Happy Monday everyone. And if you’re in the UK, happy Bank Holiday Monday! Now I don’t know about you but Mondays are a great chance to start the week afresh. Start the week with the motivation and determination to have the best week possible. And I’m not sure a week can start even better than with a Bank Holiday. But seeing as it is a Monday. I thought I’d share with you a bit of a personal, but (hopefully) motivational post.
I’m sure I’ve touched on this before, but two years ago, I felt like the bottom had fallen out of my world. My life as I knew it, and the life I thought I would have, changed in an instant. The relationship that I was in ended in the most abrupt and horrible way. I’m still suffering with the ramifications from that day, and from that two year relationship. But it was the bad decisions I made, including being in that relationship, that have led me to where I am today. And I feel like that is exactly where I am meant to be.
My experiences have made me who I am. It’s no secret that the biggest mistakes we make are the ones that affect us the most. As it’s usually these mistakes that have dire consequences. Consequences that can live with us forever. But it’s from making those mistakes and living with those consequences that make us who we are.
Now don’t get me wrong. At 30, this wasn’t how I thought my life would be. I thought I’d be in a settled relationship. Possible engaged and definitely living in a place of my own. But that’s not happened. And I’m OK with that. The bad decisions that I’ve made. And trust me there have been many! Have made me a better, stronger, more confident person. And I’m not sure I’d be any of those things if life had gone how I’d “planned”.
Which is why I’m grateful that the wrong choices have bought me to where I am today. Which is the place I’m meant to be. Personally I’m happier than I’ve been in a long time. I have so many wonderful people around me who support me and love me. And professionally things are better than ever. I’m lucky enough to love the job I do and have a hobby that I’m so passionate about. And I know that I wouldn’t be in this position unless I’d made some bad choices in the past. Choices that have led me to where I am today. And that’s exactly where I need to be.
Do you believe that the wrong choices can bring us to the right places?