Reasons to be Cheerful – Easter Monday


It’s not hard to write a Happy Mondays post today. I’ve had the most wonderful Easter weekend. I got to spend it with my family, dear friends and someone very special. I didn’t do anything out of the ordinary – I ate great food, caught a movie, walked the dog, drank gin and danced, laughed A LOT. Just the stuff I try to do on any Bank Holiday. Except it didn’t feel like a special occasion – it felt normal. Like this is just how my life is going to be from now on, and it feels really good. The sun even shone (a bit). Oh, and CHOCOLATE. Chocolate, like, everywhere!

It’s strange, looking back at my ‘Happy Mondays’ post one year ago, when I was really in crisis mode, and seeing just how much life has changed since then, in ways I never could have predicted. Even just looking at posts from 3 months ago, when I was desperately trying to paste a brave face over all that insecurity and angst about where my life was headed, seems crazy. Back then it really felt like there was no way out, but things turned a corner so quickly. It really makes me realise that however bad things seem to get, there is always something better waiting on the horizon if you can just be patient. Good things really do come to those who wait.

Of course, it also helps that I’m writing this from my sofa, with my feet up, a snoozing pup in my lap and Gossip Girl on Netflix (I know, how 2007 of me…). I’m absolutely dreading work tomorrow and I know I’ve got a tough week ahead, but these days all that seems more manageable now. It really feels like everything is going to be okay, and that’s been a long time coming.

Wow, that turned out to be a slush-fest, didn’t it! I better stop now before I’m tempted to start with the inspirational quotes and pictures of rainbows or something. Happy Easter everyone, hope you feel as blessed as me this year, and if not, at least you got to eat chocolate for brekkie!



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