My blog has become a bit of a ‘personal space’ recently; I have found it to be a great place to question my reality, to make sense of my thoughts and feelings, my hopes and fears and in the words of Billy Talent, to ‘try honesty’. I hope you guys are finding these posts as interesting as I am, but don’t worry if you’re not, this year things will return to normal – whatever that is – there’ll be food and travel once more! But for now, here’s a little more me.
2017 was a hard year for me. I find it difficult to live in the moment so the struggles and hardships I have encountered will continue on within me until my mind chooses to take something from them. I know that probably sounds weird, but hey!
Kerry and I ended our travels in April, we came home after 3 years and it felt as if nothing had changed in our absence. We had changed dramatically and it felt very surreal and almost uncomfortable to have all of this inside of us when everyone else, everything else had remained the same. That was hard to overcome and we had to adapt to the environment; I felt quite depressed for a while, lost friends, missed travelling and felt very blue for a long time. But, things changed, I altered my state of mind, I choose happiness. I made new friends, started a business, I lost weight and I focused on myself for a little while. I will be entering 2018 with so much happiness, so much gratitude and so much excitement! This is going to be a good year, I can tell!
I’m not usually one for making new years resolutions as I am terribly undisciplined but I am going to make an exception this year and hopefully put a few ‘good habits’ in to motion.
1: Do something that makes me happy every day.
2: Stop worrying about people’s opinion of me and just be myself.
3: Read, write and reflect more.
4: Show more gratitude for everything I have
5: Work on my portion sizes – if Instagram has taught me anything I need to control my portion sizes!
I hope you all have had a fantastic year and I wish you the very very best for 2018! Happy New Year Everyone!