Happy 2018 everyone – half way into thr new years and here I am hoping majority of you all have recovered from the winter flu or the festiveholiday-newyearnewme spirit and back to here we go again.
Don’t get me wrong I love a new fresh start and all the jazz that goes with it. However, I’m currently still in recovery from my winter flu I’ve had over the holidays to now contracted with a sinus infection along with vertigo. JOYS (clapping hands) Anyone suffer from vertigo leave a comment below about your experience as mine scares me and then frustrates me beyond reasons! I’m sure it doesn’t help to binge watch Grey’s Anatomy from season 1 either. But hey ho I do love that show.
As I’m now on sick leave and signed of by the Doctor who has emphasised to rest and recover most passionately. Thanks Doc for being a super star and representing the NHS so well.
All I can now feel is relieve and seek for that moment when I was last so happy and content. Hence, why I’m sharing my Holiday photos from last August. I was at the beach in Fuengirola and in the ocean declaring to my friend Amy most emphatically “I am happy. This is what I wanted. The beach, Sea, Sun you and Donna.” That break was much needed and welcomed. I adventured out to how I wanted to explore by being brave and doing things on my own. Not that I don’t do all those things at home – but in a foreign place and language – is a game changer. As scared as I was I still did it. I walked along the beach and town for 10 miles to Benalmedena and then back to Fuengirola. Another day I hoped into a bus to Marbella again on my own and explored the place at my own leisure. I was so proud of myself and so HAPPY to have been able to do that and not get lost. To have those moments for myself it was just AH-MAZING. I had a brilliant time with my girls too and lounged about and enjoyed the local bar we frequented in the evening. The people were graceful and made me feel like one of them. I liked how it wasn’t so focused on tourists but the daily life of the local community. Everyone thought I was Spanish but when I opened my mouth it was verra verra British. It was good times and I look forward to going there again and creating more opportunities like this wonderful experience.
That feeling was so euphoric and I want to feel like that again. Not by going back to Costa Del Sol but to find the sense of happiness where I am currently in my everyday life. Oh I want the sunshine so bad but all in good time I guess with the seasons. Anyway, happiness! What is happiness for you and where do you seek it from?
I’ve not made any resolution for the new year. I don’t tend to do that. I remember being in school we use to have goals to set or aim for. I might make a list if things I want to achieve for myself and take from there or just wing it. New year new me doesn’t cut it out for me. I’m still the same coming into 2018 – less healthier and very low immune system – as I was at the end of 2017.
On a positive note – I can definetly see I need to make changes in my lifestyle and stress less. How not to stress and what triggers it, is one thing I need to identify. Has far as I’m concerned I didn’t think I was stressing. But thy body is screaming out STOP!
This isn’t a moany blog but a reflection of what I’m feeling and attempting to listen and understand myself. To be better and not just bask in few moments here and there but to live it everyday.
Let me know what you guys do to rejuvenate and stress less. Any recommendations? How are you all getting on with 2018 so far?