Simply, an update. At the start of November I drew up a little calendar which roughly covered November, December, and a little of January. It became clear that I could fit the rest of my time in Australia onto two pieces of A4 paper. A little daunting at first and yet it seems that the next two months, and onwards, will be some of the most busy, fulfilling, and exciting times to come. Summer in Australia is a magical thing full of beach days, friends, sunsets, and adventures. The cliched summer you always dreamed of made achievable by location and more reliable weather than that of my birth country.
There's a shift in both my exterior and interior self and goals. I've moved my 'home' location which has allowed life to be more relaxed and busy at the same time. Days not working are spent outdoors, making the most of the coast, and learning to surf. My creativity has become of paramount importance to me and things are finally being booked in. The rest of my time in Australia will see me utilising summer, saving money like mad, working on my passion projects and media, and being active. The end of November was when the trips began to start - camping, day adventures, things further afield. We spent days on a luxurious houseboat reading, BBQing, jumping off the boat into refreshing clear water, exploring bays, and relaxing. This was just part of a string of 60th birthday celebrations which also incorporated Crowded House at the Opera House and a catered party. I think I probably felt just as spoiled and appreciative as the birthday boy! We spent three days at a bush doof-arts festival too which held nothing but good vibes and eye-opening experiences. Christmas will fold into a road trip, Byron and Falls Festival and my birthday, a weekend further up the coast, before having one, single day in Sydney to pack all my bags. The next we fly to Bali, a big group of us, for two weeks before I return to... England! for the first time in two years. I have about five weeks there, catching up, having meetings, exploring, going into shock from the contrast of Sydney/Bali summer into English winter... and preparing for the next big trip.
The start of March I'm off to India to do my yoga teacher training, boyfriend and friends in tow. It's a new chapter and one which reflects on so much that I have been progressing towards this last year, particularly these last few months. Big changes are on the horizon and I feel like so much of it fully aligns with my values, something which can admittedly be hard to achieve with all the pressures of conformity and expectations we find ourselves surrounded by. The focus will be just as inwards as outwards on this journey. Travel will continue into Asia...and a few other places. Focus will be on wellness, yoga, documentation, creativity, and cultural research. It's pretty much where I've been working towards and I am so grateful and excited for the months left in this beautiful and the opportunities I have to come. Looking forward to sharing with you all... and any tips? are most welcome!