Its a strange old time in the world right now. COVID-19 has got us on lockdown for the foreseeable and is giving us a lot of time for reflection and thought.
I feel so incredibly privileged to be a healthy, non key worker; safe and furloughed in my house with my husband, Ross. I can’t express how much I appreciate all those heroes working to keep our country going and I hope everyone, from the NHS to the refuse collectors, can feel our gratitude.

Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you –
Oprah Winfrey

Back in the day (a couple of months ago) when corona was simply a cold beer with a slice of lime, my husband asked if I was ok. ‘Ok? How do you mean?’ I questioned.
He was alluding to my lack of enthusiasm for anything, passion, energy, vibrancy, interest, inspiration and that I just seemed a bit…meh! Unfortunately this isn’t a new subject, I just hadn’t really had time to work out how to get it back.

I’m not depressed, I don’t suffer from anxiety, I’m a generally positive, happy and grateful person, I know I’m privileged, I just feel I’m missing a little sparkle.
And I don’t think I’m the only one who feels this way.
After leaving University I concentrated on getting my life together and now 31, I don’t consider myself unsuccessful but also don’t feel like I’m carpe diem-ing, YOLO-ing or living my best life.

There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living – Nelson Mandela

Some days I think ‘aw just get over yourself and get on with it’. But maybe that’s what I’ve been doing these last few years, and why shouldn’t I explore ways to re-inspire myself?

I’m nervous and excited to publish my thoughts, read / watch on as I try to thirty, flirty and thrive on: 

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  1. Love this so much. Well done , can’t wait to hear and see more of how you get your sparkle back. Great blog and you look gorgeous in the pics X

  2. Congratulations you’ve done it, so proud of you! No going back now and I can’t wait for the next instalment, you’ve got this xx

  3. Love this! Definitely feeling the lack of sparkle right noe too looking firward to reading more! Love the photos you look beautiful! xx

  4. I think we can all relate to how you are feeling one way or another and look forward to reading about how you get some sparkle and glitter back into your life in these strange times xx

  5. Aw that’s lovely . Know exactly how your feeling . The only good thing is the sun . How awesome you feel with a bit of sunshine .
    You have the most beautiful setting on your doorstep . Any houses for sale beside you . I wud just love to wake up with blue sky and the sea is so tranquil .
    Enjoy it while we can . Take care xx

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