You Don’t Know What You Have ‘Til It’s Gone

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“Don’t it always seem to go,
That you don’t know what you’ve got til its gone”  – Joni Mitchell

It’s been a while since my last post. However, in the time between getting inspiration (which has been lacking at the moment!) and writing a new post, something happened to Never Settle which changed the way I think about it.

I won’t go into specifics, but last Sunday, for a few sudden hours, Never Settle (seemingly) ceased to exist on the internet.

Now – for any technical person you’re going to wonder why on earth I thought what I did, but this weekend,  I genuinely thought I’d lost this whole blog.

Not realising that the reason was perfectly logical and easily fixed, I thought that Never Settle was gone and never coming back. And I was surprisingly distraught by the idea.

It was only then that it sunk in how much Never Settle means to me – after all –  it is my baby.

Never Settle has seen me through newfound relationships, leaving university, moving to London, heartbreak, falling in love, and learning who I am.

Weirdly, apart from my family and friends, it’s been the single most consistent thing in my life the last 3 years. Every time I’m upset, I turn to writing to make me feel better – it’s cathartic and it makes me really happy knowing I’m helping people through my posts.

Basically what I’m getting at, is that I didn’t realise what I had until I thought it was gone.

And  I guess that’s the same for so many things. We all know the saying, yet we still get complacent with all the good things in our lives.

Whether it be relationships, friends, family, or hobbies we should all take a few moments to actually appreciate what we have and the things which make us happy.

It’s so easy to complain, or moan or whinge about all the things we don’t have, but when it comes to those that we do, at what point are we content with not wanting more?

Unfortunately it’s human’s greatest tendency to want more than what we have, either materialistically, physically or emotionally – we all strive to be skinnier, happier, have more up-to-date technology, buy more clothes and have things our friends have.

But when do we appreciate what we already have?

When do we stop taking it all for granted?

After reading this, take 5 minutes to list all the things you’re grateful for – all the things which are good in your life.  Maybe your health, or family, your job, or friends, or as in my case – your blog.

All those things that make you happy, which you presume will always be here.

We’re all lucky in our own individual way, so let’s start appreciating things before it’s too late.

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