When I first read this I thought it was going to be hard, but then I had a second though and realised that it really wasn’t. The person who inspires me the most is my mother.

My mum has just won at life, in my opinion. She always wanted to retire early, wich could have happened in two years time. However, the company she works for (and has worked for for decades) is going through some changes and her position has been made redundant. However, because she has decided to take voluntary redundacy rather than trying to stick it out, she’s getting basically what amounts to two years of her salary from being made redundant – so basically she gets to retire two years early. And her last day of work? Three weeks before her wedding.

Which brings me to the next point, she’s also won at love, although she did take the long route in my opinion. She finally found a fantastic man who makes her happy and smile and who is great around the houe, likes pretty much the same things that she does and who is excited to spend any and all inheritence I and my brothers might get on long trips around the world.

And this is after divorcing my dad when I was 7, so raising two kids on her own, one of whom had special needs. But considering how we’ve turned out, I’d say she did a fantastic job of it. I certainly think I am a well rounded and useful memory of society (most of the time).

She’s fun, and enjoys spending time with me, and is always there as a shoulder to cry on when I need it, someone to complain to when venting needs to happen, and someone to celebrate my accomplishments with, and enthuse about girly things to as well (lots of talk about dresses and wedding things recently).

I hope that if i ever have kids I turn out to be as cool and wonderful as my own mum at it.

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