Beginning again

Beginning again

Dawn is my favourite time of day.

There’s something to be said for being awake before the rest of the world to watch a new day unfold. It’s a peaceful time. Just you and the sounds of nature, unsullied by the sounds of cars, sirens, and toddlers shouting “Muuuuuuuum!” from their bedroom.

Like I said, it’s a peaceful time.

Most days, you will find me with a cup of coffee and a good book, snuggled in bed with a candle burning in the background. It is my “me time”. The time when I get to take a full, deep breath and appreciate the life I have created for myself and my son.

One morning, I was mindlessly scrolling on Instagram (as you do, am I right?) and I came across a text that struck a chord with me.

“There is something you currently already have, that the you from five years ago would be tremendously proud of.”

It made me pause because we are always in search of something more in this “always on”, rat race world.

We want the faster car, bigger house, more money, flash-y holidays, and the designer bag. We want more, more, more and we want it now. But do we ever stop and reflect on what we’re doing to get from where we are to where we think we want to be?

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I’m back, baby!

Alert the press. Tell the paparazzi. Someone warn the god damn state troopers. The Caffeinated Millennial is back and she’s here to stay (I think).

2020 has been a fucking t-r-i-p.

I would have laughed in your face if you had told me that the world would be gripped by a pandemic in 2020. I would have thought you were on a bad trip or had visited one too many shady “fortune tellers”. Unfortunately, we all know Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a very real thing and has brought about a very scary reality to many people. People losing jobs, homes, and relationships – everything a person works towards was taken in a moment’s notice.

My heart has broken over and over for those who have been affected – and continue to be affected – by the pandemic.

I am one of the “lucky ones”.

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