It’s been a little while since I’ve had the opportunity to write. To be frank, life has been pretty darn busy. So busy, that is wasn’t making me feel good. It was getting to the point where I felt that time was flittering away by the seconds. I was waking up, working, coming home, going to bed, waking up again and repeating those steps over and over again. Guess what? When you do that, you’re not going to be happy! I have always lived by my mantra, what I base my whole blog off – living a little and I simply wasn’t doing it.
So what did I do? Well took drastic measures of course! Okay, that sounds quite dramatic, but I did take myself off the metaphorical hamster wheel. After great counsel from those close to me, it was decided that my health, relationships and general well-being were far too important. I worked out the pros and cons staying in my position and after completing the exercise realised that the cons were seriously outweighing the pros. Not good. I also thought back to how I was feeling January 2016. I promised myself that I would write more, photograph more, exercise more and enjoy life more. And here I was mid year feeling completely and utterly exhausted.
I sat down, took a breather and worked through what I actually wanted. Flexibility, space, time to finish my studies, but still be able to work in a creative and dynamic environment. I wanted some sort of capacity to visit my family, be with my partner more, and gain time to to see my friends. This worst feeling in the world is knowing that your relationships are getting neglected.
So where am I now? Well back finishing my studies – via correspondence, which gives me plenty of flexibility to fit my studies in and around my life. I have a new job, which is beyond exciting, I am finishing the renovations of my first home and slowly planning for a big trip in early 2017.
What about the blog? Well, I am back and ready to live a little.