Don’t worry, be happy

Since I had a rough week last week having a hard time dealing with homesickness, I decided to post this photo up of me at a time I was really happy and calm, and also somewhere that is my favourite place to be – the beach! Starting to feel much better now thanks to the weather and my friends, especially having an awesome girlie day out today with Lisa.

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If anyone else is having a hard time, I have this photo up for you too to remind you all to treasure the good moments in your life and be as happy as you can be despite the bad times.

Take care, be strong, happy smiling and god bless!

Love Kathy
xxx

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A new year begins. Happy 2012!

I am back after a week without blogging. Talk about what a busy weekend I had! Visiting family who live 5 hours away and briefly being in London for an afternoon tea. All of that really does make up for the fact I haven’t been able to attend to my love of writing.

May I just say, HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone! May you all have a successful 2012. I still can’t believe it is the new year. 2011 went by so fast for me and before you know it, it will be the end of 2012 and my year trip in the UK will be nearing to an end. I don’t want to think about it! So I’m going to make the most of this year being in this beautiful country.

2011 was a pretty rough year for me and it’s safe to say it’s all over and in my past now, minus the good moments I’ve also had in that year of course. I’d like to think this year will be different and I’m sure it will be in many ways. I have so much ahead of me in the UK and when I return home. As I always have, I will take each day as it comes and live every day with happiness and accept that there are bad times that I know I will be able to push through whenever I come across them.

I’m not sure if many of you set a new year’s resolution but I never have mainly because I’ve never seen the need to considering I set life goals anyway. I also feel there is a lot of pressure in aiming for a new year’s resolution because you do need to achieve it in that year whereas life goals are ongoing. My friend Amiee recently posted a blog about not having a new year’s resolution but a life one; of living in happiness and love deeply, which I think is really beautiful and to me, I see that as she will live by that every year and not have to set a new resolution every time. I like her way of thinking and I believe I follow that same perspective too. As long as I can feel and be happy as much as I can each and everyday, then I don’t need to set any new year resolution. I just need to take things with a grain of salt and let the universe take care of the rest.

I must admit, I was in a very strange mood leading up to the new year. Visiting family and having to work on New Year’s Eve made me miss my family and home a lot and it did get me down, especially today. This is the first new year I’m without them and it is hard knowing I’m not with the people I care about and who care about me. Don’t get me wrong, I still had a great New Year’s Eve and I don’t mind that I was working because I was surrounded by music and a lot of positive and fun energy. It felt like I was out clubbing which is what I would have been doing if I was back home or if I had organised it here if I wasn’t working. It was hard not being around my friends too because I did feel a little out of place at times when I was at work, and that’s probably because I haven’t made enough connections with some of my work friends to get to know them better.

Feeling a little stressed out and sad reminds of the person I was in 2011 and it’s somewhere I don’t ever want to go back to, but I accept that it is okay to feel a little sad, stressed and home sick and this is just what being away from family, travelling for a long time is all about. I know this phase once again will soon be over. I’m going to make 2012 one of the best year’s of my life! One to never forget!

I wish you all the happiness and success in the world for 2012. Follow your dreams and live life to the full.
Make this year count. Make it the best
one yet.

All my love,

Kathy
xxx

War of my life

‘Worry doesn’t help tomorrow’s troubles, but it does ruin today’s happiness’ – Anonymous

I’ve been somewhat stressed the past couple of days. I do accept that this is normal because not everyday is perfect. I’ve been feeling bad about not trying out the pub job I had a chance to experience and I’m really keen on getting a second job so I can keep busy and help my family financially. I’m frustrated I haven’t been able to find one, apart from the opportunity from the pub job I had. So it is making me feel a little lost and uncertain. I’m so happy I have a job at Enigma but I also want something with more hours and during the week, while my cousins are at school.

Not only has that been on my mind, but I’ve been over-thinking and looking into some things a little too much.

I also found out that the university I got into has deferred me until the wrong year; 2014 instead of 2013. I know it’s not the end of the world and it will all work out but I would be quite upset if they can’t change this to the correct year because I went through the process of applying for uni and getting it organised. It’s not a difficult process but I just don’t want to have to go through that again because of one minor error someone has made. I have emailed the university and have kindly asked them to change my deferral time to the correct year. All I need to do is wait on their response and the outcome.

I don’t like feeling stressed, as I can’t imagine anyone else would. It’s an uncomfortable feeling that leads you nowhere and only makes you worry unnecessarily. I know now how to deal with it better, since becoming a more optimistic person so I know what to focus on when I’m feeling like this. I have gone over my ‘Secret Shifter’s list which has helped and I have also listened to some upbeat music that made me feel like dancing.

‘It’s possible to forget how alive we really are. We can become dry and tired, just existing, instead of really living. We need to remind ourselves of the juice of life, and make that a habit. Find those places inside that jump for joy, and do things’ – Anonymous

Stress is common and even the happiest of people go through it so I know that this is only a phase. It just feels very strange to me since I don’t stress near as much as I used to, but I am proud of myself for that. The key for me is to just keep pushing forward, laugh everything off and smile the whole way through.

‘You want an elixir for life’s drama? Laugh!!’ – Robert W. Merriweather

Life isn’t meant to be easy, but that’s what makes me the stronger person I am today.

‘Yes, stress messes with your life. It messes with mine. However, that’s when you have to fight back. Fight back with everything you’ve got. Get mad then get even by finding a little bit of joy in the midst of your stress’

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