I have just come back from a blissful 9 days in the wilds of Wales. Pretty remote, with dramatic cliffs and peace like no other. No seriously, I mean it. It’s pretty much silent…. Other than the tweeting birds and the odd dog bark from the beach. Although I live in a village myself, the silence of this beautiful place did take a bit of getting used to.
I love the hustle and bustle of a city mixed with the calm and quiet of the countryside. I’m definitely a bit of both, slightly leaning more towards the countryside vibe. However, this break was just what I needed. Time to really be absorbed in nature, my beloved books and the spectacular views, while spending time with wonderful family and friends.
Life moves at such a fast pace, I love it. I do also love sloooowing down every once in a while. I think what made this such a gorgeous break, was that I don’t live at this pace all the time or in this blissful quiet 24/7. It makes you appreciate it so much more. Rather than dashing around here there and everywhere, spending the day having a lovely lunch in a pub, walking my dog on the beach, reading and buying the essentials from a tiny village shop is just great.
We are bombarded with choice everywhere we look. I sometimes find that quite difficult. As someone who is completely experience hungry, wants to read every book on the planet and travel to every corner of the globe, I do find that often I feel like I don’t have enough time. The pressure to rush, absorb, consume is sometimes too much. However, being here has reminded me that actually having less choice, less distractions and less rush shows you what you really want to do, be and have each day.
Yes, I have turned even more woo woo than normal, but this has been such a brilliant recharge and now I’m ready for the busy (and also the not so busy) days in the year ahead.
Thanks for reading. Xx