The ultimate medal

Every little girl has a dream, every little boy also.
Mine was to run and to run fast.
From the moment I could walk, the need for speed took over. My little pin legs would move faster than my body would allow, as I would take my brother down.
The feeling of pride, excitement and joy flooded my soul, with every street race, every race to the water’s edge, every sports day, I needed and wanted to win, and as I grow the love for that feeling grow even stronger. The love for the wind against my face, the screams of joy, hopes and fears from my family on the sidelines, the sense of accomplishment, achievement and pride as I flew over the finish line.
The anticipation, the silence, the adrenaline as I waited for the roar of the starting gun.
I was made for this, for every simple thing about it.
I craved, giving it my all, I craved everything about being on the track.
I was good, really good and I strongly believe it was calling.
Life though took me down many different roads, many I wish it hadn’t but all the while that passion never died, sadly my capability for speed got lost along the way and the dream become something that made my heart ache and gave me a gut punch of failure.
What if I had tried harder to say on course, what if I had shown the birdie to life and had the determination to fight for what I truly wanted?
I had the skill, I had the fitness, I had everything in the palms of my hands and I let it slip away.
What if I hadn’t?
Where would I be now?
Would I be happy or would I have different what if’s?

Life is full of the what if’s, regret and disappointments in oneself’s achievements and I think giving up on that dream was my biggest failing.
How different my life would have been, so very, very different.
All the while, while I’ve been sat here, badly pouring out my failings, my hopes and dreams, I know deep within my soul, that no matter how angry I get at myself, how very disappointed I am at my life’s choices, I have and once had a few wonderful things in my life, which I wouldn’t have had if I followed that dream and I’m pretty damn content knowing that I have this beautiful bundle of joy across from me, licking her jam off her toast and I know I’m the luckiest person alive because without that failure, without that crosswords, I wouldn’t have her smiling back at me.
I won the race and got the ultimate medal 🥇
I won Gold.

🥇🥇🥇

 

Time touches eternity.

In the space between the edge of the night and the chaos of the day, you have a chance to make a special space for yourself.
In this space, thoughts and contentment neatly overlap, where past and future issues cease to exist, and time touches eternity.
Hovering about your mind, as you gently begin to stir, there are beautiful visions no one has ever seen and soothing harmonies no one has ever heard.
These first few moments of the day are sacred.
Savor them.
Protect them.
Awaken yourself peacefully, stretch fully and breathe deeply in them without rushing forward.
Give yourself this time as a gift, to simply be and feel alive, to conquer the anxiety of life, and live in the moment breath by breath.

Embrace

Be deaf when people tell you that you can’t fulfill your dreams. The only place where your goals and dreams are impossible is inside your head.
Once you’ve dreamed of it, you’re halfway there. So go ahead and follow through.
Let your dreams be bigger than your fears and your actions louder than your words.

Follow your heart regardless of what others tell you to do.

At the end of the day it’s you who has to live with your decisions, not them. Everything changes, If nothing ever changed there would be no sunrise the next morning. Most of us are comfortable where we are even though the whole universe is constantly changing around us. Learning to accept this is vital to our happiness and general success.
And don’t forget, however good or bad a situation is now, it will change. That’s the one thing you can count on, embrace it.

Dream

The best dreams happen when you’re wide awake and working hard on something you’re passionate about.
A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future, so dream big, pursue your passion, and give yourself permission to work toward a future you know you are capable of creating.

It’s that simple

imageIf you want something, you must endure the pain of working for it.
It’s that simple.
If you’re not where you want to be right now, take the time to visualize yourself in the place you want to be and take the first step in that direction. You may not be able to change your destination in a day, but you can change your direction right now.
Remember, strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you couldn’t.
No matter how much it hurts now, you have to hold your head up, grit your teeth, and keep going. In the end, consistent action speaks for itself. So focus diligently, work hard in silence, and let your success be your noise

Alive

imageThrough every life experience, especially those that force you to look fear and adversity in the face, you will gain strength, courage and confidence.
Stop when you must, take a deep breath…Make a pact with yourself and do the thing you once thought you couldn’t do.
Take another step, even when you feel too worn out or tired.
Find a reason to laugh even when you’re trying not to cry.
Trust yourself, even when your mind second-guesses your heart.
Dance, even when others refuse to hear the music.
Dream, even if you’re afraid of what they might bring.
Open the door of opportunity in front of you, even when you have no idea what’s behind it.
Every step and experience is what makes you the person you are now. Without this experience, you are an empty page, a blank journal, an unsung lyric.
What makes you alive is your willingness to live through today’s challenges and then hold your head up high tomorrow with hope and tenacity.