You wake up early, to sunlight seeping in through your bedroom window and the sound of chirping birds outside. You’re in no rush, enjoying the peacefulness of the moment. Lazily unfolding yourself from the duvet in your own time.

You fancy scrambled eggs and coffee so you make them both. Just the way you like them.

It’s a blue sky morning, so you sit outside to enjoy the sunshine and calm. Inside, you feel at peace.

The day ahead is yours to do with as you please

Freedom, to see friends, spend some time doing chores, focus on something you’re passionate about. Go for a solo lunch or dinner, drinks with friends. Head on an impromptu trip to the countryside, or curl up for an afternoon spent devouring a good boxset. A night that leads to dancing, or a night that leads to doing entirely nothing at all. The day ahead is without limits. Full of opportunity. 

You think about who you are now. Living your life in this moment, on this day

Where you are now, still feels so different to where you thought you’d be. Yet there isn’t anywhere else you need or want to be, other than right in this moment. This moment, here with you. This moment, which holds calm and joy. 

Whereas this kind of day once felt hopeless, now it is full of so much hope. And there is a  peacefulness inside that this thought brings.

Change has brought you here

Not tangible change, or change you could touch or see from the outside. Inner change. Internal clarity.

Whilst the road ahead is no less certain than it once was. You feel more comfortable with the reality that life has no certainties, other than this day.

This day is certain.

This day is yours.

This day is you being single, and rocking a different glow. 

By Amy Roullier
By Amy Roullier

Amy is the Founder and Editor of The Authentic Optimist. She talks all things life. From the highs to the lows, to all those messy bits in-between. She is a writer, rambler, lover of carbs (her true soulmate) and she is especially passionate about dispelling myths about women in their 30s. Amy lives in Lincolnshire with her two greyhounds.