A few months ago, a close friend gave me a piece of advice . (I may have mentioned it on here before – can’t quite recall at this precise moment in time) Paraphrasing slightly, what they advised was to keep writing, keep taking lots of pictures, lie on the beach and stare at the sky. Basically- do more of what makes me happy.
Those words have echoed back at me regularly over the past 9/10 months and, wherever possible, they have been words to live by.
Taking time for yourself in this crazy world isn’t selfish. It’s called self-care. It’s essential.
So, what have I done?
Well, I’ve kept writing and typing Book Baby 7. I’m onto my second notebook and I’ve typed 10 000 words.
I’ve taken hundreds and hundreds of photos. Very few of these have people in them and, of late, there have been more than a few flowers. Here’s just one to give you a flavour ( absolutely no idea what kind of flower this is but I love it!)
I haven’t sat on the beach …yet…but I have walked it many many times over the months.
and I’ve stared up at the sky…
So, what have you done to make you happy?