Once I let go of all the things holding me back and started to live a life built on positive choices I went back to University, qualified a teacher, specialised in parenting and behaviour and went on to be the successful 39-year-old business owner I am today. I have great business and business partner that I would not be able to cope without, a wonderful family, great friends and a brilliant social life. Some people say I am lucky, I say that I am emotionally intelligent, I know what I want, I know what I am worth and I am not afraid to go out there and fight for it, I hope you can do the same.
I was over-thinking and worrying about everything. – When your fears have you looking too deep into things, it creates problems, it doesn’t fix them. If you think and think and think, you will think yourself right out of happiness, not into it. Worrying doesn’t take away tomorrow’s troubles, it takes away today’s peace of mind. Stop over-thinking everything. Life is too short.
I could never see anything that was wonderful. – I was stuck in regret of the life I thought I should have had, because of this, I was missing the beauty of what I did have. Not all the puzzle pieces of life fit together at first, but in time you’ll realise they do, perfectly. So, thank the things that didn’t work out, because they just made room for the things that will. And thank the ones who walked away from you, because they just made room for the ones who won’t. Every new beginning comes from something else ending.
I let the judgments of others control my life. – People knew my name but not my story. They’d heard what I’d done, but never understand what I’d been through. I learned to take their opinions of me with a grain of salt. In the end, it’s not what others think, it’s what you think about yourself that counts. Sometimes you must do exactly what’s right for you and your life, without caring what your life choices look like to everyone around you who don’t even know you.