Happy birthday, Me! I have reached the 24th chapter of my life and it seems to get better and better. If I reflect on the last 12 months and compare my mindset to that of 2013, it is a whole lot more positive and accepting of any other year. 24 feels like…
Acceptance….Of where I am at physically, professionally and geographically. I have accepted that I am not am athlete anymore, nor do I have the time to make green juices every morning and run 100km. Professionally, I can’t be at the top of the corporate ladder tomorrow. With the right attitude, energy and dreams.. You’ll find me there one day. Geographically I wouldn’t rather be anywhere else in this world saving my dosh to buy a one way ticket to London (soooo close to paris!) for next year.
Love…Is still the most important thing (my wise old owl self said that at my 21st speech – I should drink more champagne to say wise things). Love of your family, what you do each day, your special someone, your friends and of course yourself. I fall deeper in love every single day and have finally found out ( well, for myself) that quality over quantity with friends is the key.
Gratitude…For those friends that really are true friends. Many of my beautiful girlfriends have moved away over the last year or 2 and you know you truly care for them when you are legit happy for them, rather than your green jealousy monster rearing it’s ugly head.
Open eyes…This year I will travel to india for the first time. I’m ready to gain another perspective and have those gentle reminders that you only have when you see the life that others lead. The illness of family members and dear loved ones has also reminded me that circumstances may change in an instant and that commitment to one another is that tall tree of support we all need.
A big, bold leap …I don’t know what tomorrow will bring. Whilst we control our environment and give ourselves the comfort of our dreams, I feel it is important to seize opportunities as they arise- even the ones you least expect. Every day we wake up a more intelligent person. If it wasn’t for these unexpected opportunities and chances we take, we wouldn’t live such rich and colourful lives. We wouldn’t have stories to tell at the dinner table. We wouldn’t have advice to give others and we sure as hell wouldn’t have the wisdom I intend to have ‘one day’.
So, in 12 months time, what do I want to say? Instead of having a quarter life crisis and drinking goon sacks to feel like I’m still at uni, scared shitless of what the future may hold, I want to say I wouldn’t rather be any other way and that despite whatever happened, I grew some wings taking a big, bold leap.
I hope every page of your chapter is in bold.
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