I haven’t posted a blog for a while. There are a few posts in the pipeline, but to be honest I’ve not had a lot to say. I have gone back to work, albeit temporarily and part time, but that and my new role as an Avon rep are taking up more time than I would like and therefore the luxury of having space and time to sit and write is limited. Right now I should be out collecting Avon brochures or cleaning the dog sick off the carpet upstairs but my head is swimming. By all accounts today is a historic day. By yesterday I’d really had enough of this whole EU referendum thing. I did my homework, I read article after article and made what I felt was the right decision for me and my family. I actually put an awful lot more thought and effort into that decision than I ever have done to my general election vote. Somehow, this seemed so much more important. Now, I don’t want to get political here, this isn’t a post about what should or shouldn’t have happened or who was right or wrong but simply my feelings on change as a whole. If you asked my other half to describe me as a person he would probably say I was moody and that I hate change. Hopefully he might add some more flattering descriptions but in essence I am moody and I hate change. Personally I think these two things are intrinsically linked and that my mood is directly related to the stability in my life at a given moment.
So why is change so terrifying to me? Change is something that is always going to happen, something we can hide from if we choose, but nevertheless something that will always happen at some point in our lives. It’s how we deal with this change that shapes our future and enables us to move forward with our lives and ultimately be successful. In the last year we have moved away from the home and town that we loved, our children have moved schools and had to make new friends and I have had to make new friends. I have left my job that I enjoyed for a completely different life and I have started a new job in a new and alien environment. We have had a year of upheaval and instability and have I enjoyed it…no! I have been moody and stressed throughout! However, we have survived, we are still here poking our heads out the other end working to make a better and happier life for us and for our children. I have no doubt that it will be a few more years before we feel solid and stable once again but in the mean time we have the things that have remained the same to keep us moving forward. We are a strong family unit, we have good friends around us and our children continue to thrive and make us proud every day.
And so to the situation that is facing us as UK citizens today. What lies ahead of us is a period of change and uncertainty. It will, no doubt, be a difficult and bumpy road and there will be times when everyone will wonder (no matter what they voted)…’what have we done?’. However, as with all change, we need to be united in our next steps. We cannot let this division define us as a nation and let the change consume us. We must embrace it and find a way to move forward to success. There are going to be a lot of moody people out there in the coming weeks. We are scared of this change, we were happy with things the way they were, many didn’t understand the need for change. We are not all risk takers and go getters, I am definitely neither of these things but I understand that many people are and need to feel that there is a way forward. In this period of instability and worry I think it’s important to remember the things that do remain. We are a nation of great people with a fantastic history. We are fairly average at sport and have crap weather but we have beautiful countryside and great pubs! Seaside towns and beaches, fish and chips and our chocolate is awesome. All these things remain and will always be true and if we focus on moving forward whilst still remembering who we are then we’ll all be just fine. Good luck all, keep smiling!
That is all 😉