- a feeling of expectation and desire for a particular thing to happen.
This week I’ve realised how important it is to have HOPE in your head and heart.
I have been thinking back to when I used to live in London, where I worked amazing jobs for world-leading magazines.
My career gave me access to cool things every week (without fail, it was every week for 5 years straight); film premieres, fashion launches, music events, festivals, wine tastings and beyond.
If I wasn’t loving life at a work thing, it was a ~London thing~ keeping me busy … I had something lined up pretty much every night and used to joke that ”weekends start on a Tuesday!” because I was never home.
I would ”recover on Sunday and Monday” then go again, relentless.
I consistently enjoyed the moment and had huge HOPES for what was next. Because there was always, always something to get excited about.
Travel and working away (Jan 2014 – Feb 2016, before stopping in Bondi) brought me the same feeling in different ways.
Where to next?. Would I go solo or with a buddy?. Who would I meet on the way?. What would I see?. Would I stay for a long time or just a GOOD time?! …
The idea of newness, something fresh, someone fun or days ahead filled with adventure was everything.
I had no idea what lay before me but I wasn’t scaredddddd!. I had HOPE for what was next.
I realised this week I have lived with HOPE of what’s coming for pretty much all of my life.
And when that HOPE appears to hide in me as I let ‘real life’, ‘adulting’ and ‘settling in one place phobia’ take over that’s when you’ll find me in the dumps.
Because sometimes I forgot that even when you have a shit day, week, month – there is always HOPE for better things ahead.
Right now. I have some ~major life dreams~ lined up before the year is out.
But I don’t have BIG things a-go-go every weekend, and certainly not every night because 1. WINTER 2. I’m saving for my dreams 3. Running is life 4. Of course; you don’t actually have to have massive things planned 24/7 to be looking forward to your days.
Whatever your situation: Think positive, be smiley, be sunny and don’t forget to be a little patient while you’re waiting for your next awesome day, trip or person to cross your path …
What is meant for you won’t pass you.
Until then keep that HOPE alive in your belly.
Thank you for reading, Happy Friday!