5 months. 5 whole months.
I can’t believe it’s really been that long since my last post on this little space. It feels like no time at all, yet so much has changed. I didn’t really plan to step away from this ol’ blog of mine, but somehow I did. I found myself with a head full of ideas but zero inclination to write them down. Until now, 10pm on a Thursday night browsing the Internet before bed and I end up here. Hi.
Where to even begin? I figure there’s no better way than the fundamentals. Mind. Body. Soul. Let’s see how this goes. Bear with, I’m a little rusty.
October saw me wandering. I got the results for my MA, arguably the most stressful year of my life but undoubtedly one of the best. I went from the busiest I’ve ever been to a sudden silence. No more deadlines, no obligations… So I started to plan (a slightly impulsive) trip…
Which brings me on to November and adventure across the seas. New York, Fairfield, Boston, Montreal, Quebec, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Chicago, Kansas City, Vail, Denver, New York. It’s safe to say I covered about half of North America there. I took the trip of a lifetime as I ventured to visit friends and loved ones across the pond. And, strangely, it was refreshing not to write about it. No blog posts crafted out in my head as I strolled city streets, just snapshots taken for my own contentment.
December brought me home, the cosy confines of Christmas and life back in the countryside as I once again headed West, back to my family and a whole new incredible chapter.
January was a tricky one as the job hunt took over. Endless sending out of applications and waiting, bated breath, for a response. A rollercoaster of emotions.
February came with surprises. I fell into some temp work and through that landed myself a permanent role in Marketing. Not what I first expected myself to be doing but something that I have found myself loving. Learning so much and communicating and creating truly brings me great joy. Watch this space.
March? A happy occupied mind.
Some idiot decided to enter themselves for Liverpool Marathon. I thought a goal would be good to aim for so here I am… What with the sudden business of a new job, and the usual winter sniffles, training has been a bit up and down but that’s okay. A friend of mine reminded me the other day to enjoy the process, and those wise words have become my daily mantra.
With regards to me and my body, things just keep getting better and better. I’ve become more relaxed about my approach to health, and though it was completely unplanned it’s working beautifully for now. Perhaps that’s another post.
The ups and downs of the last 5 months have brought every emotion possible. There’s been bursts of joy, moments of panic, stress, wondering, sparks of creativity and excitement, tears and oh so much laughter.
But life is in a good place right now, the best place. My big adventures have quietened down for now, no longer do I find myself dreaming of far away lands. In this moment, it’s all about the space I’m in. The everyday adventure.