October 9, 2012

Photography Credit: Celina Kenyon

As this is my last Green Room post before I jet off to New York, I’m feeling a little apathetic. I’m sure I’ll be coming home with a truckload of post-Blogcademy inspiration in tow but right now I’m just… tired.

Keeping up with life and work, getting things organised before I leave, it all piles up and sometimes it can feel like it’s becoming too much. I guess what I’m really trying to say is that I’m knackered and in need of a holiday. Badly. I can’t be the only one who’s feeling like this either. It’s probably a lot to do with the time of year, and if you work in the wedding industry you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. The Summer season can be rather mental all-round, and it’s swiftly followed by the usual October wedding fair circuit and new collection launches… AKA it’s exhausting.

But, I digress. What I really want to talk to you about today is gratitude. Or more specifically the purposeful act of being thankful.

I was actually talking to Gala & Nubby about this just last week. We’re all a bit overrun with work – our usual commitments compounded with preparing for The Blogcademy has all three of us resembling (perfectly accessorised) headless chickens. But then, through it all, came the moment of clarity that I so desperately needed. “You know what though,” I emailed, “We all have the actual BEST job in the world. We get to do what we love and hell, we could be working in McDonald’s!” And right then and there I felt like the luckiest girl on the planet.

Today I am thankful for…

♥ my health ♥  my amazing husband who loves and supports me more than I ever thought any husband ever could ♥ my freakin’ gorgeous cats who crack me up daily ♥ my home, even though it’s an utter tip most of the time ♥ my BFFs ♥ the person who invented online takeaway ordering ♥ my job & the crazy exciting opportunities it throws at me ♥ PJs and the fact that I can sit in them all day if I want ♥ ridiculous outfits & stupid headwear ♥ lipstick ♥ warm baths ♥ the old ladies and little kids who compliment me on my hair on an almost daily basis ♥ glitter ♥ wine ♥ my family, who I love with all my heart, even though I don’t tell them enough (mental note: tell them I love them more) ♥ travelling the world ♥ having enough money to not only live off but to buy some little extras along the way ♥ my readers, my fans, my twitter stalkers… you lot, who support me so very much and have made my dreams come true ♥

So today, I implore you, stop for 10 minutes and think – like really think – about the things that you’re thankful for. And if you feel so inclined, I’d love to read about them in the comments below. Special thanks to everyone who shared theirs with me on twitter & facebook last week too. I was feeling rather bleeeeeugh and y’all put a huge smile on my face.