Dear Diary: How my life has changed in a year.

It’s amazing how much can change in a year, this time last year I was preparing to say goodbye to the optics life, I was a stone heavier, in dead end relationship, trying to cope with depression and come to terms with my grandads passing.

A year on my blogs grown from strength to strength, I’m going to review a coffee and cocktail bar next week, I feel like I’ve won a prize as we all know how much I love coffee. I’ve dropped two dress sizes, my work has successfully launched a second business in carpentry meaning I manage eight social media accounts, get to play photographer around my admin tasks & take time off when I have migraines without worry. My god it does get stressful, and people may argue that I moan an awful lot about work but I love my job and the team I work with, all i’m missing is the pay rise, jeeez I’m in need of it but hopefully it’ll happen this year.

I’d like to believe my grandad is watching and guiding me, but in honesty, life’s little dramas aside, I’m happy. I’ve previously written this but the only person responsible for your own happiness is yourself, if you are not happy in a situation then you need to walk away from it and find the path that will bing you happiness. Now it may not be a easy journey as some paths will challenge you and take time but as long as you persevere and work hard enough you will find the path that’s right for you.

If life was easy, let’s be honest, it wouldn’t be worth living, it would fly by and before you know it your awaiting death himself, life challenges us to make mistakes and learn from them, to live new experiences and have stories to tell. If you are struggling, don’t be afraid to ask for help or talk to someone, whether it be friends, family or a stranger on a support line, there will always be someone willing to listen.


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