The One Word Inspiration series is a guest post series on Clear the Way which asks different visiting bloggers to share whatever they are inspired to share when they hear only one word. The word changes each month and today Matthew from Buckets and Spades is here to share her inspiration from the word beginning.
Beginning. It’s funny how Kate has chosen the word “Beginning” for my One Word contribution, as September marks the month of the year that I first open my eyes to this world. September the 9th to be exact, the date which I’m told is the most common for a birthday; it doesn’t mean much in the scheme of things but I always quite like it, it’s got a ring to it – 09/09/’85. 28 years later and nobody could have predicted how I’d turn out. I was always a happy-go-lucky kind of kid who rarely cried, was enthusiastic about life, never without a smile on my face. But perpetually lost at the same time – the skills which I picked up as a child never really translated to a career; I put it down to me being too caught up being kid. Life is full of Beginnings – New jobs, new friendships + relationships, new cities, new culture, new careers, new experiences, new worries. It’s something we feel, the beginning of one chapter is the end of another.
I entered my newest beginning is around one year ago, when I proposed to my partner Hollie. We’ve been together for 8 years now and it took this one special person to start many new beginnings in my life – bringing out things in me I never knew I had and teaching me to push for what I truly believe in and feel passionate about; but mostly to never stop believing in yourself. You’re the one who’s in charge of your own destiny and you answer to yourself when things go wrong, but if you don’t try with all your might then what’s the reason for us trying at all? Our new beginning starts with a wedding, the first kiss which signifies the rest of our lives – the rest will hopefully fall into place; happiness, careers, the dream house, travelling the world, children….one day. The future is always uncertain but one thing I can guarantee is without a new story and beginning there will never be an end to our current chapter. To beginnings!
Matthew Pike is a Freelance Writer + Blogger at Fashion, Design + Lifestyle blog Buckets & Spades, based in Lancashire, NW England. When not writing and trying to keep fit he can be found cycling, searching for inspiration in every day objects + places and hunting all things Americana.