2018…..lets go!

Yes it’s another 2018 post….now we have addressed that let’s get down to it! I’m not normally a new year new me kinda gal…so I’m setting goals and aims instead!

January is a month of ‘new things’ for me! I’m getting new hair, starting a new gym and oh yeah….A NEW JOB!!!! I’ve had my hair cut shorter so it healthier for when I go lighter/blonder. I’m finally getting back into the gym after a few health issues (I will vlog about this so keep checking the channel) and finally, I leave my job and branch into the world of travel!

First goal….A new job can be nervous enough, let alone stepping into an industry I know very little about. I have been to 3 countries in my whole life but decided to go for it and try something different. I went for a job I had no experience in but thought it sounded like an amazing career! I had 3 interview stages and literally screamed on the train when I had the phone call to congratulate me! And then the nerves set in! Was I good enough, why chose me? And finally can I do this?! And YES, yes I can and my goal is to excel at this and embrace the change.

Second goal….Gym. Getting back and getting healthy again. I’m not over weight and I know that, if anything it’s more for my mental health and the social side of things, so this week I’m going back and hoping to smash it and keep going and to try the classes and help to improve my health and maybe even take up yoga again!

Third goal….Social media. Yes I said it and call me shallow but hear me out…. I mean my blog and YouTube side of things. I want to keep blogging and expand my YouTube and keep making content and videos and growing! Search for me on YouTube: rio corbett and come and join my family and journey!

4th goal….Qualifications. This year I will complete a mental health awareness course. This qualification will be so beneficial not only for myself but so I can help others. Whether it be professionally or by helping family and friends. I know it will help me to help people and that’s a pretty cool qualification and ability to have if you ask me!

5th and final goal….Holiday. I’m really hoping this year will be the year me and olli have a holiday! We haven’t been away together for 5 years due to work and other issues so I’m hoping this year will be our year and we get away.

Let me know any goals/aims you guys have…and how you are going to smash them! Let’s do this….

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C h a n g e……

So 2016 has been the second biggest change to my life (olli was kinda a big deal so he is number one!) but this year I’ve had 2 health diagnosis’ and had to make a lot of unwanted and/or necassry adjustments and changes to my life. 

This year my health went down hill and hospital for a while was a monthly occurrence, but it’s luckily all under control to a certain extent, but it helped me realise that life is too short and whilst I’m not currently dying and I appreciate I could have a lot worser conditions it hit me that maybe I should do what I want and be who I want. And that lead me to blog, and to ‘go for it’

Confidence. Now I don’t have much, at all, but I took a massive leap this year confidence wise. I started this blog, got a second job and really tried to be me. And I realsied it’s ok to not be ok and to reach out to people who may be feeling that way. 

Goals. This year I have a few goals, and I will get them as smash them. I want to drive again, and get back my license (which I surrendered for medical reasons), I want to keep developing myself as a person, keep meeting new people, and get an amazing camera to further my blog and social media ambitions. 

I’m not afraid to say this year has changed me as I’ve met some lovely new people in both my jobs, met some lovely people through blogging, and I’ve also met some people who have been lessons to me and for all of that I’m thankful.

Thanks 2016, you been an uphill year, but here’s to 2017 and more blessings and lessons 🥂

Hope you all have an awesome 2017 and smash whatever goals/targets/resolutions you may have 💫

O k ……

‘Its ok not to be ok’ a saying I’ve only recently come across and have never agreed with something so much! It’s something that can relate to all ages, and a lot of situations. 

Today we feel under so much pressure to be ‘ok’ and if we aren’t ok, or feel down for a while, we are told to ‘snap out of it’ and move on. But nobody says that’s it ok to not be ok and it’s ok to need help or a chat. The biggest and bravest step is to ask admit you aren’t ok and aren’t afraid to say it. 

This is a very personal post for me as I have so much respect to people who talk about their feelings and if they going through a tough time. Asking for help is always seen as a sign of weakness when in my eyes, it’s the bravest thing to do. I’ve been there, a big life change happened and I wasn’t ok and felt that I was wrong for having this cloud over my head. Mental health is so important but hardly spoken about and that needs to change! Counselling is not a shameful thing, nor is it for ‘nutters’ as I heard once! And when you attach that stigma it’s no wonder people feel like they can’t reach out and ask. 

I have to say that yes, some things can be helped/changed by having a chat or 2 with a friend but sometimes the issues are bigger, like anxiety or a mental health issue, and you need specialist help. I’ve been there, I didn’t want to leave the house or socialise and I just felt so hideous and ugly. And it took a while for me to realise that this wasn’t how I wanted to feel forever and that I needed help and needed support to over come this. I had never even thought of a counsellor and never even knew what they could do!? Like a lot of people, I had never needed one or felt like I needed help. But I did, and I got it and I’m not healed or changed by any means. But I’m better! I have learnt to fake the hell out of being confident and how to act in anxious situations and control things so I don’t go back down that hole.

So now I would say currently, yes I’m ok. But when I do have my moments or days, I remember that it’s ok to not be ok and I am only human.