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Dreams, change and hard work

There’s no denying the fact that big changes have been a particularly significant feature in my life for a number of years now – getting divorced, moving across the country with 5 house moves, Ellie starting school and then moving school, me going back full time to work, meeting someone new, moving in together and so on. Excuse the grammar but you get the point.

Clearly I didn’t plan this amount of change into my life, but life happens and then for the last year and 4 months we’ve been settled. Really settled.

I love it. I love my partner and he’s good for me. I love our home and our little family. I feel more settled than I can remember feeling ever before. But guess what, things are changing again.

I have handed my notice in at work and I’m taking a huge leap to follow my dreams. I want to be able to spend more time with my family, be less stressed and grow and succeed with my own business which I started last September. I’m an independent distributor of Forever Living Products – a huge range of aloe vera based products including aloe vera drinking gels, supplements, skincare, and personal care products.

I watched people I know, who have worked hard in this business, collecting huge bonus cheques on stage at our global rally earlier this month and I listened as people described how they have achieved their dreams.

I thought I’d share a couple of pictures with you from the weekend so here’s me, followed by how the O2 arena looked with 20,000 forever living people screaming and shouting in it, and finally a picture of me with some of my wider team holding a colleague’s bonus cheque.

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Global rally

So whilst more change seems like a crazy thing to do I can’t wait to have more family time, more time to blog and write; and the opportunity to follow my dream to succeed in my very own business. This is my chance to make it happen for me and my family.

I am dreaming big and working hard.

Wish me luck!

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A happy post

It’s fair to say that far too often I’m so busy with life that I forget to just stop for a moment and enjoy it. I would hazard a guess that most of you are the same. So today I did it…I stopped for just a few minutes and thought about all the things which are making me happy in my life right now. It wasn’t difficult and it felt really good to think about it. Here’s my list:

My family
Number one simply has to be my family – for those who don’t know, our family came together last October, when my daughter and I moved in with my partner and his son. We’ve now been living together almost a year and it makes me happy.

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Being busy
I know it sounds crazy because I regularly moan about not having enough hours in the day, but it is a catch 22 so to speak, because I do love being busy. #fact

Laughing with my little girl
Anyone who has read this blog before or even just my last post will know that like any parent, I have moments where I could (and sometimes do) scream. But nothing takes away the fact that I love my little girl and that laughing with Ellie is pure pleasure. Ellie makes me happy.

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Starting a new venture – honesty and aloe
I have recently started a new venture, becoming an independent distributor of Forever Living Products. Forever Living is the largest producer and supplier of Aloe Vera and bee products in the world. The range includes health drinks, skin care, cosmetics and weight loss products. They are a member of the Direct Selling Association and have a vast network of individual distributors through which the products are shared with the world.

Quite simply I love the products and after using them myself for well over 12 months I’ve now become a distributor. I’m so excited about my new venture and it makes me happy.

I should add that Forever offers anyone willing to put the work in the opportunity to create their own business and develop their own income. If that sounds interesting to you there’s more information here.

A freezer full of home grown stuff
We moved into our new house in January and I decided that whilst I didn’t have time to sort everything I’d have liked to in the garden, I’d at least have a go at growing some vegetables. Whilst not everything succeeded, my little vegetable patch has been quite successful and what makes me happy this week is the freezer full of things from the garden. Happy because I grew them and happy because I haven’t wasted any.

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A cup of tea
Despite the fact that I’m in danger of sounding a little well…older than my age, I can’t help but include here the humble cup of tea. I really do feel happy when I have a cup of tea in my hand!

So there it is, some of the things that are making me happy right now. You’ll note that this post started with ‘all the things that make me happy’ and has changed to ‘some of the things’ – that’s because once you start thinking about what makes you happy, you realise just how much there is.

So come on, take a minute and have a think…what’s makes you happy right now.

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