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My Life has Completely Turned Around!

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Leigh1980 Thu 10-Dec-15 05:05:03

I can't believe my life at the moment. Six months ago my DP and I were struggling in the UK to the point of using food banks. It got too much and I was working long draining hours. We decided to move back to SA -Cape Town. OMG has my life changed. In three months we are living with his parents who I get along very well with and live like kings. They're very wealthy and used to send us money abroad to get by.

I now have found my absolute dream job which pays exceptionally well even more than I got in th UK even with the currency rates. I can work from home and work, I often take my laptop and sit on the beach and work, it's wonderful. There's a free gym on the beach I use too and waking up to the sound of the sea is amazing.

I've always wanted kids and marriage and thought it would never happen, two nights ago my DP proposed smile 😍😍😘 We are getting married on the beach and having a BBQ and swimming pool party in the garden. My dad will do a chicken Webber. Do you think that's ok for a wedding or is it too informal?

I can't believe how my life has changed. I'm medicated for anxiety and my DP has medicated controlled bipolar and I never thought anything good would happen to us. It was a risk coming here as I had a life and independence in the UK and I'd never met his parents so we might not have gotten on. It was such a stressful move as we always had to bring our cats and I was so worried we'd make a mistake I never in a million years thought that all my dreams could come true in just three months especially what we went through.

I don't have that many friends and I really wanted to express my happiness to someone hence me writing this. My anxiety has almost gone, just last year the Dr said I wouldn't live to my 35th birthday if I didn't calm down!! That's how bad it was, I'm now 35 with the most awesome job ever and engaged! To anyone who feels like it will never happen or that life has become too much, just keep going, life may surprise you!

FrancesNiadova Thu 10-Dec-15 06:17:39

Here's to a happy, healthy future. flowerscakewineflowers

TheWoodenSpoonOfMischief Thu 10-Dec-15 06:36:31

Congratulations! That's a lovely post.

Leigh1980 Thu 10-Dec-15 06:41:26

Thanks so much for your comments and of course the cake! grin

ChristmasTurkey2015 Thu 10-Dec-15 06:45:06

Very happy for you Leigh, congratulations on your engagement and all happiness for the future

Leigh1980 Thu 10-Dec-15 06:50:45

Thanks Christmas flowers

torontonian Thu 10-Dec-15 07:56:07

Congratulations! Your post is a bliss smile To many more happy events wine

Dogladyy Thu 10-Dec-15 08:05:23

Wow congrads! May I ask which anxiety meds are working for you?

Leigh1980 Thu 10-Dec-15 09:06:40

Thank you c😊 I'm on Pregabalin. No side effects experienced. It's literally changed my life.

hellsbellsmelons Thu 10-Dec-15 10:49:50

What a great post.
You obviously deserved some happiness and here you are!
Congrats on your engagement and new life.

Leigh1980 Thu 10-Dec-15 11:05:09

Thanks Hellsbells 🌼

PushingThru Thu 10-Dec-15 11:08:05

Congratulations! Don't know what a chicken webber is though grin

Destinysdaughter Thu 10-Dec-15 11:09:10

What a lovely story! So glad things have worked out for you, sounds idyllic. X

hefzi Thu 10-Dec-15 12:25:44

Congratulations! So glad things have come together for you both - and very envious of you living in CT grin

sofiahelin Thu 10-Dec-15 12:33:07

Very brave congratulations 🎉🎉

desertmum Thu 10-Dec-15 13:36:50

Happy for you both congratulations flowers

Socialaddict Thu 10-Dec-15 14:22:30

What a lovely post! Congratulations to you both, have a very happy life!

springydaffs Thu 10-Dec-15 18:05:30

Ah that's great news! Good to hear lovely story fsmile

Congratulations flowers cake wine

incogKNEEto Thu 10-Dec-15 20:02:04

What a lovely post to read smile you can hear your joy through your words on a screen, congratulations and best wishes for a happy healthy future to you both smile

TheXxed Thu 10-Dec-15 20:06:29

starstar Congratulations starstar

Yika Thu 10-Dec-15 20:08:49

What a lovely post, thank you for sharing your lovely news and happiness with us! All the best for your new life smile

hownottofuckup Thu 10-Dec-15 20:13:09

I reeeeaaally want to know what a chicken webber is?!

wintersocks Thu 10-Dec-15 20:13:39

smile congratulations to you and what a lovely post

Gliblet Thu 10-Dec-15 20:15:16

I have no idea what a chicken Webber is but I'm delighted for you, and can honestly say I remember the bride and groom's happiness at the weddings I've been to, not the food wink

helzapoppin2 Thu 10-Dec-15 20:18:12

Congratulations! Great news, all the best for your future!

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