I was sleeping through life until I finally awoke.
A few months back the frequency of my posts was inconsistent but I’m not apologizing anymore.
The truth is… I was (and still am) too busy (or very productive) waking up from a sleep that lasted way too long.
I have been enjoying the smallest moments, the rays of sunshine, smelling the flowers, going on morning runs (sometimes), sitting in a small café enjoying a choco latte, yoga, joining a hike to welcome the coming autumn and think on what I might harvest in this time … slowly awakening to the beauty of life.
- enjoying my new morning routine.
- reading new books that fill me with inspiration.
- writing my heart out.
- letting go of old goals that aren’t of service to me anymore.
- visiting art shows, cafés, etc.
- going for long. long walks in Rotterdam (trying out some forest bathing).
- I’m painting again!
I’m doing the things that give me energy and say NO to the things that don’t.
I’m calling it “My Year of YES!“
And slowly I wake.
I say yes to the things that used to scare me. And, finally, I realise… that I was holding myself back for all these years by holding on to old dreams and keeping myself small (unconsciously).
Every time, I said no to a social event, going salsa dancing, visiting an art show on my own, acting out of fear instead of curiosity, I was slowly adding another bar to my golden prison.
Sometimes your comfort zone can be the most dangerous place for you to be.