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Experiences I’m Glad I’ve Had

You know the saying “have no regrets”? Well, maybe it would be nice to turn it around a little to be a less about being okay about mistakes but more about celebrating achievements and experiences, big or small. That’s my focus today!

There’s not a day that goes by where I don’t think about the changes I made in my life, such as:

HAVING BRACES

I didn’t have much of a choice in this one but am I glad that I didn’t argue! When I was about 13 the dentist said my canines weren’t coming down correctly meaning they would overlap my baby teeth (shark teeth!). They removed the baby canines to “help” the adult teeth to come down. After a year of being gappy, they added braces. Then came the springs and clamps – all the ulcers, toothaches and soup dishes.

After 5 years of having my teeth fiddled about with I eventually had them removed (and some shiny new canines). Having naked teeth was a big relief.

GOING TO DISNEY WORLD… BEFORE HAVING KIDS

SO many people I talk to consider Disney World and then say to me “Oh, we’ll wait for when we have kids.” I’m so glad I didn’t have the same mentality! As a big kid and a massive Disney fan I wanted to enjoy Disney World as much as possible in my two weeks there.

Seeing how parents were with their little ones seemed like a bit of a tiring nightmare (#sorrynotsorry). Kids just don’t appreciate all the effort that goes into planning a trip like Disney and by 12pm they just want to sleep or just want to splash about in the pool.

LEAVING A CONTROLLING RELATIONSHIP

One of the hardest things I have ever done and possibly the best. Without going into too much detail and getting too personal, for two years I was with someone who wasn’t very good at relationships, personal interaction or understanding. I don’t blame him but getting out of the relationship made me feel so grateful of what I have now.

GETTING A JOB IN LONDON

One of the things I always wanted to do was to work in London. And I did!

After my first admin job of two years I decided to apply for work in London, which hours after the interview, I got. Working Westminster was such an exciting experience. Sadly, it became tiring, especially when you work in a government building full of ministers, police and politicians. But it’s something I’m glad I did. I learnt so much and felt like I achieved a dream come true. Although it wasn’t for me, in the end, doesn’t mean it wasn’t a great learning curve and experience.

CUTTING OUT NEGATIVE INFLUENCES IN MY LIFE

For such a long time I clung onto people around me because I felt like I needed friends. It turns out those people weren’t my friends really anyway as they did nothing but put me down, try to hurt me or were selfish and untrusting. I rather have 5 amazing friends than 20 mediocre ones.

STARTING A BLOG

This blog has become a wonderful way for me to express my thoughts, share advice and make a little bit of cash on the side. Although I don’t do it for the money, being able to work with some great brands, create new content types and share my interests with you lovelies has been a wonderful journey for me. I am looking forward to more opportunities and spreading a little bit of positivity!

Here are some tips on starting your own blog.

HAVING MY BUNIONS REMOVED

So sexy, right? After having messed up feet for about 12 years I decided it was a good idea to stop the pain by having both of my feet operated on. Here’s a little bit about what I went through. The post surgery agony was well worth it. I wasn’t able to walk for about a month, have showers or wear normal shoes but now I can wear heels, pretty shoes and walk longer distances without being in pain. Woohoo!

I’m sure there is a lot more! But we will leave it there for now. Are there things you’re happy you did? let me know in the comments below!

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3 Comments

  • Reply Beka Louise February 2, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    Great post! I loved reading about all the things you’ve done, but I the Disney one put a smile on my face. I’m so glad that I actually qualified in a career I’ve always wanted to do.

    Beka. xo | littleworldofbeka

    • Reply Laura February 2, 2016 at 5:18 pm

      Congratulations on getting qualified 🙂 Thank you for your comment Beka xx

  • Reply Emerald February 2, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    I’d love to go to disneyland! Dream place to be. Also I’ve got braces now (just got onto elastics…ugh) and I can’t wait for it to be over so I can look at the difference and actually appreciate them!

    emerald | Life By Emerald

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