A Lot of Things

A LOT has been going on in my life lately. I have been struggling to keep up! I’m filling in for someone at work this fortnight, and man it has been a huge juggling act. The good news is, we could really benefit from a cash injection, and after next Friday we are on holiday for a long weekend. Cannot WAIT.

So, I have had a bit of a revelation in the last few weeks. Happiness comes from the choices you make. You can choose to dwell on things that have happened, or you can move on. There are so many other things to focus on in life that are brilliant. When I was at university, friends of mine came up with the idea of a gratitude journal (this idea was ultimately stolen from the Oprah show). Writing down the positives really do help to change your mindset. Instead of writing things down this time around I thought action should speak louder than words. So I gave myself a goal.

I am doing the colour run with my friend. 

I am so scared but excited. The whole idea behind doing it is to give me something positive to focus on, push myself physically and mentally, and have an ongoing goal whenever I go for a run. Run longer, faster, and funner. I want to be able to enjoy the experience.

So, it’s been really good to focus on the positive instead of dwelling on the negative. Other things I have to look forward to are going to Havelock North for a break next weekend; my sister is coming over from the UK for a visit; the colour run; my bestie coming for a visit; and my Pop also coming to stay with us.

Even in the darkest situations you can still find goodness. I love my life. Things aren’t always perfect. I’ve found being a new mum and being tired, stressed, and like you are fighting against the world is pretty universal. Your other relationships do take a back seat, but I am getting so much joy from being a mumma, and I know things will get so much easier in other parts of my life, too. 

Here is to happiness for all.

Em.

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