I’ve been having a great summer so far, with trips to the beaches of Wales, endless BBQS and more recently an awesome festival (that took me days to recover) – it’s been spectacular and I know there’s more to come!
The beach in particular always makes me feel extra grateful for being alive. I can’t tell you how much joy it gives me to swim in the cool ocean and bury my feet into the sand. I think I must have been a mermaid in another life. Whilst I’m walking along the sand, with the wind blowing in my face and I listen to the rushing of the waves, I get this surge of excitement that nestles in my stomach and my heart starts pounding – there I am with a huge grin on my face like the Cheshire cat. It’s a feeling I try to bottle and keep for those less than perfect days.
And the same can be said for when I’m sitting around with my friends eating yummy cake or freshly picked plums and apples from their gardens; the chatter, the laughter, the smile, I love basking in the warm glow of good company. Even if it’s people who I don’t know, I love meeting new faces and seem to warm to them rather easily.
Over the weekend whilst at a festival, I got to meet a load of exciting and interesting characters that reaffirmed just how diverse life is. My highlight was simply laying on a bouncy castle looking up at the Cheshire stars, and talking to a stranger about everything and anything.
It’s these kind of understated moments that makes me realise life is really worth it – it’s a gift, one that keeps on going in all ways.
Today I found out that a school friend passed away, she was just 25. I know she really lived those 25 years to her fullest…
My 24th is coming up in a few months and I was nearly quick to jump on the ‘oh not another Birthday’ bandwagon but I was even quicker to stop and think about how I’m privileged to be alive.I get to make the most of this life as much as I can and be me.
So, talk to me about life, what’s good about yours?