Let me paint you a little picture, I’m driving home from work on at 12pm on a Saturday, the radio is on relatively loud and Pharrel Williams ‘Happy’ is blasting out of the speakers. I’m singing along at the top of my lungs, fingers tapping away at the steering wheel when all of a sudden I get this lovely warm, contented, fuzzy feeling along with the realisation that ‘I am happy’.
Now I’ve always known I’m happy, but I’ve never really thought about it before, it’s just something I am. But do you know I am, I am really f*****g happy.
I am well and truly blessed to have a fabulous husband, we laugh together a lot, have very similar interests, the same goals in life and he holds me up when times get tough (there have been a few of those lately). We are by no means a perfect couple, we bicker and argue and irritate each other in equal measure but he makes me ridiculously happy.
It goes without saying that Luca makes me happy. He makes me laugh everyday with his cheeky personality and blossoming sense of humour, we are going to continue to have tons of fun as he grows and his humour does too. He is relatively well behaved, but he’s a toddler so of course he comes with his challenges at times. The pride that swells within me for this little man knows no bounds, which in turn makes me happy. He also makes me happy as he has increased my confidence in many ways, when he is with me I feel like I could conquer the world and I feel like being a mum is the only thing in my life that I know I am good at.
I am happy because I have an awesome family. My mum and dad are ridiculously supportive of me and my family. They are always there to lend a hand whenever we may need one and I simply love them to pieces. As a family we all congregate at my parents most weekends and spend the days laughing and usually causing chaos in some way or another. My little brother also makes me happy, he has a wicked sense of humour, is always up for a laugh and is a fabulous uncle who I can already trust completely to look after Luca if I need him.
I have three amazing friends. One who happens to by my brothers girlfriend but is now a really good friend of mine. She helps me immensely with Luca so I can work, we have so much fun together and she would do anything for my family and vice versa. Friend no2 is a friend from university, we bonded over our love for horses and have never looked back. She also helps look after Luca for me so I can work and visits us at least once a week even if it’s only for a flying coffee. She is so funny and we are both heading on the same career path so support each other in that battle. My final amazing friend I don’t see as often as the other two, she is such a busy bee but when we do it’s like I’ve seen her as a often as the others, and she is a loyal, reliable, caring friend. I feel lucky to have not one friend like this but 3! They all make me happy in equal measure and when we are all together it’s just carnage. (I do have other friends but these 3 are the best ones!)
I currently have two jobs, my weekday part time job and then my Saturday morning job. I like my weekday job but I adore my Saturday job. I feel immensely lucky to be accepted into a family and trusted to care for, teach and nurture their child for 2 hours every week. Furthermore I feel lucky that this family is such a lovely family that I feel comfortable just sitting and chatting over coffee with the mum. The little boy I work with is simply adorable and I’m proud of just how far he has progressed since I began working with him. Even though I’d love for this to be my only job, just being a part of his journey makes me happy.
I am happy that I seem to have found the best childminders on the face of the planet. Seriously, I never feel guilty for dropping Luca off for the day as I know he is in more than capable hands and he relishes his time spent there. They are absolutely fabulous and having this confidence in them obviously helps with the happiness I feel.
Finally I know how lucky we are that we don’t struggle for anything, we are living comfortably within our means, in a very cute little rented flat, with our two house rabbits. We can afford to treat ourselves a little each month whilst still saving for our own place, surrounded by friends and family we love and cherish, and we are having the most fun we possibly can squeeze out of life. By no means is our life plain sailing at the moment, in fact there are quite a few big things going on in our life that could make me very unhappy if it wasn’t for all the above things that counteract them.
So basically, in a nut shell, I’m a very happy lady!