What I thought would be a terrifying, unsettling period of change is actually turning into the best periods of my life.

Just 6 short months ago I was dumped in the most humiliating way possible by the man I thought I was going to spend the rest of my life with, the father of my child and who I thought was my best friend.  How wrong I was!  Then just this month the job I have held for four years, loved and hated in equal measures over this time period also decided our relationship had run it's course.  Harsh, I hear you cry however both of these life changing experiences have been the making of me. 

Yes at first I was angry, bitter, revengeful the whole nine yards then I met a lady that showed me that all this is actually a blessing.  She made you remember the old me, the me that wouldn't let anyone bring me down or tell me I couldn't do something.  That lady was me. 

One particularly emotionally miserable day, I took a long hard look at myself in the mirror and said "Anthea, is this the type of mother/role model you want to be for your daughter?  A woman that cries daily over a man who has more issues than Vogue and a job that didn't really appreciate you anyway"  The answer came loud and clear...No I did not!

Don't get me wrong, I didn't suddenly burst in to a rendition of "I will Survive"  nor do I start burning photos of us together. 

I simply made a plan...

1) Work on my self development

2) Be brave and start working for myself like I've always wanted to 

3) Surround myself with positive people 

4) Never give up

Nothing to groundbreaking however it is manageable and achievable for me, I can stay focused and stick to it. Now don't get me wrong, it didn't all fall into place overnight.  I have had to work on certain points more than others at times however the overall plan is making huge, life changing, positive changes for me.

So, that's a taster of me and the things to come in this blog spot of mine.  For more detailed information on my journey take a look at my personal blog https:/www.stepstochangenow.wordpress.com 

In the meantime time feel free to comment on this article, you never know I might just take it on board!

Until next time...