Tuesday, 14 July 2015

My American Adventure

I'm sitting right here, thousands of miles away from my home because of the extremely difficult last few years myself and my family have been through.

I made a life changing decision about 8 months ago. Some may think I'm being crazy...stupid...naive, but I'm sticking to my gut feeling, I've made this decision as I feel its this right thing to do for me right now.

...So I've taken some time out; some time away. Away from my home, from my friends, my family. I'm going to really, really focus on myself and have some "me" time. I'm sorry if this makes me sound very selfish, but I feel I've been needing this break, to focus on getting my life back on track with my health and with knowing what I want out of life. A lot of people my age do a similar thing to this; I'd say its sort of like my 'gap year'. If you haven't heard of a gap year before its the time some students take between finishing their A Levels and starting further education such as University or going into a job etc. Sometimes this time is used to go travelling, sometimes to make money through work, or maybe volunteering. I'm choosing to use this time to focus on picking up the pieces of my life that have fallen out of place.

This will hopefully in turn help open up my mind. I hope to start to think about what I want to do in the next few years and maybe even start to work out if I want to go on to doing something like going to University or even what I want to do as a career.

Well, I'm guessing you're wondering where I am, right now, today, where I have been since June, and where I hope to be until December. I'm in Santa Monica, California. Here, is my Haven. Its where I feel most at home, to me Santa Monica is so wonderful, inspirational, therapeutic and so special. A lovely gem. I've been coming here on holiday for the last 4 years (I'm so so lucky I know). It's all down to my fantastic Mum...I will tell you how we ended up coming on holiday here in another post, so keep reading to find out.

So to concentrate on my wellbeing and my health I hope to stay where I feel strongest and most at home, so I am able to fight for my life back. Here I want to build up on my knowledge and understanding of yoga, meditation and wellness. I want to continue with my love of Art and Design, as well as Photography and Interior design. I want to write a journal (which I am doing and loving); there are so many things to see, love and enjoy here and this is a reason why I want to write this blog, to take whoever reads it on my journey.

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