I knew that hitting 35 last year was going to be a milestone. In all honesty, it was a pretty bad year in all areas. That wasn’t what I had expected when I had thought ahead to it, but I believe everything happens for a reason and the bad times make you stronger.
Well now I’ve got a new job, new man (technically same man but he has a new, much better perspective) and a whole new outlook. My goal in life is to not sweat the small stuff (and it’s all small stuff). This is harder than it sounds. I am a stress head. I worry about stupid, little things all the time and none of my worries have ever amounted to anything. I have been really lucky recently as I could have suffered a few setbacks, but I managed to stay lucky and just breeze through lots of potentially sticky situations.
People say that if you look for the good in things, you will see it and happy people focus on what they have and not what they don’t have. Again these ways of thinking aren’t easy when you’ve spent a lifetime worrying about little insignificant things but I think it’s really important to recognise where we are going wrong and try and to try change this.
As you can probably tell, I am one of these inspirational quotes fans and I can sit reading them all day long on instagram but my current favourite one is this: “no regrets, just lessons learnt.” I learnt a lot last year – your circle quickly gets smaller when you’re having problems – but this year I’m taking what I learnt and starting many new chapters, meeting many new people and going on some exciting adventures along the way. Doors are starting to open and I look forward to sharing what’s behind them…