Monday, 13 April 2015

Life is short... Eat more cake!

It may be disappointing to some of you, but this post actually isn't about cake.
Trust me, I could write about cake until the cows come home but not today.

We all have things which we worry about; money, jobs, studies, homework, relationships, where our lives are going, body image... the list goes on and I know that everyone is different.
Recently I've been letting all of my worries affect my everyday life and I almost felt like the world was moving around me and I was just going nowhere.

For a while, it really really got me down and made me miserable and it's so easy to just forget about what actually matters.
There are a hundred things that I have in my life right now which I am so, so grateful for and ultimately, they're more important... after all, life IS short.

I'm not going to list a hundred things but I am going to list a few to remind myself of all the good things, some simpler than others which make me happy.

1. I live in one of the most exciting cities in the world

2. Tom. He supports me in everything I choose to do and I do love him a lot.

3. I recently bought some coloured glasses which I have on display and everyday at about 7pm when the sun is setting it shines through them and makes a little rainbow

4. My best friend just had a surprise baby! I'm so happy for where her life is heading now and this new chapter

5. I'm happy that the days are longer and the sun is shining for loner

6. I have a job which enables me to earn enough to not worry about money all that much; something I'm very aware that not everyone has and am extremely grateful for

7. Ludovico Einaudi. I have a huge, huge love for Einaudi's music which isn't something many people know about me. Sometimes when I'm alone I'll just lay on my bed and listen to him for hours

8. I work in the evening a lot and on thejourney there I cross Putney Bridge and the view of London and the water always takes my breath away, especially at this time of year.
 I think I might start getting off of the bus and walking across it

9. Every morning I wake up to the sound of the same bird song outside my window. I often wonder if it's the same bird and it makes me happy to think that it might be

10. I adore the people I work with. My job isn't the best but I honestly think that the people I work with now will be my friends for the rest of my life... I've never felt like I fit in with a bunch of people more than I do these people

11. I'm planning on going on holiday next year which I haven't done since I was a child

12. I know that if I ever need advice, or someone to chat to at literally any hour of the day I can call my Mum. I love her more than she knows

13. Houmous is a thing. I can't quite explain my love for it, but I am thankful that it's a thing

14. We've been buying little bits of new furniture for our room and it looks really pretty and I love spending time in it

15. I've been taking better care of my skin lately and it's really thanking me for it

16. I have a whole network of people whom I love and who support me

17. I didn't eat all of the chocolate I got at Easter in one go which I'm proud of, but that now means that I have a stash of chocolate in my cupboard for when I want it! Super happy thing.

18. I live under a flight path and while some people might not enjoy it, I really like watching the planes and thinking about where they're going to or coming from and revel in the fact that we, as people can go pretty much wherever we want to and that amazes me

19. I turned 21 this year and I am a fully fledged adult now! This is both terrifying and very exciting!

20. I'm hoping to move out of where I'm living now and into a flat with Tom in the next year or so. I don't know when or where but the prospect is exciting and I can't wait

The fact that I could go on with this list shows just how many tiny little things there are to be thankful for every single day.
I know just how easy it is to look at the negatives because there are so many but just a little effort to look on the bright side can give you a whole new outlook

I'd love to hear about some of the things that make you happy every day and I hope that this makes you think about the positives in your own life!
I'm thinking of doing more of these kind of posts. I have a few in mind, would anyone be interested in seeing more of them?

P.s. the cushion in the photo is from Tesco and I am in love with it. I am also happy that there is cake in the world...

Thanks for reading,
Kirsten x 

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