You know how it usually goes in life - people who don't necessarily deserve it, get opportunities handed to them on a plate while people who do deserve great things, don't get them.
About a month ago, I noticed that during Stylist Magazine's 100th Made by You issue, one of their competitions was for writers across the country to write a review at a high end restaurant. To enter, they had to submit a short review of a place they had eaten at recently. I forwarded this onto my housemate and encouraged her to enter. She shocked me at how motivated she was and within days she'd written a fantastic review. She wanted me to go over it but I didn't need to, as it was great the way it was. We didn't think anything of it until yesterday when she was emailed and asked whether she could go for a complimentary meal and review the experience. At that moment in time, I don't think I've ever been as happy as I was for another person! The chance to be published is amazing but to be published in a national magazine is another level!
Another friend of mine is soon off to Wales for a new job. Thankfully she's not moving to Wales forever as we all would miss her too much (plus I'd have roots halfway down my head - just joking! - I don't just use you for colouring my hair :)). But I'm very excited for her and this opportunity as she is a very talented make-up artist (Cat Wild Make-Up).
Both of my friends are incredible people and deserve every amazing opportunity they get. It's times like this that restore my faith in the world - that good things do happen to good people.