I’ve reached a point in my life now where, at 31, I’m finally happy with who I am. Internally I mean. I have my family, my husband and two insane but gorgeous kids, both growing up before my eyes, a career (an actual career that I’m proud of, not just a job) that has space for me to progress & grow, a course that I cannot wait to get my teeth into and a future that isn’t confined to the small, square box I always thought it would be.
I’ve always pictured myself as someone who wouldn’t move away from the UK, probably wouldn’t have a career because I have kids, someone who, despite not wanting to, would be a housewife and fit in around my family. Of course my kids come first, before anything and anyone (sorry hubs but it’s the same for you too!) Through work, I’ve learnt that trying to push down who you are to please others gets you nowhere, except maybe unhappy. Who wants to be unhappy?!
I make sure my babies know that they can do anything they like with their lives, go anywhere, be anything, but the only way I can truly show them how, is to lead by example. So that’s what I’m going to do!
So. *cough* as that was rather deep for a Wednesday morning. Here’s what I’m planning…
Learn: My course is starting soon. It’s a subject that I am really interested in, those closest to me know how long I’ve been thinking of doing it. Eventually I’d like to take it down a different route to the norm, using it to explore a side of life that interests me, that I’d love to write about professionally, my ‘other’ side. Intriguing huh…!
Travel: I’m not really interested in visiting places like the US (aside from New York) but I want to take the kids round Europe, visit a few cities with my man (dirty weekends!) and open up their view on the world outside of Surrey.
Relax: This really covers everything about me. Maybe I’ll take up yoga who knows, but it’s more to do with being happy with who I am and where I’m going. Yes, I like to plan, that’s why I (think I) make a pretty good PA, but I don’t need a master plan for my personal life, things are going just fine as they are. A few tweaks maybe needed, I’m missing a couple of people but fingers crossed…
Exercise: I’m not the type of person who is going to love exercise. Let’s be honest. If I could be a size 10 from sitting on the sofa watching cooking shows then I would be ALL OVER IT. But I can’t. And, I don’t really want to be a size 10 either. Just a bit more toned will do. So I’ve been taking my backside to Kettlebell classes, I’ve been walking a lot, and I’ve even been sent some Freya Active Performance Wear to help me feel like a proper gym bunny. FIY, my thighs are HATING me right now. (and as it goes, I’m not too happy with my thighs either)
Cook: I’ve discovered how much I like to cook! Proper recipes I mean. The kids have been having home made cheese & ham muffins for lunch, we’ve had puff pasty sausage rolls, spanish chicken bake, it’s all good healthy stuff, handmade by moi. I think I need a fancy apron.
Move: We still need to move out of the flat. It’s not big enough for us, but it’s not going to happen as quick as some of us (me) would like. So we’re decorating and stuff, yada yada. But, when we do move, we’re thinking of changing locations. Could it be bye bye Surrey, hello Sussex (Brighton Pier as my doorstep? Yes please) or maybe even bye bye England. Who knows! Being freelance means I can work from my desk in any place, and the hubs can move in his role. The world is our oyster baby!
So, that’s me. What makes you tick? Do you have anything that makes you, you?
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