For as long as I can remember I've enjoyed writing. Whether if I'm good or not, well.. That, I don't really know. The more you do something you're bound to get better at it, right? It's nice to be able to jot down your thoughts and express how you're feeling at that moment, then look back down the road. Why do I bring this all up? Well, we have had some more chattier posts than typical here on the blog! Today is following in suit, so settle in!

It's pretty cool how things just kind of hit you.

I was playing around with this cute filter on Instagram (can you even with the pumpkins?) and as I was moving trying to get more of the foliage in the background I caught a glimpse of something that made me stop. I was able to see my life and hard work appear in the background and made me literally stop and go, whoa. This is my life. 

When you're in the middle of living your life you can see it, but not see it. What's the saying, seeing the forest for the trees? I see the big picture of what my life currently is, was, and see it becoming... But sometimes you forget to truly look and see what your life is. Not for what the day to day is, but remember when you dreamed of having what you have now and appreciating it. 

In that background, I caught a glimpse of my house's potential becoming a reality. That reality I saw and knew it could be, and a car that I never thought I'd have. These goals that I hoped to have but was a pinch-me moment to see them there and know they were mine. A year ago, and a hell of a lot further back, my life was very different. I was working towards the life I had imagined for myself, enjoying where I was at but knowing there was more for me. And where I'm at now, it's like I've reached that first level of that life. 

The past few weeks, and past few months really, have been a big 'ol learning curve for me of growth. I suppose any period of time is... But this was like a crash course, and I am eternally grateful for it. 

This time has pushed me to learn more about myself and what it is that I truly want, to grow through the non-fun times. Which led to realigning with that vision and putting myself first. And once I did that, it was almost overnight there was a shift. It's incredible when you can see that happen but can feel that change. Everything that I have wanted is coming true and happening before my eyes. I'm so grateful for everything that has happened, the opportunities that have come my way (and continue to), and most importantly I'm grateful for those that helped nudge me to get here. A nice little mix of those that have encouraged and been a support system; and those that didn't even realize how much they helped me. Funny enough it's sometimes the ones that don't know they pushed you to make a choice and a change helps you more than the support system. Life's funny, isn't it?

Here's to learning, growing, and leveling up!
Thanks for reading!!
Leah xx


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