Thursday 29th December 2016
One thing that has really helped me is my friends. I am very lucky to have some really great friends some I have known for a longtime and others I have only just met this year.
I have found this year that I have made more friends and met so many more people than I would normally. One thing I realise is that more people understand what I have been going through this year because they are living with similar life struggles too.
My journey has opened up so many conversations because a lot of people are battling the same journey.
My friends this year have all been a great encouragement to me. Having people believing I can do it makes me believe it too.
To know that my friends are behind me giving me a pat on the back has been such an encouragement this year.
I have had people help by making me homemade soups, helping me exercise, cooking me dinner, making special food just for me. They have put up with me being grumpy, especially at the beginning of the year, and a whole lot more. I am so grateful for some great friends.
Over the last few days I have told you about all the people who have helped me which shows how important it is to have good support.
If you are wanting to go down a similar route next year it is important to have that support network because it is a vital part of your success.
Everyone has someone they can ask for help, whether it’s a spouse, one of your kids, a friend or even a neighbour.
I have been told in the past it’s a sign of weakness to ask for help but one thing I have realised is that it is actually a sign of strength. It takes a really strong person to admit that they need to change and need help to do so.
So never be afraid to ask for help – it might just be thefirst step to a better life.