I'm starting to feel like myself again & it's bloomin' fabulous.
I've (re)-vowed to focus more on the things that make me smile and feel all kinds of happy instead of those that may simply just 'look' good to everyone else. A friend of mine reminds me quite often that everything is temporary, and we have the power to change things for the better if we really want to. And so that's what I'm doing - reminding myself of the things that make me feel good and inspired and motivated, and of the things that ~really~ matter.
Do you think you'll ever be truly happy?
After thinking about it for a while, I struggled to give him an answer. I have no idea if I'll ever be truly happy. I mean, I have an idea in my head of what my own 'true happiness' would look like, but if I ever got there, would I just want something else and something more? Or, just like the last year has taught me, would it actually not be all I think it would be?
And it was then that I realised that I need to take that age-old advice and stop chasing happiness. I think we're all guilty of living in a 'I'll be happy when…' mindset, and it's something that I should probably snap myself out of pretty quickly.
I woke up on Wednesday morning and quite literally jumped out of bed at the sight of the snow. I got dressed in record time so that I could run outside and take lots of pretty photos before I had to go to work. Seeing central London covered in snow was quite literally one of the most beautiful things, and I'm so glad I got to witness it. By mid-morning, the snow had started to fall again so one of the girls in my team and I ran outside to take more photos (who needs work, anyway? ;) ) and it was so much fun.
Then, on Thursday, I popped over to Ais's for hot chocolates, catch ups and to see her kitten, Elsa (obvs), and it was just lovely. We chatted all things London, Liverpool and life and it was perfect.
It's little things like these that are actually the ones that really matter and can make a difference to your whole week and how you feel and it's these things that I'm determined to start making more time for.