Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Reasons to be grateful

Reasons to be grateful


I never want to be one of those preachy people who bang on about how we’re blessed and what have you, but right now, I do feel like I need to take a step back and appreciate what I have.

The start of this year wasn’t a great time for me. I blogged a bit about needing more space, a better balance and occasionally feeling like I was struggling to keep my head above water, and the last month or so has seen that really lift for me. It’s totally normal to go through down periods and whilst you can pinpoint a cause or reason, it’s just a case of riding it out and making the changes that need to happen.

I’ll touch wood as I type this, but right now, things are good.

I know there will be people who read this and think ‘smug bitch’, but I’ve always said that as a blogger, I want that transparency and I want people to see the real me in both the good and the bad times. Right now, things are going well and I’m really happy. Is this a humble brag? If it is, then #SorryNotSorry.

I feel like I’m surrounded by great people at the moment and I have really strong friendships with those who make me a better person. I’m at a point where I don’t have the kind of toxic friendships weighing me down. This is so important to me as I know that the people I surround myself with definitely have a big impact on my well-being and I couldn’t be luckier than I am right now.

In work, I feel like I’m at a peak of my working life to date. I’ve done a lot of jobs which I’ve hated, I’ve worked around people who thrive off drama and the contrast to where I am now is unreal. Whilst I genuinely believe that I love what I do enough that it wouldn’t matter who I worked with, having such great friendships in the workplace really sets it apart.

My blog has also gone back to being my baby which makes me seriously happy. As I write this, I have a notebook next to me, full of posts which I’m desperate to write. It’s serious word vomit all over that page. Whilst some bloggers might have their fancy bullet journals or planning spreadsheets, I’m all about a mindmap in my favourite notebook. FYI, it’s a Pointless Blog notebook and I have zero shame about being 10 years older than the Zalfie target audience.

So, this has been a bit of a life update type post and a fairly long ramble, but what I would really love is no matter whether you’re going through good or bad times right now, that you sit back and think about what you do have to be happy about. There has to be something. Let me know in the comments!
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  1. This makes me so unbelievably happy to read. I was going through a crappy time at the beginning of the year & I put it down to dark nights and rubbish weather (I certainly don't thrive through the winter. Period!) so it's lovely to see people much happier and brighter at this time of year. Long may it continue!
    Bee xxx

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    1. I definitely feel you on that Bee! The winter blues hit me seriously hard, but I needed to step back and appreciate the difference in my mood, not take for granted being cheery and only take note when I'm not. Being in a good place is forever down to people any attitude more so than opportunities but things seem to be falling into place and I have no intention of letting that change! xxx

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