Life if busy. Life is crazy. Life throws everything at you at the same time. This year has probably been the most intense of my life!! But what doesn’t kill you certainly makes you stronger.

In the last 6 months I’ve been made redundant, set up a new business, applied & successfully received a loan from The Start Up Loan Company to help fund the business (Yey), planned my wedding and got married 2 weeks ago to my best friend <3

All the while house hunting (we moved last week 👏), job hunting (starting my part time job next month) volunteering on my Cancer Research committee including putting in a very successful charity comedy night, numerous hen parties, weddings, visiting my sister abroad, seeing my family, trying to have a social life, actually spending some quality time with my (now) husband, oh and rest!

It’s been rather full on!

What I have learnt through this crazy crazy time is life doesn’t always go plan, your week doesn’t always go to plan, in fact your day doesn’t always go to plan!! But it’s learning how to deal with all the road bumps and overcoming anything that is thrown at you, however big or small, that makes you the person you are

Throughout all this I have certainly been through some personal growth and have had to find ways to cope with my ever-growing stress levels. When everything is moving at lightspeed it is very easy to spiral into a complete ball of anxiety, especially when you’re a perfectionist.

I have learnt how to worry about the things I can control, and not get too worked up about the things that are out of my control. Very important. Focus on the things you can immediately impact, everything else will have a way of working out one way or another.

I have learnt how to forgive myself for the mistakes I make, not to be so hard on myself and not to dwell.

I have learnt how to prioritise, everything from business, to wedding to social and it is OK to say no sometimes. I have learnt how to give myself some me time.

Do I follow these life lessons every day? No! On some days do I still feel so stressed an anxious that I feel everything is on top of me and I don’t know how to move forward? Yes!! Am I still leaning? 100%!!
But I figure that’s OK! No one’s perfect, no one really knows what they are doing, we are all just winging it really! And that’s what makes life fun right!?!
Life is not going to slow down. Every day is a new lesson, everyday something new is thrown at you, but it’s how you learn and overcome that will make you stronger. Life gives you lemons and all that!
So, I challenge you to take a step back and look at what you have achieved in the last day, week, month. Take a deep breath and say, you got this girl!