This time two years ago I was unemployed.
Sometimes I forget how lucky I am. Sometimes I moan about being single, or get jealous because things are happening for other people and I want those things to happen to me; some people may call that selfish but I think it is natural for people to feel like this.
At that point I stop to look at what I have in my life. I write an amazing and unique column for an award winning newspaper, I have supportive family, I have been lucky in the sense that I didn’t have to try too hard when I moved from Nottingham to London just under 2 years ago to make friends because the people I already knew welcomed me with open arms and I now count them as some of my best friends (Asjad, Rita, Ush, Mala I’m talking about you).
I recently attended the premiere of Disney’s Million Dollar Arm and it was a wonderful and inspiring film based on true life events about the two first Indian baseball players who get signed by an American team. The film stars Jon Hamm (Madmen), Suraj Sharma (Life of Pi) and Madhur Mittal (Slumdog Millionaire). It is released at the end of August so please do check it out!
Now if you know me I love celebs! So when I tell you I was sitting in front of Tommy Sandhu (whom my niece absolutely loves) behind Kulvinder Ghir, close to Meera Syal and Shobhu Kapoor.. I mean I was absolutely overwhelmed. Inside I will always be that girl from a suburb in Nottingham whom dared to dream and lives life without regrets.
If I do something and it doesn’t work out then fine, if I fall in love and my heart gets broken then it doesn’t mean I won’t love again BUT whatever happens we must never forget to be thankful for what we have and never stop believing in our own strengths. I have some fantastic things to look forward to and a life which if certain things had happened, well, then I wouldn’t be where I am today.
Lets take a moment to be thankful. x