It’s been an absolute age since I wrote a blog post. I have so many great ideas (IMO) about what to write all the time, the only problem is they come to me when I’m about to go to sleep. Does anybody else get that? It’s super inconvenient. I spend a lot of time thinking about the details of what I could write which keeps me awake and deprives me of precious kip.
Rather than starting to write a blog post late at night I instead tell myself to start one tomorrow, ineveitably forgetting during sleep. However, this time I wrote a list of 5 things to achieve during the next day into my phone with an alarm set. The idea behind this being that if I can achieve all 5 it would be considered a productive and successful day. Here was my list;
- Apply for Jobs – With my current job security up in the air due to announced cut backs to staff, I wanted to attempt to apply for a few jobs or at the very least have a look to see what is around. Currently at the time of writing I have so far yet to achieve this task.
- Write a blog post
- Buy some Christmas Presents – I hate the pressure of having to buy presents but to prevent the aggro of not being helpful from my girlfriend this year i’ve decided to get some done and out of the way. Completed.
- Book Airport transfer for girlfriends birthday trip – Birthday present to Lisa this year is a surprise weekend away. I say surprise, she has basically guessed the location. Completed.
- Pay Lisa a compliment – Sometimes when you have been with someone for awhile you forget to appreciate them. Its often the little things that you do that mean alot so I remembered to call my girlfriend beautiful this morning when I left for work. She replied with ‘Goodbye Hairy’ referencing my infernal beard she so loathes. Completed.
Onto the main topic of this blog post, and following on from the theme of appreciation. My family, I’m blessed to have a huge family and each one of them teaches me something different. Each and everyone of them inspires me in a different way and I count myself extremely lucky to have people in my life that unwittingly educate me.
My Mum – She teaches me to be loving, kind and to be selfless no matter what. She is always putting everyone else before her, especially when it comes to my family. She is always there to provide love and support whenever its needed.
My Dad – He teaches me to be confident and happy in my own body. To never let anyone make you doubt your self worth. To ‘fuck the haters’ and just do what makes me happy. He has always inspired me block out the negative and appreciate all aspects of life.
Tracie – My oldest sister has taught me how to be paternal . Always someone who has shown me how to be a parent, who had children at a young age and inspired me that no matter how hard things become to be strong and work through it.
Daniel – My brother has taught me the value of being practical and to never be afraid of getting your hands dirty. He has shown me that life is sometimes more important than being intelligent and a know it all and that it’s often more important to work hard to achieve happiness.
Ella – She has taught me how to enjoy life by appreciating the small things. To go out and try everything at least once. She has shown me how to be independant and strong without compromising family and friends.
Amber – This sister is the one I consider closest in likeness to myself. We have a lot of the same attributes and understandings about life. She teaches me Political, Environmental and Philosphical aspects of life. Always standing up for your beliefs and being true to yourself even in times of darkness.
Tiegan – My youngest sister teaches me bravery and courage. To always stand up for yourself even if it gets you in trouble and to never let anyone bring you down. To be open minded and do the things that you enjoy whatever the obstacles.
I feel truely blessed to have amazing people in my life and even as I move on to having my own little family which means I don’t get to see my parents and siblings as often as I would like there are always moments when I appreciate every single one of them.