I’m lucky to have the family I have.
Beautiful. Complicated. Inspiring.
My family are the most important people to me, every day they inspire me.
The best way I can describe my dad would be like Liam Neeson in ‘taken’. He is clever, he is persistent and he is strong. I never doubt anything when my father is next to me. No one could make me feel as safe as what he can.
My mother on the other hand is completely the opposite.
She is nurturing, strong-willed and wears her heart on her sleeve. She is absolutely amazing and the strength she has shown in her weakest moments only make me more proud of her. I would describe my mother as Catherine Diaz in ‘My sisters keeper’
My sister has always supported me. She has always been my best friend in the entire world. I would describe her as Reese Witherspoon in ‘legally blonde’. She is probably one of the kindest people I know but she is a typical Barbie. Shes blonde, she loves pink and anything that sparkles.
My other sister has passed away and I don’t think I could pick a character out of a movie that she would be like. She was brave during her fight with cancer however just wasnt strong enough. Never once did she think she was dying. Never once did she give up.
remember to be thankful for the people you have around you. They are precious and vulnerable and you never know when it will be the last time you see them.
Friendship, what defines it?
Is it the best memory you have? or the worst argument you got through?
When you find yourself questioning a friendship, what is the true value in it?
I’m at a point in my life where I only want to be surrounded by the best people, not to say they need to be perfect but being horrible and rude is a big no-no for me now.
I was hoping that by the age of 21 the school yard drama would have been but a distant memory. However I find that it seems to still exist in some of the people I hold dearest to me.
What is the turning point? When do you decide to stand up and say “I am better than this”
Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth; oh nevermind; you will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they have faded. But trust me, in 20 years you’ll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can’t grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked….You’re not as fat as you imagine.
Do one thing everyday that scares you.
Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts, don’t put up with people who are reckless with yours.
Don’t waste your time on jealousy; sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind…the race is long, and in the end, it’s only with yourself.
Keep your old love letters, throw away your old bank statements.
Understand that friends come and go,but for the precious few you should hold on..
Be careful whose advice you buy, but, be patient with those who supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia, dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it’s worth.