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Personal Bloom

Updated: May 17, 2020

Let’s call this blog, Personal Bloom.

This is a read for those of you out there who have either found themselves in a life slump, or smashing life but for some unknown reason not feeling it, or just generally wanting more from life but just don’t know where to start. Or of course those of you out there who are my usual readers, this is a bit of an inspirational one. Well that’s my hope anyway. It’s a 4 minute read and I hope it helps.

Now I love this piece of writing, you might not, but give it a chance and go in with an open mind.

So let this sit with you for a moment.

For the highs and lows and moments in between, mountains and valleys, and rivers and streams. For where you are now and where you will go, for “i’ve always known” and “i told you so,” for “nothing is happening’” and “all has gone wrong,” it is here in this journey you will learn to be strong, you will get where you’re going, and landing where you belong.
Morgan Harper Nicholas

So what did you think? Yay or Nay? Ah, It’s completely up to you but,

How do you feel?

Ponder on that for a moment.

Ask yourself.

Where are you now? Where do you belong? Where do you want to be? And how are you going to get there? What mountain are you going to move to get to it?

Is it time, to make time for, what I like to call it,

A personal bloom.

You know, those moments in life that really remind you exactly what life is for, living right? You know the moments that re-light your spark and make you shine. Give you your faith back in humanity, the moments that turn you back into the story teller that you are. Thats what I call a personal bloom.

So, how do you trigger a personal bloom? You could um;

Take one thing that scares the living daylights out of you and do it, smash it out of the water, expose yourself to your deepest fear. It will give you so much empowerment you want to go on and smash the next, it will no longer have any power over you. How does that sound? Good right?

Or is there something you’ve been wanting to do and been putting it off because of life chores?

Perhaps going back into education and re-igniting that brain of yours? Re-lighting that thirst for information, doesn’t nessasserly have to be university, but perhaps a course?

My mother loves art, and she’s joined a local art class and even though I can’t nessasserly tell what she’s created, she’s the happiest I have seen her in a long time.

My friend Kerry, re-joined ballet after many years, and again probably the happiest i’ve ever seen her is when she’s on her toes.

So maybe an idea?

I’ve got many more success stories and examples but one doesn’t wish to bore.

Sometimes we put the things we love most on hold, or on the back burner to put life’s chaos and ‘higher priority’ things in front of what we love. Then the inevitable happens, we sadly forget about them, and then they end up so far down our list of things to do, then never end up getting a looking at or even a thought, and then once again end up getting demoted down, to getting referred to as a ‘I wished I could have’… and suddenly they’re a wish or a past wish. Sad isn’t it.

On the other spectrum perhaps testing the water and trying something new?

This can be small or large, possibly a new watering hole, activity, club or holiday destination. Literally question anything that you consider routine and your habitable go to and try something different.

If you're a frequent beach frolicker perhaps a city escape might be a good option for this years escape?

Only you will know, so get your Travel Savvy on.

Mix it up, surely only good things can come off that right?

What I’m suggesting is taking a moment to have a think about it, what did you used to be passionate about? What as a child did you marvel at? Hell, as a kid what did you want to be? Give those avenues a think, and expand on them, because they might just be the sugar and spice you need in your life.

Let me know, because I’m super interested with what you guys come up with.

Furthermore, i’m an experiencer and firm believer that life may throw mountains and hurricanes at you, but firstly they make you stronger everyday, and those battle scars are stories and experiences that make you all the wiser. Secondly, you are so much stronger than you think, and you’re not made aware of this until these monumentious events are hurled at you.

So take each day in your stride and understand that it’s ok not to be ok, but also, if it’s not ok, it’s not the end, and just to know that when it is the end, you will be all the more happier and wiser.

But for now, in those moments of self doubt you must understand, self doubt is just in your head, not a single valued person in your life would ever say those thoughts that are going through your head to you. You must understand that in fact 100% of those doubtful and negative comments are false and they’re only holding you back from your full potential. Reach out talk to people, there’s always going to be a positive outlook from someone else to rub off on you, and as my dad always says “a problem shared is a problem half’ed”.

So to those of you reading this, yes you. What are you going to do next?

Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself.

Marcus Aurelius

I think a personal bloom may be needed?

Do you?

The world is your oyster,

Travel Savvy Guide

If you enjoyed this, please give it a like, and share with your friends and family. Just like you’re about to ponder and adventure on, this is my personal bloom and I’m hoping for it to grow. So any help and support is very much appreciated. Much love from yours truly,

Travel Savvy Guide

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