Life is short, we all know that. But something happened last week, that has made me realise, more so than ever, just how short life can be.
I wanted this post, with all it’s colourfulness and beautiful imagery, to reflect a happy message, to be something positive and summery, and whilst, it will eventually turn to that, sometimes things happen in life which take you down a different path, I hope you don’t mind.
I wasn’t going to mention anything, but as I always like to say, this blog is my little diary, it always has been and will always remain so. It's my place for getting things out of my head and into the world, so I’m just going to type and see where the heck we end up.
Life can be so unfair sometimes. It throws MASSIVE curveballs to those who deserve it the least and it’s really rather difficult to comprehend.
I am of a positive disposition for the most part, I believe that life is what you make of it, that what is meant to be will be and that there is good in every outcome. However, sometimes it really is hard to continue believing what you’ve always believed, if you know what I mean!? Sometimes, something happens, to someone you love, and to someone so young that makes you wonder WHY!?
If there is one thing I’ve learnt it’s that in one week alone there will be incredible highs and tremendous lows and thats just the way it works. I mentioned this in my very last post, that you simply can’t have a rainbow without a little rain and as terribly cheesy as that saying is (and boy do I realise that I’ve now used that cheesy saying TWICE in less than a week… I am sorry) it is so ridiculously true. With bad, comes good, with the sad comes the happy, it’s all peaks and troughs and although myself and my beautiful, hilarious, wild and loving family are currently in a trough, I know that we will come out of it, we will never forget and always reminisce, but we will move on and be happy, for him.
Sometimes it takes these terrible low moments in life to reiterate to the highest potential just how short and precious life really is and yes, it is sad that it takes something like this for us to sit back and realise something that we hear almost every other day, but that’s just it, we’re all busy doing life, busying away with mundane tasks, things that don’t bring us joy with the people that bring us down, sometimes we bury our heads and forget to see whats right in front of us. But life is too short, we have things we want to and will achieve. We need to go out there and grab it by the balls and just be happy.
Happiness is all I really care about in life. Being happy and for those I love to be happy.
And although, as a positive person by nature, I am for the most part happy, I have many things I’d love to tackle or achieve that I just know will make both myself and those I love happier.
I have so much I want to achieve personally, that involve many things from my character as a person, to my mental health and the way I think, to business, friendships and all the adulting malarkey in between and I am certainly going to give it a bloody good go.
I thought for the sake of this post that I could list a few of them right here for you to read, but apart from the recent goals I've set myself in this post here, I currently don't think I'm ready to do that yet, or whether you'd really be that interested in hearing me whittle on about how I'd really like to understand what the heck my accountant is going on about, you know!?
But what I will say is that happiness is everything. And although I'm in two minds as to whether “life's too short to worry about my spare tyre” or “life's to short to have a spare tyre, bloody get to the gym Megan”, what I do know is what will make me the happiest in the long run, and it deffo ain't the first of the two.
The power of happiness is in our own hands and it's up to ourselves and only ourselves to achieve it. Life's too short to not book that ticket, to regret eating that slice of pizza, to be in an unhappy relationship, to not buy those shoes, and to not say yes! I know, that those looking down on me and my family today would always want us to say yes, so that's exactly what I'm going to do.