This year one of my goals is to become more positive, and one way I plan on doing this is to count my blessings and be thankful for things even when I'm finding things tuff (and also when I'm not). So i thought a fun way of doing this was to do a '12 Months Of Thankfulness'. I started this year with a mixed bag of good and bad emotions, and Iv been trying really hard to stay positive, yesterday I was doing the washing up and kind of doing a inward groan of I-hate-washing-up-and-all-chores which then turned into uugh-I-want-to-move-out-Im-starting-to-really-not-like-living-at-home groan. I promptly snapped myself out of it because the truth is, I am so lucky to have the house that I live in, with the people that I live with, in the area that I live in. And I totally take it for granted!
I live in semi-detached house with 4 bedrooms, 2 living rooms, a kitchen, garage, driveway and massive garden. There are 3 people living there, two guinepigs and 4 fish. I live 10 minutes from the town centre, 5 minutes from my mums, 5 minutes from my nan's and my boyfriend and friends are welcome anytime, day or night. I am so lucky, yet I find myself constantly moaning and groaning about how sucky my life at home is. When it's not. Not at all! Sure we get on each others toes and there are fights and grumpy times but I live with a dad who loves me more than I can comprehend and his wife who is the sweetest lady ever! I have a roof over my head and walls around me, running water and heating at the push of a button. I am so lucky.
I am so looking forward to getting my own place and having my own space but I know when I get it, I'll miss stepping on my dads toes and shouting at him to hurry up in the bathroom, or arguing about who's making dinner and who's washing up that night and deciding who gets the remote to decide what we watch. I'll miss trying to catch the pigs in the dark (and the rain, ugh), pretending not to listen when dad asks to rake the leaves up and to stop leaving my thing lying around everywhere!! It's all part of living with your parents, and I know some people who don't have that. So even though I want to groan and grumble (and I probably will still do it from time to time) I'm going to remember and cherish these little moments of living at home because one day, they will be some of the best years of my life and I don't want to ruin it by remembering that I moaned it all away.
(Everything written here is all my own opinion, I mean no offence by it, Its uncensored and just me rambling on and letting some thoughts out into the world .)
If you want to do 12 Months of Thankfulness post your link below or on twitter with #12monthsofthankfulness I'd love to see your year of giving thanks!