I am enough…

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At the start of July I spent a week in Scotland, volunteering as a Team Mate on Over the Wall’s Scotland camp for children with serious illnesses. Over the next few days I will be writing more about my experience of camp and what I have learnt but this seemed the perfect place to start.

I learnt a very important lesson at camp – I am enough. I am good enough to chase after my dreams, to make a difference in peoples lives and I am worthy enough of friendship, love and happiness.

On the last night our Team Leader asked us to write down a fear we had at the start of camp, both the campers and volunteers and asked us if anyone wanted to share. At that moment I wasn’t ready to share but I am now. My fear before camp was that I wouldn’t be enough. That I wouldn’t be good enough for camp, that I wouldn’t be able to support the campers like they needed, that I wouldn’t be as good as the other volunteers as I am not as loud and confident as them. How wrong was I?

Learning as much as I did wouldn’t have been possible without the support of the amazing Blue Girls volunteer team who not only encouraged and allowed me to be myself but reassured me that what I was doing was important and that my individuality was needed. I felt safe to try new things, push myself out of my comfort zone, sing silly songs as we walked around camp whilst wearing face paint and have the most fun I have ever had. A huge thank you to you all and to all of the Over the Wall volunteers and staff I met that week.

Please check back over the next few days to see more of the exciting adventures of camp and how it has changed my outlook on life. We can all do whatever we want to do and be who we want to be. But most importantly always remember to do whatever makes you happy and that you are always enough.

P.S. Always remember – You are amazing!

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Day 6/100 of Summer Happy

11414555_10152795955497062_1107478399_nSaturday was the happiest of days and I just know there are many more of these happy days to come. Around lunchtime I met up with some beautiful friends. We sat together, drank hot chocolate and chatted and I left feeling lighter, almost as if some of the stress I’ve been feeling had been taken away. Sometimes time with friends can fix us and this was one of those times ❤

In the afternoon I spent some happy time walking around town and shopping. I had to resist the urge to buy lots of blue bits for Over the Wall camp! I can’t believe that it is less than 4 weeks until I will be in Scotland… scary and exciting!

In the evening I was sent the quote above: ‘Neither look forward where there is doubt, nor backward where there is regret. Look inward, and ask not is there anything outside that you want, but is there anything inside that you have not yet unpacked’. I love quotes and little bits of inspiration like this. It helps me to remember who I am and what I want in life. Check out my Goals page for some of the things I would like to achieve this year 🙂

If you could do anything, what would it be? And what is stopping you? Would love to know your thoughts, please share them in the comments section below.

P.S. Always remember – You are amazing!