family we hadn’t even purchased our first home, but something was telling me that all the reasons to wait just didn’t matter and we should go for it. It wasn’t an easy road, but I’m so glad we started when we did and now we are blessed with 3 amazing children.

Despite my natural tendency to over think and over plan there have been rare moments of spontaneity in my life and they have all been made on a gut decision. One crazy, out of control moment where something just felt right. Like right now, there a million reasons on paper why I should not sell and leave my dream home, with rolling hills and the best kitchen ever, yet my gut is telling me that this is the best decision for my family. Now maybe if my hubby’s gut disagreed then I wouldn’t be doing this, but together we feel like this is the right time to make this move.

When we signed with the agent two days ago I shed a tear, I really love this home. But I also feel like this is a positive change and I feel really great about it. I just know that as long as we are together as a family then wherever we live will be a home.

I will leave you with this quote that I wrote months ago, but I feel is appropriate to share now

“If I do not trust myself to risk experiencing anything new, if I am too afraid of change in my life, then I can not open myself up to new experiences, to change, to the amazing opportunities and beautiful sights I am yet to discover in my life.
                                               It is time to take a leap of faith”
                                                                                                                                               Mackenzie Glanville

What about you, what makes motivates you to make a positive change in your life? Do you trust your gut when making big decisions?

Thanks for joining me, love Mackenzie xx

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Congratulations SaltyBug for being last weeks Friday Reflections featured writer. An amazing and very honest account of being a new mum. If anyone hasn’t read this then please do, here is the link. The First Time I Saw Him.

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12 June 2015

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19 June 2015

  • What would you attempt to do if you were guaranteed not to fail?
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Katie (Growing Up KaterTot)

Your gut feeling is everything!! I too struggle with change, but my husband has a harder time with it than I do. Trusting your gut is important, and being able to recognize those feelings and make a change is a true gift. Good luck with selling your home! I think there’s an even better one waiting for you!

Mackenzie Glanville

Thanks Kate I hope there is, I have a good feeling there will be. It can be hard to let go and trust our gut, but I really believe we should.

Debbie Rodrigues

I overthink too much. I go way beyond over thinking and catch myself spinning around until I am able to make a decision.
I am forcing myself into my gut feeling because it has never been wrong.
Wishing you tons of success in this new chapter of your life.

Mackenzie Glanville

Oh thanks Debbie, it is an exciting and nerve racking time. Thanks for linking up xx


We fear change because it takes us out of our comfort zone. Change is a challenge which will make us stronger. I believe gut feeling is real and we just know. I’m sure you have an exciting future waiting for you


Hi Mackenzie thanks again for the link up opportunity. Change is not easy but we can’t stay in the one place forever. It is certainly challenging but through the challenge you grow stronger and experience more adventures. I wish you every happiness in your new adventure.

Tara Schiller

Go for it girl. Follow the spark! Logical reasoning can only exist within your current understanding, whereas the heart has no boundaries.

Corinne Rodrigues

I can totally identify with this, Mac. I felt the same way about my husband and we ‘met’ online when I knew. More recently, we took the step of moving to another city. Although it didn’t seem the logical thing to do, it was a good step for us.
Wish you all the best with your plans!


Big steps! Wow. Good luck with the sale and the next chapter. I look forward to seeing where you end up!

Laura @ Life with Baby Kicks

Some of the best decisions of my life have been made on gut feelings, love how yours have turned out. #twinklytuesday


I’m learning to trust my gut, but that didn’t come easily after a childhood with a completely unpredictable and unstable mother. I tend to be more likely to make pro and con lists, but once I pick a direction – or life forces me in a new one – I jump in with both feet.

Thanks for linking with #TwinklyTuesday.

Mackenzie Glanville

Sounds like you had it really hard, glad you are learning to trust yourself more xx


I have to say that is a big decision to make, but even though you are trusting your gut, it is obvious that you are thinking of the benefits for all of you. I will tell you what I have learned in my life Mac. Not all my decisions have been good ones, or made for the right reasons, no matter how I thought them through or followed my gut. But what I discovered along the way were two things:
1. If it isn’t life or death, then you can work through anything that happens.
2. Life always changes, and you learn from every choice, every decision.

So, I think of life as sort of a lifelong lesson, and have gotten to the point that I can mostly roll with things, because of the experiences I have had along the way. It may sound a bit jaded, but it is where I have arrived following my own path.

Good luck with the move. Remember the house is just a dwelling, it is the family that fills it with love that makes it a home. Your home will be where ever you all are. xo

Mackenzie Glanville

I have made some bad decisions too, I think when I did though that I knew deep down they were wrong, or dangerous for me but I shut my inner voice down. I am thinking about us all here and just praying it is the right thing for our family. Thanks Cathy!


It is my feeling if we do things with the right intention, whether we decide quickly or at length isn’t as important. Good intentions cover a lot of mistakes in my book, and if I make a mistake from good intentions for those concerned, I tend not to chew on it as long or feel as guilty. I’m excited for your change! I think change is good, it shakes us up and helps us grow. xo

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