SoftThistle Life

Making plans... ish

LifeMarylin2 Comments

I wouldn't change what's happened to me in the past. Sure there have been some pretty shit times, but each and every wrong turn I've taken has helped to shake who I am.
I am a firm believer that we learn from our mistakes. If we didn't we'd go through life treating people horribly. I don't want to be one of those people. I'm not one of those people. I think.
There are memories I look back at and cringe, but come on, who doesn't have memories like that?
You can either live in the past and wallow in your mistakes or you can move onwards and upwards.
Why shouldn't I look at the glass as half full? There are so many opportunities out there that are there for the taking - I just need to take that first step.
In january I am hoping to start a photoshop course across the road from me. Not only will I learn more about PS but I'll hopefully learn some like-minded people while I'm there.
I've found out that Perth college allow you to do entire degrees through the learning centre that's right here in my own town, so I'm looking into that for my future.
I'm taking the first steps to look at what I want to do with my life.
The first time I've truly sat down to think about all my options.
This time next year my oldest will have started school and the younger one will start nursery. That means more time for me to work on qualifications for my career. I have a vague idea about that at the moment... I am thinking ahead, without getting bogged down in all the details.
Those 5 year plans? They're great for having an idea of what you want but let's face it, you never know where you might be then. I hope I'll be driving by that point, and working towards a career, but I'm not going to set my heart on the future, I've learned not to expect everything to work out the way you think it will.
Five years ago from now I had just found out that I was going to be a mother for the first time. I was about to get married and I thought life would be great. Ah the innocence of a young mind.
I still wouldn't have changed it though, if I did I would never have had my beautiful boys, and they are beyond awesome.