03 January 2017

Welcome to 2017... To New Beginnings & Finding Happiness

Happy New Year! That came around rather quickly, didn't it?! For the past few months, my life has gone by in a complete blur.

In August, Dean and I separated. We tried to work things out, but we couldn't settle on compromises to make both of us happy. It happened rather abruptly and was quite a shock, although things hadn't been right for some time. I've gone through every single emotion imaginable since then, and although I still can't quite believe it, I know I have to pick myself up and move on.
Everything following that heart-breaking moment happened very quickly; I moved back to Scotland to live with my parents, I got a new job, had a coastal break with my parents to de-stress, I got a puppy, turned 27, my parents sold their house and moved to a lovely old farmhouse in the countryside, where I am now residing in a static caravan at the bottom of the garden! Oh, and then there was Christmas, which I was unusually unprepared for.

Throughout all of this, my family and closest friends have been a huge support and comfort to me. Without them, I wouldn't be where I am today. I still have a hell of a lot to conquer, but I'm taking things one step at a time.

Unfortunately, with working full time, moving house and Christmas preparations, life has been rather hectic recently. My main goal for 2017 is to slow down, enjoy the simple things and embrace a slower pace of living. I really hope I can stick to these goals, as they will make life much easier and calmer.

Obviously, my blog became less of a priority during the past few months, which you may have noticed, but I am really missing regular blogging and will endeavour to get back to it promptly!

I hope you all had an enjoyable Christmas and New Year and I wish you all the best for the year to come. Fingers crossed it's a good one! I still believe that everything happens for a reason and that there is true and eternal happiness out there for everyone.
Love,
Emma xxx

10 comments:

  1. I wouldn't be where I am post break-up without my family and friends either. The rollercoaster of emotions are just...I don't know, there was just nothing predictable about it even though ultimately I knew it was for the best. Sorry you had to go through that as well. Sending lots of love xx

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    1. Thanks so much, Laura. It's an awful thing to have to go through. xxx

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  2. Hi Emma, I'm a silent lurker and just enjoy reading your blog on my phone when I have a few minutes, but I appreciate your honesty (I was wondering where you were) and am sending you big hugs and love from afar. Please keep posting, I love your writing and your views H xxxx

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, Henrietta. I promise I'll be posting more content soon! :) xxx

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  3. Hi Emma.
    I'm so sorry to hear about your break up. I was wondering why you'd been quiet on the blog front (avid reader over here) but that's totally understandable. You're right, things more than likely do happen for a reason, and you never know what's around the corner!! Wishing you lots of love & happniess for 2017.
    Claire.X
    www.clairemac.co.uk

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    1. Thank you, Claire. Hopefully this year will bring me new adventures. :) xxx

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  4. I was also wondering what happened seeing you were all of a sudden back in Scotland. Chin up and hope you have a very happy 2017. Sometimes things just take a little longer to settle but they will, I promise :)

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  5. Hi Emma! I was so sorry to hear about your separation with Dean and I admire your courage through it. You deserve to be happy, and maybe this will be a new chapter for you. I’m glad you have loved ones around you who support you, which I’m sure is a comfort and your words about everything happens for a reason touched me. I love your New Year goals too and I wish you success with them! :-) xx

    Helen | Helens Fashion & Beauty Blog

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