My 40th year……..

My 40th year……..

Where to start….I have attempted to blog before, about ten years ago when Andy and I went to work in Nepal for a year. I did have some really positive comments but didn’t keep it up for very long.

I turn 40 this year.  I joined the military at 16 and ever since leaving the Army (over 10 yrs ago) I have strived to find challenges to fill the big gap that left in my life. My life changed dramatically after having my first child. I went from travelling the world, living and working in exciting places to living in a small village in Scotland far away from friends and family, and not working. I have since been working in school sport (part time) for the last 8 years. My earnings are less now than they have ever been……all first world problems if I look at it that way. However, I am not sad about anything I have just written. I have no regrets about any decisions I have made. Everything that has happened in my life has brought me to this point and I am probably the most content and happy I have been my whole life. It has taken me a while (about 40 yrs!!) to work through things in my head and make peace with certain ambitions and desires, but I now know what is important in life (for me). It isn’t possessions or a big house, the latest car, beauty treatments or the trendiest clothes. It is my family and friends and the adventures we have together, making the most of the beautiful place we live in and enjoying each other and the time we have together.

I have decided to write another blog as I take on a new challenge in my life –  giving up a permanent job and a certain income for a concept and dream that I have been thinking about for some time. I am not sure if taking this leap of faith into the unknown will work out but I am certain that this is something that I absolutely have to do.

8 responses to “My 40th year……..”

  1. If you try and fail, at least you have the satisfaction of knowing you gave it a shot.
    If you don’t try, you’ll never know and will forever wonder what if…
    If you try and succeed, then… 🙂

    Good luck Em, whatever you decide.

    Matt x

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  2. Emily, you are doing what is true to your heart and that leap, albeit scary, is also extremely exciting. We never know what is around the corner for us and i know oh so well how important it is to be brave, to be true and to go out and live life with the focus of family and true friendship at the forefront. Go you lady!

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  3. Hi Emily. I have a very good friend on the Isle of Bute who did exactly what you are doing about eighteen months ago. She has your passion and enthusiasm for life and it has worked for her.
    Go for it and you will succeed whatever you do.

    Sue Marshall

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