I can’t believe it’s all come to an end!
Last week we watched back the final episode at the production office and it was probably the most emotional of them all! It’s very odd watching your life back through the eyes of an edited tv show but it’s even weirder watching your breakup reduced to a few lines of text. It’s fair to say we’ve all struggled at points of the show, both recording it and watching it back. Never underestimate the impact of a tv crew in your life and members of the public judging what they see from you in the final edit!
So tonight I’ll be watching with some very good friends who have become a huge part of my life, bottle of sparkling in hand with a smile on my face and a tear in my eye. I’ve had some of the happiest and hardest times in the last year but I don’t regret any of it. I’ve become a stronger, less judgemental and more easygoing person because of it all and because of Ad. He will always be a huge part of my life…I am who I am today because of him and our journey together. There will always be a little part of me that’s sad that it didn’t work out but there’s a bigger part that’s happier for having had this experience and learning so much about myself.
So what next….life after Married at First Sight! I’m so excited to be getting back out there and dating again with a whole new perspective on life. It’s taken me a few months to deal with everything (and it's been bloody hard!) but now I feel like I’m ready to move forward with the next chapter of my life.
One of the biggest things I’ve taken from this is the ability to be honest and talk about my problems more, and how much it helps once it’s all out! The MAFS family have decided to help raise awareness for mental health, the benefits of communicating with those around us, and building relationships by running a month long Advent Challenger in December. Watch this space for more info!
I’m so looking forward to the rest of the journey that is life, with so many amazing people around me (including ones that never wanted me to marry a stranger but still supported me nevertheless).