I’ve always believed in following your dreams and doing what makes you happy. There are so many cliched terms, such as ‘life’s too short’, that remind us to ‘enjoy life while we can’ and ‘seize every minute’. It’s no coincidence that there are so many commonly used phrases associated with experiencing what life has to offer while you still can.
There’s nothing worse than looking back on your life and having regrets; wishing you’d done something you always wanted to, giving up a passion for no good reason, or not experiencing activities or visiting places that old age or ill health make it hard to do.
In addition, so many people feel disheartened by their jobs, but it’s not always possible to decide to get a new job. Bills need to be paid, families cost money, and life in general isn’t cheap. However there are plenty of ways you can distract yourself from the mundane and enjoy something you love doing around the edge of your work and home life commitments. My experience of this has come over the last couple of weeks as I’ve been getting back into my writing.
I’ve always enjoyed writing from when I was about 10 years old and used to write stories about my teddy bears, evidently inspired by Enid Blyton. I also won the Creative Writing award at my Junior School before we all moved on to our various High Schools, and was incredibly proud. There’s always plenty of writing to be done, especially with two large websites, The Green Village and Wedding Ideas, and I also have this blog which I try to update as regularly as possible with musings and hopefully some inspiring snippets from time to time!
Up until recently, I’ve slacked off with my writing and getting back into it since the start of the year has felt really good. I’m hoping I can keep it up and maintain a good level of publishing articles and guides across the various sites to help them grow and become valuable resources for people in their respective industries.
So even if you’ve let something go by the wayside for a couple of years, be it a sport or a hobby, or maybe you’ve started relying on ready meals and takeaways too much and want to get back into cooking more from scratch, don’t chastise yourself or put any pressure on yourself to completely change your ways. Just allow yourself to want to cook, play squash, knit or go for a walk, and you’ll enjoy it all the more and remember what it was you enjoyed about it in the first place.