Oh hi 2017. You’re going to be a important one for me, I can feel it in my lady-waters.
2017 feels a little out of my control at the moment, mostly due to boring logistics and not knowing where we are going to be beyond the Summer. We’ve created an amazing life here, but I am manifesting hardcore for positive change if staying at Radley is not meant to be.
I want to reconnect to writing, singing and dancing. These have always been my therapy, and with the madness of the London grind I haven’t made them a priority. That ends in 2017. James and I have signed up to the Radley Choral Society (!) and I’m tentatively making plans for regular blog posts.
As always, the 6 month plan is in place, with long term targets and short term goals booked in. Having things to look forward to helps me keep my sparkle. This year, those goals have appeared in the form of a week off to drive along the west coast of Scotland with my beloved, and a trip to Bali with my gorgeous sister.
Arriving in Scotland always feels like coming home. There is something about the freshness of the air, the minxy accent and the way the sky holds the light that feels magical. We are going to cruise around the lochs, stay in bonkers B&Bs, and eat our body weights in haggis. Scotland is the only place that I would move to in a heartbeat (and hey, 2017, let’s not rule it out!) We’re going in Feb so the temp is going to be circa -1000 degrees, but it sets the scene for lots of roaring fires and wee drams. The bonnie lochs in Feb = the recipe for cold extremities and a warm heart.
As for Bali (BALI!) I am going because I want to see paradise. I need somewhere so removed from my desk and my commute and *wifi* that I can clear my head and breathe 1000 lungfuls of salty, unfamiliar air. So, off to the Gili Islands we go! Recommendations of any kind most welcome. Ahhhhhhhhhhh
With that kind of adventurous, spiritual nourishment lined up, anything is possible, and surmountable, this year.
So hola 2017. Let’s be a year of rolling with the punches and coming out stronger on the other side.