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Tuesday, 20 March 2018


As someone who suffers with bouts of depression, I find it really easy to get swallowed up by the negative things in life.  When problems arise or I'm having a bad week, such as the one that I just had, I often forget about the things I have that are good, the positive moments and how I'm actually quite lucky in the grand scheme of things. And that is basically all this post is. A way of reminding myself that I have plenty to be grateful for.

I have a roof over my head

Homelessness is still very much on the rise and, even though I would very much like somewhere to call my own, I'm very fortunate to actually have somewhere to call home. Even if we were kicked out of here tomorrow I would more than likely find somewhere else to go, something a lot of people don't have and a reason why some of the homeless end up on the streets in the first place.

I have some wonderful friends

Many people have come and gone from my life over the years. Some ditched me, I ditched some and there's friends who I simply drifted away from. My current circle mean a lot to me and I feel very much in tune with them. They listen to what I have to say, comfort me when I need it and call me out on my bullshit if they have to. Even though I have days where I feel all alone, I know that I'm not.

I've been consistently in work for 10 years

There have been two separate occasions now where I should have ended up unemployed and I didn't. When I handed in my notice at my full time job to go back to college I more or less walked straight into a part time position at a different shop, and when I had to quit another full time job when my car decided to die on me (maybe I was just never meant to work full time...) I was allowed back into my old job. Lucky probably isn't a strong enough word to describe it.

I get at least one day a weekend off

I know a lot of people get their weekends off, but I work in retail where getting Saturday and Sunday off all the time is a rarity. Because I always get my Saturdays and most of my Sundays off, I get to stay more involved at wrestling training. I stay in the loop, see how people are progressing and I get to socialise with some of the people I care about the most.

I have a car

Although I have had periods whilst I've had my licence of being car-less, as of right now I have a car. Most of my friends live at least 20 miles away and I have to get myself to wrestling and back, so I'm actually very fortunate that I can drive, despite my car being an old banged up KA.

What are you grateful for this week?

Stacey Rose xx

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