Today, I want to write about gratitude as this weekend has been tough. It’s now 1 week until we embark on the adventure of a lifetime and, my god, I can’t wait! However, with the pressure cooker that is work, house, responsibilities and planning, I ended up have a small, yet pretty messy breakdown on Sunday morning involving a whole load of tears, sniffles and generally feeling sorry for myself.
I’m fine now, in fact better than fine as I dusted myself off and after a few deep breaths and many cuddles from Leo, I was able to sit and think about why this happened. From deep thought and removing myself emotionally from the situation, I was able to realize the source was a cocktail of different elements.
I think sometimes in life we overwhelm ourselves with taking on too many tasks. I know I do, and I feel we are all guilty of this at some point. I have completely taken the lead of planning everything as I work from home, for no other reason than I have the ability to not only work but also plan, search and book elements of our trip. Over the weekend one of the Airlines that we booked (and spent quite a considerable amount of money with), went bust. Yup, BUST!! Financial 'goddamn' crisis, bust! So, long story short we have lost all the money spent these flights. JUST.LIKE.THAT…GONE. This was breaking point number 1.
Hey! I'm Ally. I left the UK in 2011 to move overseas and ended up in New Zealand - my new home. This year we are taking a gap year to loop the world stopping in some AMAZING destinations - and I'm passionate about sharing these adventures with you!