It has been (just over) one month since I returned from one incredible adventure in Nicaragua.
It has been (just over) one month since I moved into my new home.
It has been (over) one month since I started a new job.
I think I have had enough change for now… 😉
It’s been awhile since I have written but from the lines above, I am sure you can understand why. A LOT has been happening and my head has been spinning just a little!
Nicaragua took a piece of heart. It was one life changing experience after another! I pushed myself beyond what I thought I was capable of. For someone who I thought was afraid of heights, I not only climbed two volcanoes, but I boarded down one and laid down on the edge of another. I can’t even begin to tell you the feelings that came over me to see such sights as lava rumbling beneath me and the views as I was sliding down on some wooden board at 30km an hour. I have never felt more proud of myself! The one moment I will remember though was during our sunset yoga session. It was at the end when we were in savasana. It was in that moment, as I took in my surroundings, that I completely let myself go. I finally felt the weight of what felt like the world on my shoulders just totally release itself. The tears came almost as an expression of washing away everything I had been carrying for months. And I finally felt free. It was such an incredible moment of release and one that truly set the tone for not only the rest of my travels, but for this new journey I am on.
When I returned from this amazing adventure, not even 24 hours later I was moving into my new home. An emotional task and doing it while jet lagged…not the greatest combo. But I was blessed to have family and friends alongside me for support. It didn’t take long before I finally started to feel settled. I had been waiting a very long time for this new start to happen and now that it was here I started to feel more at peace. Like I could really truly begin to live my new life now.
What’s been interesting is that I have been waiting a crazy long time to finally feel settled, to feel like I can now start my journey…and it all just decided to happen all at once! I had someone come up to me and say how most wouldn’t be able to handle such an amount of change and all the emotions that go along with it. Well, if I have proven anything since being on this planet, it’s that I am not most people haha! My life never likes to take the easy way…it likes to be challenging and it enjoys throwing some curveballs at me too. But I have learned that it is so important to make sure you are taking care of you. Whether it’s because you are going through a high amount of change and stress or not…we tend to forget to take care of ourselves first. It’s ok to be selfish and make time that is truly devoted to ensuring you are taken care of. Doing things that make you happy and whole. For me, having all this happen at once meant I needed to step back and focus on me and my life. I had to be able to say no to people and when people didn’t understand why I wasn’t present or active in areas I used to be, I was straight forward and honest by saying I need to focus on me right now. A sentence I never felt more proud to say.
So one month (ish) down, many more to come. There will be more change, I am sure…hopefully not as huge or that involves more packing! There will be more travels, you can count on that! But honestly, I’m just thoroughly enjoying living life one day at time and making the most of every moment. And I hope you will join me!