Over the last two years I have completely changed my life.   In a way I was forced to and in a way I chose to.

I left behind a lot of stress, although day to day I still worry about if I am going to have work for the following week.

Being a single self employed woman is not easy and I have had to make sacrifices along the way.   My social life has been severely curtailed but my friends know my situation and they understand.    I have to plan what I can go to and even then sometimes it is a struggle to be able to afford to go to what I want to.

But .. I would make exactly the same changes a hundred times over.    I love what I do now, and I know I am very lucky to be able to say that.

I no longer feel as if I am just existing … and for a long time that is what my life felt like that .. now I am truly living my life the way I want to.    I have a great job, great pets, a wee home that I love and more than that .. I have peace .. peace of mind and peace in my heart.

No decisions we take in life are easy, it is sometimes difficult to walk away from things .. but if it doesn’t feel right, then we have to .. or we end up living a life that is not ours.

My new project is working on me … as in the physical me .. mentally and emotionally I am sorted .. physically there is still a lot of work to be done .. but slowly I am getting there .. I’ve lost weight, I’m exercising and adding that to the peace I feel makes me feel just bloody great!

A life change will not bring anyone instant happiness . it is something we have to work towards and we have to do that alone, for ourselves, not for someone else.    When you find happiness and peace in yourself, you realise that no-one else can make you happy .. they can just be happy additions to your life.

So .. take that deep breath, take that first step … you can have the life you want, you just have to brave enough to try.