8 April 2015

CLEARING THE MENTAL MISTS

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^^Beautiful Marazion beach in Cornwall^^

What is it about getting away from the treadmill of everyday life that means you suddenly have several life epiphanies at once? 

It has been just over a year since Joe and I have been physically away on a holiday (verses just staying at home where it is hard to switch off) and I can honestly say that the distance between our normal routine, and the pure fabulous-ness of Cornwall, has provided me with gigantic slap around the face with slimy seaweed! I don't think I had any concept of how worn down, tired and stressed I had become, but it became evident almost as soon as we arrived in my favourite part of the world.

After our wedding I pretty much slept constantly, having five hour 'naps' in the middle of the day, but, boy, were they needed. I felt like my body was starting to shut down, like it knew that work was on the shelf for a few weeks, so I decided to take a bit of a blogging break and not vlog as much as I had intended also (although there will be a couple of highlight videos coming up once we get back to fast internet again!).

I feel like our wedding and the time off that I am having marks a fresh start for me right now. I am already feeling more inspired again and I still have plenty more days off. I purposefully signed myself up for an amazing group of coaching sessions for when I get home to give me a kick up the backside with my blog and a couple of other ideas I have sitting in my head. I mentioned it in my 'Taking Stock' post last week, but the sessions are led by the amazing Gemma Sands, you can find her business site here or read her blog here. I have signed up for the 'Free to Flourish Inner Circle' which could not have come along at a better time for me, check out the linked title for more if you are interested. (Just to say, I have paid my own money for this, it is not a sponsored mention - Gemma rocks, that is all!).

Joe and I have also done a lot of talking about our five year plan. Ultimately, we want to move ourselves closer to the sea, ideally Cornwall, which has always been the dream. From the minute I very first arrived in this amazing place, many years ago, I knew it was home. It felt right. It felt like I had been here before, that is why I want to live here so desperately. Every time we come here it highlights, for me anyway, how fast-paced life can get, and the worse thing is we don't even notice it happening!

I guess what I am saying is that sometimes we need to take a giant step back and realise what is important. Recently, I have been asking myself questions like 'Do I get enough time with the people I love?', 'Do I take enough 'down' time for myself where I actually stop, put down the gadgets and just breathe?' and 'Am I doing everything that I can to make me/us totally happy at this present moment?'...let me tell you, the answer is 'no'.

This is not a negative post, totally the opposite. I feel refreshed, happy and ready to take on new things and make scary leaps of faith, it really is a great feeling but the hardest bit is actually doing things to make changes. Wish me luck!
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  1. GOOD LUCK!!
    A change of scenery is really good for the soul (as is a little wedded bliss!) can't wait to see you come back and take over the world.
    Also DEFINITELY move to Cornwall, that's practically next door - we could hang out.
    M x

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    1. It is so nice to feel inspired again and actually have time! (Things are crazy busy always!). I miss blogging so much when I am not doing it :-(
      A Cornwall move is defo on the cards, it has been for a while but I think in the next couple of years it will happen for sure...I'll give you a shout when to put the kettle on! xx

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