Sometimes inspiration comes from the strangest places.
This week I was inspired, moved and motivated by the students with whom I work alongside. They have their whole lives ahead of them and I see them working towards their future every day. It makes me want to be better. A better teacher. A better wife. A better mother. A better person. They inspire me to dream and work towards my goals. Be it trying to get fit, battling my PCOS, working on a hobby or, most importantly, paving out a wonderful life for Noah, they remind me that I can achieve anything.
Thirty-one might be old by some standards, but I too have my life ahead of me to do whatever I want.
We shouldn’t let anyone tell us that we’re too old to change or to evolve. I’ve been guilty of that recently when I forbid my amazing, cool and quirky Mam from getting a tattoo. Her friends have recently got them, and she said she wants one too. I thought she was being ridiculous. But am I the ridiculous one? Who is it affecting? Nobody! So Mam, if you want a tattoo I’ll come with you while you get it. Don’t let anyone hold you back.
At awards evening this week one of our amazing sixth form students stood in front of a hall full of people and recited the poem, Magic Carpet. It really resonated with me. I’ve been toying with the idea of pursuing a new project, or hobby, which will only better our life. Something was holding me back. Nerves. I don’t take enough risks. Now is the time to change. I want to do something for myself, earn some pocket money to help give Noah the best life possible. I’m going to get on that magic carpet and see where it takes me!