Today marks two weeks and four days (temporarily) living on the Isle of Tiree. Today is nothing ‘special’, it’s not a birthday, a holiday or a milestone. It’s the seven of July 2021, a Wednesday – a day I will never get back. I don’t know about you, but that’s pretty special, or at the very least, a crazy concept.
Let me tell you about my day.
I’m here with Jacob, my boyfriend (the handsome man in the pictures above). We’ve been together 8 months. You could say that we are perfect for each other. We have so much in common, between sport, health, interests, food, lifestyles, ambitions. We live a similar life.
I have had trouble in romantic relationships in my life, partially due to my own trauma and life experiences. I will never say that I didn’t play a part in these troubles, I did. It takes two to tango, as he would say. This current relationship was in the works for a while I think (thanks universe).
It is exactly what we have both needed for a while now. Through such a long period of struggle and after a certain ‘revelation’ in my life, I feel as though I can finally have a happy, healthy romantic relationship.
Let me tell you, this is big.
Why not celebrate the seventh of July and every day for that matter.
Anyway, we attempted surfing today, but the waves weren’t big enough. We went surfing yesterday at a beautiful beach called Ballevulin. It was a lot of fun. I have done very minimal surfing in my life. Jacob is incredible. Below, is a picture of this beach. I would show you a picture of the water but the pictures do not do it justice.
We also cleaned the house, went to the shops and watched the Purge. Those films are underrated, I’ve always enjoyed them. We made a bean curry for dinner with roasted vegetables and sweet potato chips.
I suppose what I’m trying to say in this week’s blog post is that we take each day for granted, no matter what takes place within these days. Whether you cleaned the house or started your dream job. Every day is special and I like to remind myself of this.
Every day I remind myself that I’m living right now and that I’ll never get these moments back. I think about how one day I’ll be 30, 40, 50. Who knows where I will be then.
All I am sure of is that we have now, nothing else is guaranteed. Who knows what might happen in 5 minutes? I love that about life. When I remind myself of these concepts, it makes me feel great, appreciative, alive, happy to be here, grateful to be here.
Life is hard in many ways and it will continue to be hard, forever. For me, it’s just how I decide to look at it. I am not fearful of pain or hurt. I understand that it is inevitable and I won’t spend my life worrying and preventing the inevitable.
I love every day, even when it’s difficult. I truly believe that this is a mindset.
People live through extreme challenge, some that many of us, including me, cannot comprehend. All I have is my perspective, a unique one and in many ways a sheltered one.
I don’t know what it is like to be you, or anyone other than myself. I really, truly hope that you can take something, or hopefully many things, positive from your life.
Difficult times cannot hold you back but make you stronger and wiser. This is cheesy, I know, but it’s true.
I am honoured to live this life and forever grateful for it.
Thank you for reading! I hope you enjoyed this type of post. Let me know in the comments below what you thought.
Mairi 🙂 x
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