I hope you enjoyed the long weekend. I am writing this on a beautiful sunny day. Its Tuesday 1 June, and I am in Beverley sat in a park.
Over the long weekend I have been spending a lot of time outdoors, walking and relaxing. Its finally felt like summer is putting in an appearance. The weather and my travelling had certainly refreshed my mood.
I’ve had plenty of thinking time already. Being on a solo travelling adventure really is a great opportunity for me to think about my life, on different surroundings. Sometimes I find it difficult to gather my thoughts when I’ve been at home, and in the same circumstances for along time (thanks to lockdown in particular).
I did recently have a trip in mid May, this was mainly about just stopping and taking a break. Now I am on a longer trip I am recuperating and thinking.
There is so much in our lives that we cannot control. I think in recent days of travelling I have realised I am quite content with how my life is right now. Happiness is not a constant, like most people there are areas of my life where I am happy, and others where I am not.
I am trying to find the right balance between living my life, right here, right now and making positive plans for the future. We cannot control the future, but having goals and plans to look forward to certain helps me manage. I try to avoid a sense of fear when thinking of my future.
I have no intention of returning to my pre-lockdown way of life. Life has moved forward and a lot of time has passed. I am in the process of rebuilding my life that mixes the positives of my new world and a few pre-pandemic elements that are still worth my time.
I am sat here, on a park bench in the sunshine. I don’t have all the answers, but I am OK with that.