As far as personality types are concerned, I am very much type A when it comes to organization and time management. I love to plan, I love to makes lists and cross things off my list. The downfall to this is that when plans change or life thro
ws some major curveballs my way these lists are forced to fly out the window and I’m left trying to piece together my next plan of action.
The entire month of May can be described as a major curveball in my life. Plans have changed and then changed again. Up until this week these changes frustrated me, that is until I learnt to embrace the change. Like Oprah would say, I had an “Ah-ha” moment and the light bulb went off. I could use life’s curveballs to step outside of my comfort zone, face things head on and embrace these changes.
I’m thankful that change has taught me that I am a stronger person than I believed I was,
to fight for what I believe in and to have faith that everything is happening for a reason – all while forcing me out of my comfort zone.
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When I was home in Australia last month we were having a dinner with family friends and the conversation topic turned to blogging and more specifically the Thankful Thursday posts I have been writing. The previous week I had just written this post, expressing how thankful I am to have such strong role models through my parents when it comes
to love and relationships. Mitch piped up and said “So when are you going to write about me?!” I replied: “When I am thankful for you!”
To some, that response may seem a little harsh, but Mitch and I have somewhat of a unique relationship, especially considering we are each others’ only sibling.
We have never been super close but when the going gets tough we always know the other person will be there.
He has always been my big protector; from chasing boys away during elementary school (they still had cooties then!) to watching out for me and my heart as I ventured into the world of dating.
He has taught me patience, compassion, perseverance, and to learn to let go and laugh at life when the time calls for it.
Mitch, thank you for being you.
I first met Nikki in my very first chemistry class during my sophomore year of college. Over the next 2 and a half years she would become that best friend every girl needs.
Together we have cried
over chemistry, laughed at food science lab mishaps, supported each other through break-ups, make-ups and new beginnings, all while finding our feet in the post-college world.
No matter what time of day it is, I know she will always be there and that hasn’t been more truer lately. Whether it’s 12am, 2am or 6.30am she will always answer. She knows what to say at the right times and when to just be an ear on the other end.
I love that we can be so silly together, yet so sophisticated. We can sit in silence or talk for hours. Even now that we live in separate cities, it still feels like we haven’t missed a beat when we get to see each other, we can pick right up from where we left off.
Nikki, thank you for being that one best friend that every girl needs!
Though miles may lay between us, we are never far apart. For friendship doesn’t count miles, it is measured by the heart.