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blog001Too many people are more inclined to be urgent about gaining money, gaining acceptance from others and gaining accolades of excellence than they are in giving love, getting to know themselves and being someone they are accepting of and fulfilling their dreams no matter how small or big. You’ve heard this before right? Money isn’t everything. Love is the answer. Degrees aren’t a worthy measure of success.

Why is it such a rarity that I find people who aren’t blindly on a quest to save, invest, or plan for the future if we are often reminded of what’s important? As humans we find it easier to be comfortable and this is a comfortable path. The sooner you face up to being uncomfortable, the sooner you will find the courage to chase passions, open your heart to friendships and lovers, and find a wealth of joy in life lived today.

Comfort may satisfy some. It’s not for me. It’s not asking too much to want more out of life than simply following an agenda society set out for me because it’s easy. I’m not opposed to university, a career, marriage, creating a home and/or family, a 9-5 job and retiring. I am opposed to the notion that these concepts are your only options and that you must live your life according to a pre-determined timeline of goals. You can actually do whatever you want with your life. You are only constrained by you.

Last week I danced amongst light beams of the setting sun surrounded by people unafraid to release passion at Little Beach here on Maui, Hawaii. A month ago a part of me nagged to stay in my comfort zone. Thoughts and feelings previously unfamiliar to me where threatening me to choose the safe options. Anxiety sat with me before I slept and shined it’s light when I woke. If I had listened I’d probably still be harnessed with pressure instead of the lightness and clarity I am experiencing now. I have more direction now by giving space to discovery than when I felt as though I needed to force feed my being in to ambition to safe guard my future. Allow yourself to dance, to play, to create, to connect, to breathe!

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00uploadI wake up early dancing in to the day that awaits me with open arms. I am free to roam or to stay and relax in bamboo paradise listening to the roar of the river flow through the gully below my bedroom. The adventure is mine to choose. I have no agenda. I feel refreshed. I have a rekindled creative energy and am motivated to create this blog.

I am blessed and cursed with a wandering heart beating for new adventures. I become both restless and worn out with prolonged routine. This 10 day get away reawakened my soul which was becoming stagnant in my everyday surrounds. I’m generally a very optimistic human who can find joy in many ways but at times I loose that zest and need to take a break. Some may say this is self indulgent. I disagree. Yes I personally get to enjoy wonderful experiences but I am filled with motivation and enthusiasm which I can carry back to the land of everyday radiating positive energy again. Time out is worthwhile. Time out can be 1 hour reading in the sun, 1 day doing a day hike or 1 week discovering a tropical destination. Do it for yourself and for those you surround yourself with. Recenter. Rejuvenate. Restore.

I took time out with loved ones in Bali pictured here at a house made entirely of Bamboo in Green Village out of Ubud. I woke up fresh in the comfort of my accredited Ethical Clothing Australia Nico underwear Tee and Body Peace Bamboo Bottom huggers, hair still carrying extra oil from massage oils used the afternoon before and eyes still shedding dream dust. I strive to make friendly fashion purchases buying from ethical and environmentally friendly resources only.

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