It’s that time of year again and much has happened since my summer update :) A good mixture of good and bad, but enough to be grateful for.
It’s funny actually with that term of being grateful…I have my boyfriend to blame for this post in a way as we’ve been talking about it. He was saying how this year has really opened his eyes to the fact that Yule/Christmas does not have to be all flamboyant gifts, just having each other, family and friends in our lives is all that is needed. I think we tend to forget this a lot! Sometimes it takes just the smallest thing to make us wake up so to speak :)
Since the summer I had a feeling something would happen that would mean me in dead lumber financially, so I took on a second job in a call centre to get by. Little did I know that the teaching job would end in November, so my gut instinct was right to go for another job. Ok, it’s not what I want to be doing, but it at least has kept me going whilst doing my other creative outlets and going back to college! Yes! A student again! I now have the added bonus of topping up the writing skills I have, but also have been given the chance to study basic beauty and media make up as well as web design skills :) these I start next year as the writing course is finished now :)
For the beauty course, I am grateful to my grandmother and my parents for helping. Sadly my grandmother passed away on 1st October this year, so sad that she won’t be able to see my creative training finally complete and making more of myself than I am now. But am grateful to have known her :)
Working in a shop on Sundays reminds me how much I love interacting with people and testing my organisational skills too :)
I guess the point of this post is to say how much the past year has taught me how strong I am as well as finally being shown I can finally be complete in all I do :) Crimson Horse may have gone quiet, but it’s been a good process to stop for a while and get the energy back to write, act and direct again too.
Plus the fact that I am ready to take on different challenges next year is a good sign. Last year I was broke, broken hearted and generally lacked lustre. Now I feel I’m back with a vengeance and it’s all due to my family, friends and my love Jack that have helped me get back on my feet! I am so thankful to have you in my life and couldn’t do all I do without you :)
What things are you grateful for this Yule/Christmas? :)