I'm back from my holidays. I arrived back home this morning around 2:30am... :(
I'm glad to be home in my own bed but at the same time I could have easily stayed in Spain for another week.
The week was full of adventures with the boyfriend, his family and lots of their family friends. Go-karting, quad biking, jet-skiing, food, karaoke, more food, Indian Food, swimming, pool volley ball, beach, more food. You seeing a pattern here? Lol!
I ate a lot of food. I always find my appetite when I'm on holidays and I think that it might be because I relax more and my stomach relaxes with it so there is more space for food. We're talking, clearing my plate and eating other people's food as well as desert! haha!
Anyway, it was a really busy but relaxing holiday at the same time. Took lots of photos. The sites were lovely, the heat was a nice change. In the mean time poor little Northern Ireland has torrential rain and downpour. So it was fun to wind my friends up about being so warm and a little water wouldn't go amiss haha!
I did some yoga and swimming while I was there, but since it was so warm I kept the yoga to a minimum as I didn't want to over heat. Sun Salutations and some warrior poses was all I could stick. Swimming was good fun, and very refreshing. One of my friends who came with us is a fantastic swimmer and has inspired me to do it a bit more as it is definitely good exercise and a lot of fun.
I love having a break from real life. I love the feeling of being relaxed, and am going to try and incorporate that into my daily life. Today I used to catch up on some well deserved sleep in my new memory foam mattress. So excited to not have a sore back! lol
Drink lots of tea, chill out, tidy a little, organise presents, and browse on pinterest.
However from tomorrow, it's all about focusing on getting into a routine of learning Spanish, looking for jobs, exercise, reading, yoga and sleep. I have to say, for once I'm excited about it :)
Here's some pics of my adventures :)
This week has been full of weddings for me... Not literally for me, but I have been attending weddings.
My friend got married on Tuesday and I am still recovering from that. It was an all day thing and there were times where I couldn't handle being around so many people even though it was a relatively small wedding. (You can tell I don't come from a family that has many weddings, we're more the folk that has a lot of funerals as opposed to weddings haha! That was very sick) Don't get me wrong the wedding was beautiful and very enjoyable. I am just still very tired from the whole day of travelling and eating everything.
(Not even joking about that one. I sampled pretty much all the wee buns, 4 cups of tea, a tall glass of lemonade, a massive Christmas dinner, and TWO DESERTS!!! TWO!!!! What is wrong with me?)
My cousin is getting married tomorrow so it will probably take me another week to fully recover from that too haha!
Anyway, as a result I have been in a very tired mood, sleep pattern all out of whack but sleeping enough that I don't feel physically tired.
The boyfriend and I were talking on the phone and one conversation that stuck out in my mind was the ability of one to allow themselves to have bad days. I've found a lot of people seem to think that if we are in a bad mood, there has to be a reason. And so, we find a selection of nitty gritty things that annoy us and blame others for the way that we feel. When the truth is, we could just be in a bad mood because... Well just because. And that is ok, so long as you don't lash out at others for YOU feeling that way, or make others feel bad for us just feeling selfishly bad. It's not their fault, and we don't know what kind of day they might have had.
I have a pinboard on Pinterest that is dedicated to "things that make you think", and other philosophical sentences. I love my motivational posters that challenge the way I see things or go about my daily life. But sometimes we are of the illusion that we have to be motivated day in day out. We have to be inspired to be productive day in day out. No. We don't have to be proactive all the time. We are human beings, we're gonna have days where we struggle to get the motivation to wake up sometimes let alone get out of bed. Now I'm not condoning living in habit with poor motivation and little drive in life. But I am saying that if you ever see a picture on facebook from an expert yogi, or fitness instructor, or even a friend on facebook who is motivated and wants to inspire others to do the same by posting something I.N.S.P.I.R.A.T.I.O.N.A.L to be productive today. You can just scroll past it and say "Meh, not today love". You're allowed days off from being 110% driven. It's part of the "stages of change model" relapse is a bit component that can take place at any stage of the cycle. The big part is getting back onto the horse at some stage, and since everyone is different this can vary.
There was a lot more to the conversation than just this and I don't want to go too much into it otherwise I will be here all night, and like I said, I have a wedding in the morning. Have to be bright eyed and bushy tailed. Lol!
I am a 25 year old nurse, who is trying to find herself. This blog will contain epiphanies I have, my yoga progress and other such things. Enjoy. :)