To be content

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I'm from the generation whose been told we can have it all, but really can we, and what does that mean to us and how do we except it? I'm not really sure you can have it all without something having to give elsewhere, but what I'm trying to focus on is being content in the life I have chosen.

Don't get me wrong-I'm not unhappy or anything remotely drastic or unpleasant, I just sometimes find myself wanting and looking for. Maybe I'm too unaccepting, I should stop looking for the next holiday, when we will find a house of our own, that bag I could buy if I saved up long enough. My train of thought needs to reroute; to take pleasure in the simple things, to be content. 

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The key, I think, is stop comparing ourselves with others (easier said than done right?)- admire people's instagrams and blogs etc but to not feel the pressure or expectation that you are missing out or miles behind them. Every person has their own milestones to hit and we all reach them at different points. The key is (and I'm taking a massive note from Michelle's recent post) to engage with ourselves, forget the bad days, laugh more often and manage life expectations much better. I want to feel more free and content in life, to switch my mind off every little thing and to go back to basics and enjoy the little things; dinners with friends, enjoying their company and not to stress about the mess, to enjoy the view of the top of the hill with two bounding dogs, to laugh often until my sides are sore, to just be...

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'If you don't like where you are, move. You are not a tree.'

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