Hi Welcome back
This is just a quick message of something that I felt the need to say, possibly more to myself than to you but I hope it helps you too.
I have spent many years absolutely overwhelmed by life. There is always someone or something demanding my time and I am ever obliging, I hate the idea of letting people down. Yet then I realised that the person I let down the most with me! Yep, I felt guilt over not visiting my mum or texting my adult children or contacting the friend I haven’t seen in years.
The part I was missing was that I was always waiting. Waiting for everyone else to finish what they were doing before I took anytime for myself. I’m not meaning until I took that trip around the world or applied for my Doctorate. I mean, running a bath to relax in or reading a book or popping on a film, just because that’s what I felt like doing.
So I have started to make time – I now go to ballroom dancing classes with my, initially unenthusiastic, partner who now enjoys it, I go to Clubbercise, OMG try it if you get a chance, it takes you straight back to your Bacardi Breezer sipping clubbing days, and yoga class, something I thoroughly need.
Also, little things like lighting candles and running a big bubbly bath, juggling with the fruit, playing the recorder. Or like last year, when I finally brought a motorbike and took my CBT, hopefully this year I will brave the big girl bikes!
So listen to the songs you love, sing, dance, laugh! This is me giving you permission. Remember what you used to love doing or the things you always fancied trying,and just do it! I promise to if you do. A great quote from Rachel Hollis is, ‘if not now then when?’
Please get in touch and let me know what uber fun stuff you have done or doing, just because!