I’m a bit sick of feeling like I’m just surviving life.

I want more. I want it to be better. I want to feel better while I’m doing it.

So 2018 is the year of beauty. The pursuit of beauty. A beautiful life that feels as good as it might look on social media and instagram. A relaxed life.

Too much to ask? Perhaps. But frankly, I’m going to try.

First step: 21 days of gratitude. I’m going to add to a blog every day for 21 days things that I feel grateful for and am lucky to have and enjoy in my life. I’m sure it won’t be hard. What’s hard is focussing on what’s good instead of what’s bad on a day by day, moment by moment basis.

But it’s more than gratitude for what I have. It’s being okay without what I don’t have. It’s getting rid of what I don’t need much of. It’s spending time with people who challenge and support me. It’s giving that support and kindness on to others.

A beautiful life does not seem easy. An average life seems easy. A reactive life seems easy. Choosing to live on purpose, to live according to a purpose, seems much harder.

But Frankly, My Dear, I don’t give a damn. I’m going to give it a go.