Embrace the seasons

 

seasons_bannerHow amazing is it that the world around us transforms every 3 months.

There’s the scorching heat of summer,

The magnificent colours of fall,

The bitter coldness of winter,

and the welcoming rebirth of spring.

I’m not going to lie, I live for long glorious hot summer days spent in with friends at the beach. But why is it there are only certain things we do when the weather tells us to.

Summer is the season that always seems to go too fast, it’s the one filled with the most adventures, exploration and good¬†vibes.¬†Everything¬†is just perfect¬†when you’re in that moment of laughing with friends over ice-cold cocktails after you’ve spent the day learning how to surf whilst topping up that everlasting tan!
When that sun sets on the horizon and that orange glows, breathe it ALL in and I promise you summer will always be inside you.

The dreaded passing of our summer adventures into fall doesn’t have to occur if you continue to create new ones!
The beach is still there, the ocean might be colder as the days start to get shorter but the healing powers of the salty shore and the charming shells can still be collected.
Explore on road trips with friends out to the forest, hills, countryside and¬†look around at how this transformation provides an awe-inspiring backdrop to your¬†next Instagram¬†photo, if you don’t believe me just look at¬†Boston, Massachusetts during the fall!

The feeling of isolation during a cold, bitter winter doesn’t have to be as dark as¬†the sky¬†looks!
Light those fireplaces, not for warmth but for the added coziness of inviting your closest¬†friends round and slowing right down! That cup of hot chocolate can be made on the stove whilst listening to the rain pour down on the window. Be thankful that you’re inside in your warmest pj’s and let your mind and body re-set. Read those¬†books by the candle light and sip that perfected mulled wine.

By the time spring comes round, you’ll be feeling re-energized and refreshed!
Open those windows and let that¬†slightly warmer, fresh air through. Watch the gardens defrost and start to bloom¬†with new life!¬†You’ll be inspired¬†to do the same, shake of the winter¬†stillness with a spring clean¬†in¬†your home¬†and starting¬†turn those soups into salads.¬†Summer is almost here . . .

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Pursuing what you love

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Do you ever get up in the morning half-heartly and begin getting ready for work?

The same sound, press of the alarm button at the same time each day. You grab your phone aimlessly and quickly scroll through your social media feed checking out the updates that occurred while you was sleeping, enviously look at the ones who do what they love, the photos that grip you on Instagram and make you think “how did they get to do that?”.

You stumble your tired body to the bathroom. Jump out of the shower and put on your already laid out outfit from the night before.

A little more awake now and you head to the kitchen for breakfast and that “instant wake me up” coffee. You keep telling yourself to start getting up earlier, exercise and take the time to enjoy your breakfast each morning as the birds are chirping.

Realising the time, you rush together your bag, keys and swig down that last mouthful of coffee, already needing your next one.

You arrive at the train station, same people, same seat, different day. You glance around the train, never is there anyone cheery and smiling. Anyone who looks enthusiastic for the day ahead.

Why is this?

Is it because we put our dreams and hopes of what we truly would love to being doing on the¬†back-burner, waiting for the”right time” that “someday”?

Is it because of the safe security and routine of the same thing each day, the same people, the same pay each week? Is the fear of the unknown really that scary?

Is this how you envisioned your life would turn out, is it a story worth telling?

Why not make the change? Why not start to take those steps towards doing what you really love, what you would leap out of bed for every morning before your alarm! What’s stopping you?

The fear is only in your mind.

You’ll never know what the future holds until you’ve given it your all and what’s really the worst¬†that can happen? You’re happier, you have time, you have confidence and a spring in your step! Sounds terrible to me!

Give it a go!

The world is really your oyster – a phase I never understood until I quit my job and started doing what I love!

I dare you to come and join me!