I love me time

Marilyn Monroe

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“Keep smiling, because life’s a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.” – Marilyn Monroe

Walking around aimlessly can be a strangely romantic experience. You take the time to look up at the buildings, stop and watch the street artists, admire sunlight on the river and give yourself the chance to fall in love with a space. I have been in Melbourne for one week now and I spent this afternoon in silence wandering the city streets.

There is an energy and hum in a big city, but I believe you can still achieve the quite solitude of a country walk and use the time to reflect and slow down. I took in strangers passing by like trees or vistas, interesting, unique people going about their day. Being so surrounded gives you an odd sense of autonomy and loneliness. I really like it, finding a quite space to be alone has so many new possibilities now.

“Sometimes your only available transport is a leap of faith.” M.Shepard

There are many things to consider when the end of a decade is looming ahead, there is always the reflection of time that has past. How full have I allowed my days to become? If I was to relive many of those days I would most definitely have gotten out of bed or off the couch more. Life we are often told by Pinterest quotes is ours to be lived as we see fit, we are in charge of our own journey and we have the power to change our direction at any time simply by deciding it. So with my addiction to deep self reflecting quotes clearly bordering on acute I have decided to take a leap of faith. Taking my favourite quotes quite literally I am heading out in a new direction.

I have quit my job, left my long term boyfriend, sold all (not the pretty stuff) my possessions and have a one way ticket out of my current life. Some may say that I have gone a bit too far after being inspired by Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, LoveΒ last year, but not I. If I am going to do something it is all or nothing!

So, with a world of possibilities available and a courageous spirt I am about to embark on an adventure. Determined to get off the couch and out of bed I will not meander along uneventfully any longer. Success TBC…