Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Happy new year!

For me, 2013 has been a whirlwind full of trials, tribulations, highs, lows, smiles, tears and most importantly; lessons learnt. One of the most important things I’ve learnt is to be true to yourself and know your worth. Oh and never be afraid to leave a destructive situation. If you’re in a position where you’re being bullied, harassed and treated like shit; walk away with your head held high and never look back.

Take a leap of faith and trust that life has your back; you will always, always end up in a better situation than you were in. Who knows, you might end up making your own dreams come true through your own bravery and self-belief. Never settle, live a life that’s worthy of you.

It’s true that you reap what you sow, so be kind and help those who need it. Trust me, to someone in need, the smallest gesture usually means the world. One of the most important parts of being human is showing your compassion and kindness to others. And you never know when you’ll need that good karma to come back around.

Rid your lives of toxic people who drag you down and cherish those you lift you up. I’d rather have 100 true friends who will give me good advice and tough love than 1000 who are just along for the ride. Sometimes it takes being close to someone to see their true nature and I’m glad to say I’m over those people who have two faces to show the world; a big lipsticked smile which hides a private misery.

Thank you to all the true friends who I’ve been blessed with, thank you for your love, comfort, harsh words, kind thoughts and hugs. You have made the tough times easier and the good times even better. I wouldn’t have gotten through the last year without you and hope that I’ve gone at least halfway to repaying you for the kindness that you’ve shown me.

This year, it took losing everything to really see who I am and what matters to me. I realised I was worth much more than where I was in life so I took some risks to achieve my dreams. I freed myself of the shackles holding me back and fought all the way til I got to where I need to be. By growing a little and finding myself, I also found the most valuable thing in life: love. Every day, I’m grateful to you for your love and support, for making me smile and making my life so, so much richer. 2014 is going to be our year.

Trials, tribulations, highs, lows, smiles and years. Reflect on your year but don’t dwell on the bad. We do not heal the past by dwelling there; we heal the past by living fully in the present.

Wishing you love, health, happiness and good fortune for 2014 xx
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