Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Reflecting on 30 Years

At the age of 16, I was a very impressionable young girl. I have always been mature for my age in the way I think; my views and opinions. However, growing up around the world and never having a constant group of friends, I was so eager to impress and have people like me. I did some pretty silly things. I wouldn't say that I fell in with the wrong crowd because the people I was friends with when I was 16 were actually good kids; I was just the mad one who was into pushing boundaries to the extreme. 

At 18, I was reflective of the things I did as a young girl and regretted some of those things. But I do believe that these things happened for a reason and made me the person I was to become.

At 20, I was married and expecting Zachary. 

At 23, I had two children, a job, a mortgage, a car, bills...responsibilities. 

There have been ups and downs, highs and lows. But now, at 31, I think I am the happiest I've ever been and the person I really want to be. Yes there is room for improvement but on the whole, I'm pretty pleased with myself, inside and out. 

I have a Husband whom I love to the moon, stars and back. He is my best friend, confidant and is always there, no matter what. He supports me and I him and it just works. Sometimes we disagree on things but when it comes to the big things in life, we're on the same page. 

I have a close circle of friends, whom I would trust with my life. We don't see each other every day of the week but we pick up right where we left off. They are amazing. 

My children are my world. They make me so proud and I am the mother I am because of the children they are. Again, like my Husband, they can drive me a little crazy however they are good children. 

I love my job and I am so glad I took the leap of faith, leaving my permanent job of 10 years to pursue my degree. 

I'm not sure what the next 9 years will hold for me as a person and for us as a family but what I have learnt from my time so far is life is unpredictable and to just take each day as it comes. 

Live for the moment and the memories you can make. 

Work hard to play harder. 

Cherish every single day because tomorrow is never guaranteed.

Don't let people take advantage of you. Be kind but be wise and know when to say enough is enough. 

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