@abigailmxlton_ is just the best ♥️
My grandad would have been 90 today, and although he died when I was still a child every year on this day I think ‘what would I say to him, and what advice would he give me now?’ Last year, he would have told me off. I had made some awful decisions and overall was not acting the way a Melrose would act. However, I honestly think he’d be proud of me now. Firstly, I’m independent of a relationship and I’m not struggling in the slightest to cope. I have a stable job, in a stable industry, nothing particularly over-the-top exciting but there we go. Then there’s the trips I’m planning. That’s the good bit. Gramps travelled often, living in several countries, raising my mum and aunt (RIP) into many different cultures. After the RAF he continued to explore, and when he was dying he told me to explore, too. See the world. Live. Because we all wonder what life should be like or ask ourselves ‘what if’ on a regular basis, I’m not doing that any more. I’m acting on things I want to do, and I’m not scared to live any more. I’m excited to do everything and anything I possibly can to be able to tell my grandchildren what my grandad told me: ‘I regret nothing’. This gate, like my past, is locked, closed, and put behind me. I look forward to asking myself what Gramps would say to me in a years time.
I used to say ‘oh I can’t believe how quick this week has gone’ but honestly (and thankfully) this week has gone at a perfect pace. I’m not living for anyone else any more, I can do things in my own time and in my own way. I’ve booked a trip to Paris with three of the most amazing women you could ever meet, I’m planning ahead for Africa, Asia and Australia (my AAA Adventure). I lost a part of my soul, but I found me again, and I can not be more grateful. 2019... I’m ready.
this place never fails to be absolutely stunning
what a year that was! I’ve been lucky enough to explore the U.K., Denmark, Sweden, Portugal, Spain, Austria and Hungary. I’ve had a tough year with finding a job I’m happy with, but going into 2019 I know I’m exactly where I should be for now. No, I’m not where I want to be quite yet, but I know I’m on the right path. • I don’t have resolutions; but I do have lessons. 1) don’t make a plan, let plans find you. Follow them. Embrace the journey. 2) do NOT get cooped up, if you’re happy where you are in your life then that’s great, keep going. 3) sometimes you may think you’ve got it right, you’ve figured it all out, but take a step back, ask yourself ‘what am I worth?’ and go from there, because you should never accept what you think you deserve, you should let yourself grow and develop as a person and find someone who’s willing to do that along side you. 4) just be happy, and kind. Always. 🥰 happy new year, everyone. Here’s to 2019!
merry christmas you filthy animals
Christmas walks 🎄
I’m gonna be okay x
It’s amazing what you find on the beach 🌊
Winter walks and muddy paws
Winter doesn’t change the beauty of the sea.
Mid-week sea walks 🌊
Devon, you’re beautiful.
Anniversary walk ♥️