Welcome back to my 30 day challenge and todays task is:
Write a letter to your future self
I actually think this is pretty tough! I don’t know what the future holds but I do know the things I’ve learnt so far in life and will continue to remind myself in the future:
Be grateful every day
It sounds cheesy but I think I’ve been on such a journey in the last two years having overcome a difficult period in my life, and then starting a whole new, wonderful chapter having Josh. And I feel like the luckiest girl in the world for all that. I truly believes everything happens for a reason and that I dealt with that difficult time the right way and my body rewarded me for removing that stress from my life by allowing me to fall pregnant and have my gorgeous baby. I am grateful every day for the good times and the bad because those lessons learnt are the things that make you who you are.
I often feel like I am going through life at 100mph! I am always doing so many things and then I get stressed. I’m slowly but surely learning that I don’t have to cram a million things into each day; that I should take each day as it comes and savour them.
I’m a fun loving girl, a cheeky girl and someone with a bit of a rebellious streak! But I like that about myself and it gives me a fun life, full of laughter and makes me who I am. Don’t forget to make sure you have fun; don’t make things stressful when they don’t need to be. I’ve never been one for obeying all the rules and I’m sure that’s why I have so much fun!!
Say I Love You
I’ve always been very open with those I love. It has never occurred to me not to tell family and friends I love them when we speak and say goodbye on the phone or at bedtime, because I do love them. What a wonderful thing to say to someone. None of this stiff upper lip for me; I’m an open book with those I’m closest too and I won’t ever change that. And hearing I love you, what a wonderful thing to be told and what a privilege it is to say it to those who mean the world to me.
As I write this Josh is only 4 and a half months old. One day he’s going to be a teenage boy who will most likely grunt at me and be moody. It doesn’t matter; I’ll still love him the insane amount that I already do and I will make sure I hug him every day – hugs every day are going to be a big part of my families future.
It’s taken a long time for me to feel confident in who I am and how I look. I got teased a lot as a youngster; I had red hair, I was skinny and I had no boobs. Kids can be so cruel and it took a good few years to forget the teasing I put up with. But now, I am 100% confident in who I am, and I’m proud of how far I’ve come. I accept myself, flaws and all. We all have days where we feel ugly, fat, like we’re not doing the best we could be, but it’s also important to remind ourselves of the things we have accomplished, and be proud of yourself.
And to follow on from that, be sure to surround yourself with those who echo those sentiments; positive and loving influences, people who love you exactly how you are and that you don’t have to put a front on in front of.
I found this quite a tricky one to write, but I hope you enjoyed it. I’ll be back tomorrow with the next challenge
Write about the worst injury you’ve had?
Thanks for reading have a great day x