- I finished my degree in Social Anthropology
- I got married and divorced
- I had a whole range of jobs from running pubs to project management for charities (when I actually used skills I learnt in my degree...shock horror).
- I did a diploma course in Community Development and Youth Work
- I stopped smoking
- I met Andy
- I moved to Ireland
- I lost friends
- I made lots of new ones
- I learnt to drive
- I started painting
- I learnt to knit
- I became a mummy (3 times over)
- And so much much more...
The beginning of my 20's were so different to the end. Looking back I realised how lost I was, floundering and very unhappy. I had strayed very far from my path and i felt it keenly. Moving to Ireland at that point was the best thing; it simplified my life and allowed me to find my true self again. I re-discovered arts and crafts and community work again. I re-discovered making friends and exploring the world around me.
I know it's a cliche, but the big life changer for me was having children. Having these little people in my life has given me a huge explosion of love and joy. I find them so inspiring and they are constant fuel for my imagination. They make me want to be the best person I can be. They make me want to do everything I can to make the world a safer, cleaner, friendlier place. I feel so at peace with who I am now. I am comfortable in my skin (well will be when I've lost the baby weight ;-)), I feel happy and beautiful and fulfilled.
I am looking forward to my 30's. I think that it's going to be a good time for me. I believe that more of my hopes and wished will come true, I believe that I will grow even more into the person I want to be. I believe that I will have joy and fun and laughter... it's gonna be great!