Most of our achievements in life are done with help. Majority of the time we do the heavy lifting and then we get encouragement from friends, support from colleagues and advice from family to get us across the finish line. The last couple of weeks I’ve been having some anxieties about big, adult decisions I need to make. I’ve had anxiety for a long time and in recent years I’ve learnt to manage it, but that’s the thing about anxiety you don’t know when or why it’ll crop up again. Anyway. . . So I’ve been talking to my friends and family trying to make sense of how I feel and how I am going to move forward. I’ve cried so much and have felt every emotion under the sun. Everyone has listened and advised me. They’ve hugged me and made me laugh. I couldn’t have done anything I’ve done, without my people. My village. I wouldn’t be where I am now without all the absolutely amazing, strong and wise people in my life. I don’t have a big family or many friends, but damn, they are the freakin best people I have the privilege to have around me.
Every time we go through something there are people there to support us and help us. It could be social media influencers giving you advice and inspiration, to your mum giving you a hug and telling you everything will be ok. The friends that make you laugh and you remember how lucky you are to have them in your life, to the boyfriend you can’t stop staring at because he is your Yin to your Yang. Everyone in your life is helping you and has given you something. Sometimes that may even be a negative relationship, but without them you never would have realised you are worth more.
The picture for this post I took outside my childhood home. I remember standing there looking at this spectacular view, my heart so full of gratitude and love. . . . A lot of times we are told to remember how grateful we are for all we have. More importantly I think, we need to remember who we are grateful for. For all the beautiful people who have shaped who we are today and who we will one day be.
So I guess this post is me expressing my gratitude to my village. To all the strong women in my life. To the stupid boys. To the amazing friends. To the bosses who put up with me. To the amazing influencers I look up to. Thank you. Thank you to the bottom of my toes.
There are some people in life that make you laugh a little louder, smile a little bigger and live just a little bit better.