I am all for living in the now, but sometimes looking back isn’t such a bad thing. Especially when it makes you realise just how far you have come. This time last year I was head over heels in love, had moved out from my parents house and had just set up my own business. The perfect life right? I thought so too. The universe had presented me with everything I had ever wanted. However, what I didn’t realise at the time, is that none of these things were perminant, they were all just big HUGE life lessons that I had not yet learnt. And boy, did I need to learn a thing or two.
Without boring you too much with the nitty gritty details, the path I thought I was heading on, completely changed, and every quickly. My relationship ended and it broke my heart, my business failed because I was in an awful place mentally (yeah I am happy to hold my hands up and admit that) and I am back at home with my parents. But would I change a thing? ABSOLUTELY NOT.
I have blogged out the law of attraction in the past, but I will reiterate it again. The universe will present you with exactly what you need, when you need it. Whatever you require to help you to grow, you will get. All you need to do is be open to the lessons that come along with it. Getting what you have always wanted isn’t necessarily as wonderful as it sounds. In my case it initially brought me excitement and joy, but it also came along with a huge amount of pain and confusion. Obviously, at the time, it never seems good when things don’t go as planned, or when you are hurt, but believe me, these can be the most beautiful times of your life.
Getting the chance to rebuild yourself and take real care of yourself is one of the most rewarding things that can happen to you. When you have reached lows, you appreciate the highs ten times more. When you have been hurt, you realise how important it is to really love and care for yourself. When you have disappointed yourself, you realise just how amazing it feels to make yourself proud.
In the past 12 months I have learnt more about myself than I ever have before. So my point is, be grateful for your past – every single part of it. Take time to learn from the negative experiences and build new positives one from them. A year ago I never thought it was going to be possible to fulfil my dream of travelling, but I’m now less than 5 weeks away from a huge adventure. Now that is definitely something to be grateful for.