What The Last 3 Years
Have Taught Me
This post is a paid for advertorial in collaboration with Thomas Sabo.
The last three years have been more than I could have ever dreamed for them to be, both professionally and personally. From experiencing the highs and lows of creating my own brand to becoming engaged to the man of my dreams, and from grieving the loss of loved ones to seeking out our very first home - they've truly been some of the most important in my life.
Yes there have been many milestones, both self imposed and those thrown upon me by society, but more important than all those things, I finally feel like I've grown to be an adult. Some of you may be thinking at almost 30 of course I'm an adult, but in reality it isn't that 18th or 21st birthday, that really signifies your foray into adulthood. For me it's the self realisation that the changes you've experienced throughout your life, have offered you the ability to learn as you've grown.
I've always felt it's the experiences and the unique transformations you go through in life, that mould who you are and the last three years of mine, have done just that. Society may tell you it's time to be an adult and you may well feel that you've arrived at any age but the last few years have allowed me to find myself and really become the woman I wanted to be.
But what have all these things taught me? Losing and gaining friends, experiencing new chapters of my relationship, improving my work/life balance and even my style maturing over the years, these are the things that have transformed me into the adult I am today. I don't wear the brands or the styles that I would have done 3 years ago, and yet three years is barely all that much time at all. And I've also found new amazing friends and fallen apart from others along the way; but that is just the way of life. A year can see huge changes, and 3 of them have seen me become the woman I always wanted to be.
I've never felt like an adult or felt ready to handle the things life has thrown my way, but just because I didn't feel ready doesn't mean I didn't succeed when I tried. Perhaps I should've given myself a little more credit along the way and realised every step was as important as the last, even if it felt like it was a step backwards. The entire journey was part of my growth and all the changes I made and encountered allowed me to find myself - to become a woman.
This is 2019 me. This is almost 30 me. This is adult me.
Over the years, pieces of jewellery have always been those special somethings that celebrate and symbolise the many milestones in our lives. Birthdays, graduations, Mother's Day or simply recognising and congratulating the people you love, when they deserve it the most. Thomas Sabo's new Paradise Colours range is the perfect embodiment of change, of transformation and of looking for the deeper meaning in our lives - the perfect match for the growth I've unknowingly embraced over the last 3 years. The collection revolves around the beautiful hand-crafted Dragonfly that represents what it is to evolve and what that may mean for your journey right now.
As I approach so many things to celebrate and learn from this year, it dawns on me that each of my experiences symbolise my journey to becoming an adult and one that feels far more prepared to handle life as it progresses. You can never fully know what's just around the corner but you can celebrate the maturing of your unique relationship with yourself and those around you along the way. The Paradise Colours collection made of hand-set stones and vibrant enamel, mimics the unique changes we face with it's individually crafted pieces. The abalone mother-of-pearl adds the most special of touches to the range and instantly brightens the modern designs in the range.
If you want to celebrate change and the vibrancy it brings to life, you can shop the Thomas Sabo Paradise Colours collection here and check out the beautiful Love Anchor, Tree of Love, Heritage and collections with complimentary engraving too.