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Be afraid, but do it anyway. Live anyway!

It’s mid-week again already! Time is flying by for me at the moment because I’ve only got 3 more days left at my current job. So this means I’ve been busy trying to finish everything off as much as possible – I want to leave with everything organised and ready, not having things a mess! When I finish on Friday (woohoo) I will have a weekend of fun times ahead in London with my friends,  and then I am off to The Netherlands for about a week to get some much needed rest & relaxing at home with my family. Home for me is the ideal place to unwind and feel at peace. I absolutely love being near the beach and because I haven’t lived in The Netherlands for over 12 years, it means I don’t have much of a social life there – which suits me just perfectly haha.

There have been a few up and downs in my life recently and seeing this quote reminded me that you know what? It’s totally OK to be afraid. We are all afraid – of so many different things; like change, being hurt, love, pain or new beginnings & that list could go on forever.

 Be afraid, but do it anyway. Live anyway!

“My whole life I’ve been telling myself “don’t be afraid.” And it’s only now that I’m realising how stupid that is. Don’t be afraid. Like saying “don’t move out of the way when someone tries to punch you” or “don’t flinch at the heat of a fire” or “don’t blink”. Don’t be human. I’m afraid and you’re afraid and we’re all always going to be afraid, because that’s the point. What I should be telling myself is “be afraid, but do it anyway.” Live anyway.”

So, here’s what I know. I’m afraid. I’m terrified. But I’m also excited. The unknown awaits me. And so, although I don’t know what’s ahead and that’s scary. But I am going to live anyway, and who knows what I’ll find. But I can’t wait to find out :) Happy Hump Day everyone!

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Good friends..

Hello everyone. I am sorry I have been a bit distant on the blog recently. I had a pretty busy weekend and then something happened that took me by surprise and has knocked me off balance. I don’t really like to go into too much personal detail on my blog – one, to give myself some privacy in a very social media active life, but also because I want to ensure my blog is mostly a positive place. So I won’t go into the detail of what happened but all I can say is that I haven’t felt the best and happiest in the last few days. What is amazing though about hard times in life, is realising  how amazing friendships are and how much your friends and family will do for you. In the last few days my friends (and family) have been a HUGE rock of support for me and I really can’t express enough how lucky and thankful I am to have so many amazing people around me that care about me and are there to help me when I am down.

 Good friends..

“Good friends help you to find important things when you have lost them. Your smile, your hope, and your courage.” ~ Doe Zantamata

I am truly blessed and touched by having so many incredible people in my life that love me and are there for me whenever I need them, be it with cuddles, cooking me food, just listening to me or for making me smile again. Friends are the best, don’t you think? Happy Hump Day everyone!

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Look at the stars

It’s that time of the week again for some mid-week wisdom. Love this quote below. I have to admit that’s one thing I really miss from living in a big city like London, not being able to see a bright sky full of stars! It’s amazing when you’re in the countryside or near the ocean and you can look at the stars and see this huge universe out there. It always makes me remember what a small part of the bigger picture we really are…

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I hope you all have a great rest of the week, you’re over the hump! Happy Hump Day :)

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Hooray, it’s midweek again! I already hinted last week that there was lots going on in my life at the moment and I can now confirm that one of those things is CHANGE. I accepted a new job at the end of last week and looking to start in early November. As much as I’ve enjoyed working for my current company – I felt I really needed to keep challenging myself and therefore that meant change to allow myself to grow.

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“If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.” ~ Gail Sheehy

I’m really looking forward to the change and challenges ahead and I am excited to start another chapter in my life with this new job. Here’s to change and growing! Happy Hump Day everyone :)

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Today is the right day…

Hello everyone. Sorry I’ve been a little quiet on the blog recently – I have just had a lot going on the last week, which meant a bit less time for blogging. I was back home in the Netherlands for the weekend for some quality family time. It was great to see everyone, and especially my little nephew – I became an aunty about 8 months ago. It’s amazing how much the little man has grown every time I see him. It’s fair to say that I am definitely a very smitten and proud aunty.

With a few changes on the horizon for me at the moment, I am loving this quote by the Dalai Lama to remind myself to live in the moment…

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“There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe, do and mostly live.” ~ Dalai Lama

Today is the right day to love, believe, do and mostly live! Focus on today and all that is meant to be, will be. Happy Hump Day everyone :)

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