Over the last week or so I've be thinking of what to write for my next post; today I woke up with a decision in mind, this being to write a little update on my thoughts and feelings over the last few weeks and for time ahead.
As you'll know if you've seen my "New Year, New Resolutions?" post, since the beginning of the new year my focus has been to on continue with the things I love and enjoy most. Which is helping me settle into my new surroundings and to help with my health and happiness, and at the moment this is the best thing for me to do. Over time doing so will inevitably help me with growing stronger, more confident and ready for my next big step (perhaps work, work experience, college or similar).
I am pleasantly surprised that I have managed to continue a similar routine to the one I adopted when in America. My love for Yoga has definitely expanded, as well as making sure not to worry so much, to live in the moment and to keep calm and positive. Of course I have my moments of feeling slightly down or aggravated, don't we all? But in such times I like to tell myself "this will pass, breath and let it go". Which in fact helps me more than I'd ever have thought, especially in times of anxiety or panic.
Now onto something kind of new (or rediscovered)...A couple of weeks ago I started painting again! My sister asked me to create her a painting of Rome to display in her new house, of course I was delighted and extremely excited by her request. Although I was also a little nervous with not having painted for about a year, now that I've made a good start I can say that I am thoroughly enjoying it.
I am also trying to pursue my love for reading which I got into in America; however, this is something I've found a little harder to continue. I've struggled with reading my whole life, and I know its not going to suddenly be easy for me. But I'm up for the challenge, so even if its just a chapter from a book a day; now on I am going to make sure I do it :) (I'll let you know how I get on with this!!).
Of course, I still completely adore taking photos whenever possible as well as seaside walks. When putting the two together this is such an inspiring and pleasant time for me; as I get to know Brighton a bit more I will definitely take lots of photos in different places, which I will be sure to share on here!
I am extremely excited for the days to lengthen and for Spring to arrive. Spring is a wonderful time of year - a time to really get a glimpse of the New Year ahead. The whole world seems to come alive after the cold, dark and dull Winter. New life and growth is all around; blossoming colourful flowers and greenery, baby animals out and about, late evening walks watching the warm sunset and more.
This year for me is more of a fresh start than ever before; its a new beginning, and I look forward to collecting new ideas, knowledge and plans for my time ahead. I am growing stronger in mind and body each day (which is incredibly exciting).
As long as I mainly keep positive and calm I will continue to move forwards on my path. I understand I won't instantly find myself at the top of the mountain, but thats alright - I've been told and accept that time is the best healer; with time comes patients, knowledge, understanding, strength and so many other wonderful tools for life.
I hope I haven't bored you too much with blabbing on a bit and that me writing this helps you understand a bit more about my thoughts, ideas, plans and so on. Perhaps this may even help you get excited and eager for the Spring to come around; or to think about what you're currently enjoying/what you may want continue with and so on.
Thank you so much for reading :)
Sending you a big hug!