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Jul 23, 2014 | Lifestyle | 6 comments

The last two or so weeks feel like they’ve been a bit of a rollercoaster, with awesome and awful things happening. I have felt completely powerless and unsure how to deal with some incidences, whilst others have been in my control to change.  
I’m not really comfortable sharing exactly what’s happened, but I will say this, when tragic things occur, it really puts things into perspective and makes you re-evaluate your priorities.
Family and Friends 
The most important things in life should be, and hopefully always will be friends and family. Regardless of what’s going on around me, they stand by me, support my decisions (even when they’re the wrong ones) and generally have my back.  Recently I feel like other aspects of my life have been taking time away from spending time with Tom, my family and friends, and I want to re-address the balance.
This quote really resonated with me- health has become much more of a priority to me over the past few years. This encompasses eating well, exercising, looking after my body and mind. In the future, whilst I won’t need to run as far as I am currently training for the Berlin Marathon, I want to ensure that exercise features heavily in my weekly schedule. I’d love to spend a bit more time introducing others to exercise and fitness. Taking the time to prepare healthy meals and snacks is also a priority for me, and eating well helps me look and feel better too.
Although money can’t buy you happiness, it can really help. I enjoy the challenges of my job at the moment, and am lucky to work in an area that I love. Going forward I want to ensure that I continue to do what I love and love what I do (and it would help if it paid the bills!!).
My grandfather has an awesome motto ‘memories not money’. I want to experience the world, create memories with friends, explore my city and other cities around the world. I want to discover new landscapes, take on new challenges, share laughs, make friends, spend time with old friends.
However, something I heard this weekend at Blog Academy was ‘if it’s not a F**k yeah, it should be a hell no’ really resonated. I tend to say yes to too many things, when actually I should say no a little more often. I always try to fit so much in, that sometimes I don’t make the most of the things I’m doing. Saying no to a few more things will make room to fully enjoy the things I say yes to!   
Anyway, sorry for all the quotes (I LOVE QUOTES) and for a bit of a heavy hitting post this Wednesday.

I’d love to hear- what are your priorities? 


  1. Lucy @ Lucy On The Lookout

    Hope you are ok. But glad to hear you have your priorities the right way around. Saying no & no longer feeling constantly overstretched is one of the best things I have ever done for myself as a previous ‘always yes’/’fear of missing out’ type person. If I need time for my friends & family, and also myself, then so be it! Hope you feel a bit better 🙂

    • Charlie

      Thanks for your lovely comment!

  2. Tash

    Right now my priorities are….me! Having just been through a break up, I’m looking after no.1 and that means eating well, not feeling guilty for certain indulgences and doing what makes me happy, one day at a time.
    Lovely post xx
    Tash | Ballet, Dance & Fitness

    • Charlie

      yes it’s so important to spend time looking after yourself sometimes!!

  3. loveeatandmakesport

    Family, Friends, Career, Sport and Travels… 5 words which mean a lot to me. I’d like to make my career in sport, but not for the moment… Maybe later (I hope so!).

  4. loveeatandmakesport

    Family, Friends, Career, Sport and Travels. 5 words – My priorities…I’d like to do my career in sport but it’s not the case for the moment… Maybe later!


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