This year has been one of the most surreal years of my life.
Back in June I split with my partner of six years – it was a horrible situation and my whole world completely turned upside down. I felt like I was grieving for someone, and I was – someone that would no longer be a part of my life after such a long time together.
But during this time there were two things I constantly reminded myself…
1.) Everything happens for a reason, which I truly, truly believe it does. We just weren’t as right for each other as we both once thought, and that’s just life.
2.) And that, sometimes things have to go wrong in order to go right.
And oh, how right they’ve been! The last six months my life made a complete U-turn and took me out of comfort zones I never knew possible.
Rewind to earlier this year and I was in a steady, comfortable relationship, I loved my job and ran my blog alongside it as a hobby. I was really content and time was flying by. I never really pushed myself as I was happy with what I had.
After everything that happened I decided that it’s now or never. Now is the time to shine and to pave my career, ensuring that every second of it is actually as I’d hoped for it to be. The last six months I’ve achieved more than I’d ever hoped, and each day presents itself with a new opportunity that reminds me that this is exactly where I’m meant to be right now.
I handed in my notice for my job.
I went travelling for a month with my best friend.
I went on the first date in six years (bloody terrifying I tell ya!).
Started blogging full time.
Been to four different countries.
I went back to my college to give a talk on blogging to some degree students.
Been on two press trips and made some amazing friends along the way.
I’ve booked another solo trip for next month and I’ll be driving abroad for the first time!
Sometimes, I think we surprise ourselves which how far we can push ourselves and how much we can really achieve if we really put our mind to it. I’m so proud that I managed to turn my hobby in a career and I’m loving every minute of it.
It’s opening doors for me that I never in a million years thought possible and it’s really opened my eyes to the fact that maybe this stage in my life was meant to be about me. About my career and my progression. About discovering my self worth and what I’m capable of achieving. About travelling the world and making life long friends.
Just maybe, sometimes things have to go wrong in order to go right! <3