Monday, 3 February 2014

Be everything you want to be. Be everything you have to be

With all of the positive affirmations around on social media it is sometimes hard to keep focused on yourself and the life you live. Of course you want to "do what you love and love what you do" but sometimes we have to work in a job that isn't perfect. Sure I love to not let money be a factor but sometimes you have to make sure that you have food and shelter. At the beginning of my wellbeing journey I struggled with the comparisons I was making with the people or quotes I admired. They seemed to have it all sorted, time to have the life they want and the means to do it. They were living a vibrant life that seemed so out of reach. Because I have to sit at a desk and work for the man everyday, it made be feel like I couldn't be truly well. I was over thinking it.

So what if I can't afford to constantly travel the world, go to retreats and work in a trendy, great job and meet tons of like minded people. I have to work with what I have. What do I have? I have a job. Its not my dream job but it pays for me to eat well, go on trips and see friends. I can read books and go out. I have my health. I have my great friends who have stuck by me through everything and I would do anything for them. Sometimes it quality over quantity with that one!

I can take a new class or learn a new craft, for example I'm addicted to beauty tutorials, wholefood recipes and paper crafts of YouTube. My friends might not be interested in that but I can find things out there to relate to. I need to learn that I can do things on my own and it is okay to have other interests that other people may not be interested in and that doesn't make it any less important. If someone else is great at painting but you are just terrible, so what!  You can appreciate their talent and enjoy what they are doing. Don't be jealous about it, go out there and find something you enjoy and can become great at in your own right and in your own time. Alternatively if you are great at the same thing there is room for your unique talent as well. There is room for all of us to go out there and experience something. whether it be a small or big goal.

Be everything you want to be: A green smoothie addict, wellbeing enthusiast, meditator, make-up lover, music lover, bookworm, foodie.

Be everything you have to be: bill payer, employee, dishwasher, Sunday food shopper.

Do what you can with what you already have. Be grateful.


  1. Such a great post! Very lovely to read! Thank you :)

    1. Thanks for taking the time to read it Amber, glad you liked it x