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.
JUMPSUIT- WAREHOUSE, SHOES- RIVER ISLAND, BAG- RIVER ISLAND, SUNGLASSES- SUNGLASSES SHOP c/o RAY BAN
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.
Love this type of post Megan. You write so beautifully and really touch on things that are relevant to me. You’re fab x
Oh Libby, wow, thank you xo
So very true – we should make the most of every day and celebrate the happy times and things we’re grateful for x
Jenny | LuxeStyle
Holly White says
I really love this post Megan, and it’s something I really needed to read today.
I feel like recently I’ve taken a few steps in the wrong direction when it comes to my attitude on certain things and reading this has just kicked me up the bum a bit.
Life is too short and we have to mould it and make it the happiest we can for ourselves xxxx
Thanks for reading, as always Holly. And you got this girl, we all do! Lotsa Love xo
I love your blog: the pictures are beautiful and the words are well written. What platform do you use for your blog?
Thanks so much Christina, thats lovely of you to say so. I use WordPress xo
Thank you for this post. I think it’s important to acknowledge that we must experience the lows, to experience the highs. And, it’s ok if it’s cheesy, sometimes that’s the easiest ways to explain something! Hope your family is doing alright. Sending love.
Natalie | Natalie’s Alchemy
Thanks for your lovely comment Natalie, it really means so much. And I couldn’t agree with you more re the cheesy comments often being the easiest way to explain things! Thank you lovely xo
gorgeous images and beautiful words. something I really needed to read, and I hope the words you’ve written help with what you’re going through. All the love to you and your family
Laura | roseandweston.blogspot.co.uk
I am so glad this pst provided you with exactly what you needed to read, that means a lot. It definitely helped me writing it, as it always does 🙂 Thanks gorgeous xo
Beautifully written Megan! Just recently I feel I’ve also realised that ultimately what it comes down to is happiness and what makes you happy.
Stunning images and such a heartfelt post! Something I very much needed to read as you have just put so much into perspective. Hope your and your family are okay xx
Oh Danielle, that is so great to hear. I hope you’re okay and thank you for reading and for your lovely comment, it means a lot x
Thank you so much for this post I was needing to read words like these right now!
I would also like to say that you are such an inspiration! I’ve been following your Instagram and Youtube a lot latelly, I really love your style and I feel so inspired by your style (I even bought a dreamy red star print shirt and a A line denim skirt!) and also, thank you so much for showing that us, short girls, can rock in the 60’s and 70’s style, which is so groovy!!
Oh Rita, wow your words mean so much. It means the world that you’re having more fun with style and rocking star print and denim like the true sixties bad ass you are! Go on girl! xo
Sending you love chica ❤️
Life is TOTALLY too short not to take that slice of pizza! xx
Lovely, lovely post.