Monday, 23 October 2017


I attended an event recently and the speaker was talking to us about the benefits of yoga and how to deal with being stressed. In all honestly I didn't actually think I would pay that much attention at the time, one because I had brunch in front of me, and two because I have never done yoga. So it turns out not only was I very much fascinated by the talk but it has stuck with me ever since. It has also got me thinking, what else am I not embracing just at the assumption that it's not for me? We say all the time - life goes extremely fast. Nothing makes you realise this more than bloody time hop every single day. Everyone also says time moves even faster when you get older. Errrrr YEAH I am realising that now more than ever. It's probably because we have deadline after deadline. Also trying to mix that with socialising with friends, getting some sleep, excelling in our careers and just generally trying to figure out which direction we need to take our life in, is quite time consuming.

So, I am now undergoing operation slow-life-down. I am fully aware (as my Pinterest quote board tells me daily) that it is okay that I don't quite have things figured out yet. I am 24 after all. What I have realised though is a lot of things are in my control now, more so than I realised they were three or more years ago. My first port of call is fitness - something that has definitely slipped over the past couple of years. One thing that does seem to motivate me that little bit more though is buying cute work-out gear. Now that we are in autumn and its a little bit cooler, I will definitely be investing in some gym hoodies! After how Jack Wills-eque these pictures felt (country bumpkin written all over it) it inspired me to check out their active wear - and it is safe to say I now have 5 things in my basket. All in the name of getting fit...right?


Second plan of action is to focus on what I love. Like we don't already know to do that? Yeah sure we get told, and probably by ourselves most of the time, but SO often we find ourselves doing things that in reality we wouldn't be doing if we had a brutal choice. My best friend gave me a book recently about not giving a fuck. I only read half (lols - clearly didn't give a f...) but definitely got the picture. Why do we do things that don't truly satisfy our heart? I have also realised recently though that may just be because we don't fully know what it is that we are supposed to be doing...that is equally okay. We will figure it out.

Another thing that I have been trying to do (okay it sounds like I have been on a retreat - I haven't) is trust my gut. Like I am not actually sure what that means because your gut is...your gut...but I guess it means the feeling you get. We have an instinct, we don't always necessarily have to understand it, but we have to appreciate that we should probably be listening to this rather than other elements that may seem to make more sense - maybe advice from someone, after all - that is their opinion not yours. I think the difference between the start of your 20s to the end might seem pretty big - obviously I am only (almost) halfway through so cannot fully comment but from how I felt at 20 to now, I would say has been a big change, so I can only imagine this going further. I certainly feel more sure about what I love and what I want to do with that. Take blogging, for example. I knew I wanted to do it but I didn't even really know what it was or how to. I guess that is half of the fun looking back and seeing how things have developed.

I'm not sure what it is - but as we move into the autumn (my all time favourite time of year) I just always feel a little reflective - but also excited. I am NOOOOOO where near figuring out what the hell is going to happen and in turn what direction I am going in, but it is definitely forward (probably towards the prosecco).


This post is in collaboration with Jack Wills.



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