I’ve always had a strong idea of what I want my life to look like but I’ve never really had a 5 or 10 year plan. I remember thinking from a young age that I just want to be happy every day. I do change my mind a lot and I like to change things up too which is probably why I live the freelance life but some days all I want to do is move away from London and open up a little Pilates studio and cafe by the ocean and have a routine. Then the next day I’m loving London life and the fact every day is so different. The world we live in today is fast paced, things change daily and so do we. If you change your goals or change your mind it doesn’t mean you don’t know who you are or what you want. I feel like I know exactly who I am and I love the fact that I don’t know where I’ll be or what I’ll be doing this time next year. So far it’s worked well and I’ve achieved and done things I never even dreamt I’d be doing 5 years ago so I’m just here to tell you don’t let a 5 year plan restrict you. Live everyday to the fullest and it’s okay to change your mind.
This does not mean that I am someone that just goes with the flow and has no structure to my life, my friends are always telling me how organised, focused and hardworking I am. It’s in my genes to want to succeed and strive for more but it’s certainly not because I have this 10 year living in a mansion, driving a range rover with 5 kids plan or travelling the world plan or owning a company plan. Money doesn’t drive me but everyday happiness does. But that’s not to say that if I’m desperate for money now, I wouldn’t know where to go. I go after what I want but it’s more about right now then looking forward to the future.
If you could create your perfect day what would it look like? My goal is that everyday I am happy, everyday I feel alive and I’m surrounded by creative positive wonderful people; I spend quality time with my partner, friends and family, I have time to take care of myself with good movement and food, I have time to do work I’m passionate about. If you treated yourself like a guest of honour in your own home how would you have breakfast, how would you make your bed, how would you present yourself? These are questions that I try to ask myself daily?
In an ever changing world we really don’t know what tomorrow could bring let alone 5 years so live for today. What are your everyday life goals? These are mine:
Everyday I want to:
Move, eat well, laugh, smile, breathe consciously, feel calm, hug my loved ones, get outdoors, do work I’m passionate about, feel organised, create a clutter free environment, have fresh flowers to smell and look at in my home, be pain free, enjoy my relationships, read and feel like I’m growing and learning, feel inspired and I want to feel rested, well and most most importantly content.
Love, Lottie x
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