A Whole New World

Life is funny isn’t it. You can never predict the twists and turns it’ll take!

For instance, if someone told the 21 year old version of me that in 8 years time I’d be living nearly 200 miles from home with a whole new family, I’d most likely laugh in their face.

That’s not to say that I’ve ever been the type of person to have a step by step plan for my life; that’s not me. I’m more of a roll with the punches, let’s see where life takes us kind of girl. Hence why I rarely give a firm no to anything, I’m more like hmm let’s give it a try and see what happens.

But since my latest life change I’ve realised that rolling with the punches isn’t always as easy and breezy as it seems, it can be super overwhelming. But people rarely ever talk about this whole adjustment period!

After marriage, adjusting to new people and creating a whole new routine from scratch is hard. There’s no two ways about it. There’s no magic wand you can wave to fast forward time until you’re settled in and comfortable, it takes time and effort from all sides.

Most days are great and I feel like I’m fully in my element and know exactly what I’m doing, but occasionally the slightest thing, like not knowing which plate to put my sabji in, will knock me for six and I’ll sit there feeling like a lost lamb, uncertain and alone. It’s like being on an emotional roller coaster, I’m just out here trying to avoid getting whiplash!

Although it’s still early days, so far the experience has taught me that I’m not as easy going as I assumed I was haha. I like things to be a certain way, I need a routine and I need to feel like I’m contributing, not being a hindrance.

But it’s also taught me that I can adapt to new people and build relationships very quickly – much quicker than I thought I would!

At the end of the day this is all just part of the game that we call life, and everyday we have the opportunity to better ourselves and learn something new. I know that as long as I stay connected to my faith and keep my intentions positive and pure, I’ll stay grounded and content. Here’s to unlocking the best version of me! #Sharan2.0

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