July 2020 – Work in Progress

That’s another month ticked off.

Not much to report really this month, as the title suggests it’s feel like work in progress on all the things I want to do to improve my life and situation.

I guess that in life we are all work in progress be this to be healthier, fitter, move up the career ladder or whatever you want to improve on. I think the challenge with this though is at times to stop and celebrate the progress you’ve made so far, as often it’s easy to look at what’s left to achieve and feel like you’re not making progress, well that’s me anyway.

With all the work I’ve been doing around self-love, I’ve delved deeper into self-acceptance and working out what my true purpose in life is/my gift/what sets my soul on fire, however you want to describe it. I think we all know what this is deep down but often we are distracted by life’s dramas & society’s expectations to do anything about it. Another book a friend suggested I read was Unbound by Nicola Humber

This book has really got me thinking about how I can live a more unbound life.

I’ve always been a person to follow my own path, yes I do conform begrudgingly to some of society’s expectations but reading this book made me realise that I can live a life that feels right for me and to hell to anyone who tells me otherwise, I know that deciding this and then making it happen won’t be easy but as you probably know by now I don’t shy away from challenges!! Not sure what this means but am willing to dig deep and really live by my true self.

Slowly but surely I am falling in love with who I am both physically and mentally, it’s a strange feeling but one that I could get used too!

July was my birthday month, with all that has gone/is going on at the moment I wasn’t really sure how best to celebrate, over the years I’ve struggled and often don’t do anything, just see it as another day! I did have this thought that it might be quite cool to watch the sunrise and as I live not that far from the East Coast then it might be worth having a very early alarm call to do this!! I asked a friend if she fancied coming with me, she was up for it so on Thurs 30th July, we woke up at 4.30am and drive the short way to Anderby Creek (we camped over in a lovely campsite in Anderby), one of my favourite places in Lincolnshire, sat on the beach and watched the sunrise over the horizon!! Leading up the day I was worried that the weather might not be kind to us but for the hour or so we sat waited and watched the weather was just perfect, enough cloud to get these amazing images and still clearly see the sun rising.

Once the sun was fully visible, the cloud came in and the sun disappeared behind it!! We felt truly blessed to have this opportunity to witness this occasion and making the early alarm call all worth it. I finished the day off with the swim at the lake and a catch up with another friend. So as I head into my 44th year, who knows what life has in store for me but I do know that…

Right now I’m just taking each minute, hour and day as it comes and focusing on positive action and mindset.

Until next time, stay safe xxx

 

Published by lincolnshiregirl

I'm 40 something gal living in the beautiful county of Lincolnshire, England. I run my own business which is a rollercoaster of good times and bad times but it is what makes life interesting. I'm a self-confessed foodie, which some people might think is bordering an obsession, but a good obsession I would say. I am a fully qualified food technologist, nutritionist and personal trainer and use my skills and knowledge to keep striving to better myself in all areas of my life. Despite being dyslexic I love reading both fiction and non-fiction books and usually have four or five on the go at any one time. I enjoy keeping myself fit and healthy by regular visits to the gym as well as enjoying open water swimming and sometimes I'm brave enough to swim without a wetsuit. This blog is all about my life and adventures.

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