Sunday, 23 April 2017

8 things I'm grateful for this Spring




 ONE

My family and friends

I am so so lucky to be surrounded by the most wonderful and loving people. A caring boyfriend, fantastic family and the loveliest friends are absolutely the greatest assets in my life. They continue to astound me with all their love and support and I really am the luckiest gal in the whole world.



TWO

The Sunshine and lighter evenings


Nothing improves my mood quite like the sunshine and lighter evenings. This time of year never fails to boost my happiness, along with my productivity and self-motivation, after the post Christmas slump I always find myself in.

THREE

My Home

Being fortunate enough to have my own home has to be one of the things I'm most grateful for. I never could have imagined that I'd successfully hold a tenancy and run a home independently at the age of 18, having to deal with things like council tax, broken boilers and trivial things like forgetting to take the transit bolts off the back of the washing machine (thanks dad !!). Above all it really has given me the independence and stability I'd always needed.

FOUR

Mindfulness and Mental health

After the most horrific week, I have been so overwhelmed by the support I've been offered from my family, friends, work colleagues, Doctors, the Police and even strangers. After months of my mental health being the best it's ever been, this week it took a huge knock. Finally I'm starting to feel more like myself, and am so proud that I now allow myself to put my mental well-being first again, and continue to practise Mindfulness to help cope with emotional trauma, depression and anxiety.

FIVE

The little kitten that we've sort of adopted

Unfortunately my tenancy agreement doesn't allow pets within the first year, but there is a little cat who lives next door. She first snuck in when I was measuring up the flat before I'd even moved in, and has pretty much refused to leave ever since. When I'm working from home and leave even one window on the latch she is guaranteed to find it and relentlessly meow until I buckle and let her in, she even has the audacity to hop in through the window and come in to sleep on my chest at night. The warmer days and nights mean that she is now pretty much a permanent resident in the flat, and since previously not being a cat person, I can admit there are definitely worse lodgers to have.

SIX

Eating outside

The longer evenings we're beginning to experience again mean being able to enjoy dining outside without layer upon layer of woollies and blankets. Appreciating meals outside in the garden with friends, and being able to enjoy the outside areas of the bustling cafes in the north Laine are some of the smaller pleasures I'm grateful for this spring.

SEVEN

Dogs

To much mine and my boyfriends delight, spring is the time when dog walkers seem to come out in abundance. Since moving out of my parents house, and away from my two dogs, the excitement of seeing the little pure souls we know as dogs inexplicably brightens my day.

EIGHT

Boot sales and outdoor markets

One of my favourite things to do in spring is wander around outdoor markets and boot fairs. Unearthing unusual furniture and other finds, coupled with the unique characters you get to meet makes it one of favourite ways to spend a Sunday by far. Here in East Sussex we really are spoilt for choice, especially when it comes to antiques and food, so I tend to embrace them with no abandon.

Mol x 
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2 comments

  1. I love the photos in all of your posts!! I also love the things you mentioned. I agree with the dogs and outdoor markets! So much fun to go to on the weekends!!

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  2. Great post! People fixate way more on what they don't have as opposed to what they do have.

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