I’m sitting here right now and it’s 5pm on a Monday. I had an extremely fun weekend spent with some (old and new) friends. In between the fun, I’ve had a lot of time to myself. It’s given me a chance to digest, reflect and review where I’m at. I went out with a bunch of lovely random girls I connected with – one included Olivia O’Connor who we actually partnered up with a year ago for #RadLivin – an event that was created to inspire people to do what they love. They come together to share their dreams, hopes and generally get inspired. I genuinely think you should check out this girls event, she WILL take over the world one day. And most certainly inspired me more to go after my dreams.
Truthfully told, 2016 was personally one of the most difficult years I’ve had in a while. I was unhappy at times, and broke down many of times, unsure and unsettled in who I was. And slowly, my self-confidence deteriorated and I lost motivation and drive. I knew at this point I needed to make some drastic changes in my life. I started off small. I wrote a page of goals and an action plan. I put it up on my wall and I reminded myself everyday of what I wanted.
With this in mind, I will reiterate (once more) until you’re sick of hearing it: TRUST THE TIMING OF YOUR LIFE. Have faith in the Universe. Look for the signs. Trust that your journey, no matter how difficult or amazing it is – there is no such thing as coincidence. We’re all put on this earth for a purpose, and whatever it may be there is something greater out there that’s in us, only if we have the belief that we’re capable of reaching this big magic.
So choose your words wisely. Read em’. Reflect over them, write down the most inspiring quotes to you from the people that matter. Because I’m telling you now, words and words alone have changed my life for the better. As do the friends you choose. You think this shit’s coincidental? Think again. Just like the above quote, we’re meant to meet and be with the people that are in our lives. And often, the longer we wait – the more rewarding it becomes when we finally find the right career or the right person. These things happen in the most unexpected ways.
It’s important to trust the timings of your life but naturally as humans, we waste a lot of time. Did you know we have 168 hours in a week? That’s a lot of fucking time. And if you have a side hustle, apparently that’s another 62 hours to do things. So do we have the power to fill our lives with meaning? Yes. Imagine working on something you love for 60 hours a week. And what’s meaningful to me? People, family, friends, travel, learning, personal development, creativity, my career, and food (plus way more, obvs).
So why do we waste time? You know, I used to be a self-confessed TV addict but over the last 4 months or so I’ve just completely stopped watching TV because it no longer serves my purpose. And sure, of course – I’ll probably one day pick up a bad Netflix habit again (because bad habits don’t die, they just hibernate – ha). Another quote that’s stuck with me. Haha.
But I do trust in the universe and the timings of my life. Everything most certainly happens for a reason. And we could waste time dabbling and wondering the why? Or we could just move on and focus on the things that matter. I believe by giving attention to the the things that we are curious of, we grow.
Considering everything that’s happened over the past year, I’ve reflected a great deal and it’s taken a lot of hard work, but I’ve taken up a role in London-town as a Global Social Media & #Influencer manager for a #travel brand I’m so damn passionate about – Contiki.
This was once a dream, backed by hard work and dedication. Call it chance, call it luck, call it the opportunity of a lifetime, call it what you want – but luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. I’ve worked hard, been broken a few times and had way too much fun along the way. I have been preparing for this move my whole life really. And the time is now.
I’ve had one too many conversations with one too many people of the prospect of moving abroad. Sometimes, on a whim – I love to book one-way tickets, but this feels different. This feels right. The timings have aligned. I’d planted the seed in my mind for it to manifest into something.
But without people, we are nothing. I really couldn’t have done it without the people I’m surrounded by. They have supported me, guided me, and taught me a great deal about myself. Moving to London has been on my life-bucket-list for a very long time. Fate you funny lil’ thing. Why do I get the feeling that 2017 and this move to London is going to be the year that I’ll remember forever? ✨🇬🇧❤️🌎
This is definitely my next great adventure.
2017, you are mine and I am yours.