It’s my birthday! Well, it’s not QUITE yet. It’s my birthday tomorrow. I’ll be 35 but if I’m honest, on many levels, I still feel 24. According to checkout workers and bar staff alike, I still LOOK 24 also. *Smug face and ID at the ready*
I wrote a speech for my birthday party which is happening on Saturday because it’s not often I get all the people I love the most in the world in one room and I wanted to say some stuff that perhaps goes unsaid. While writing and reflecting on the five years since my last birthday party, I realised that those 5 years have been the biggest learning curve and in many ways the best years I’ve had. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not all been flowers and rainbows. I’ve had to work hard on myself and battle to get through some dark times but I did it. I got out of bed every time I thought I couldn’t and bounced back from every obstacle.
And so now I look forward. I’m on a journey to 40 and given the surprises of the last 5 years, I genuinely have no idea where I’ll end up. As I’m all about visualisation and the law of attraction, it might be fun to think about what I want for the next five years. Given that I wrote last week about the fact you can make ANYTHING happen if you put your mind to it, I better be careful what I wish for at this point.
- The main focus is that I would like to be able to positively influence as many people as possible. I’m open to what that looks like. Maybe it’ll be through this blog, maybe through magazines, podcasts or any other type of media. Maybe it’s just my hometown or maybe it’s further afield.
- I want The Happy ‘Hood zine we’ve created to celebrate all things happy in Northampton to have a distribution of 50,000 people. That would make a big dent in my town and start to change the negative narrative.
- I’d like to be fully self-employed and able to do my work from anywhere in the world. Having the flexibility to jump on a plane and work from the beach would literally be the dream.
- I guess finally I’d like to be in a relationship with someone who isn’t lukewarm about me, I’ve had a bit too much of that over the years… Just something happy, healthy and unique to me and the other person.
I’m excited about life because I have the power to create the life I want. Having got to this really content point at 35 is pretty fucking cool. Thanks for coming along on this journey with me. Thanks for humouring my ramblings and thanks for letting me know when something I’ve written has impacted you. You’re all beautiful and literally give me life.