I hope you’re good today. I’ve actually had a pretty shitty few days – not for any particular reason to be honest, but on the whole they haven’t been the best.
After a long sleep and a little sweating-it-out in the gym, today has been much better. I’m sat here with a big mug of hot choc (giving me life) and I just wanted to touch on the subject of allowing yourself to have shitty days.
Allowing yourself to just BE SHIT sometimes.
I will be the first person to put my hands up and say “yeah it’s not my day today” or “yes I could have handled that better” because looking back, yes there are moments or things in my life that I could have handled a lot better. Times I have let my emotions or mood get the better of me, looked back and regretted it.
But being able to accept that it was just a moment of weakness, a moment that is now in the past and cannot be undone is where the power lies. How we move forward and own our mistakes is the biggest stepping stone.
I’m not perfect. No-body is. I make mistakes all the time! I don’t think I go a day without making one.
I’m not a perfect daughter. These last few days I’ve felt tired and irritable and snapped at family members I haven’t meant to. But I’ve made it up to them now I’ve felt myself again, done things to help around the house, been in better spirits, and that’s okay.
I’m not a perfect friend. A couple of my closest friends have been going through a lot in their own lives recently, and I could have done more at the time to help them but I’ve been stuck in my own head. I haven’t been able to care for anyone else, I’ve needed the past few days to be selfish. But now I’m ready to be there for them again, offer my time and energy to support them, and that’s okay.
I’m not a perfect vegan. Sometimes I slip up and eat something I didn’t realise had dairy in it. Sometimes I crave a piece of chocolate so badly I’ll have one. Then for the next month or so I won’t touch any animal product at all, and that’s okay too.
Doing the best you can do day by day makes the most difference. To your life and the lives of those around you.
Don’t beat yourself up about making mistakes because mistakes are there to be made. SO MAKE YOUR MISTAKES and learn from them.
By all means, strive to be the best possible version of yourself, but enjoy the journey along the way too – including all the bumps in the road 🙂
Stay young, STAY FOOLISH
(thank you Hannah for being the photo to this post – it is possibly my fave photo of you and is relevant because that 6th burger was probs a mistake but WHO CARES EY?! love u)