‘Twas The Night Before Christmas…

Merry Christmas Eve!

Supposedly, this is a good time of year for reflection and rejuvenation. Okay. Now is as good a time as any in my opinion, so I guess I agree. Despite my ‘hatred’ for New Year’s resolutions and suchlike, I somehow find myself thinking about how I want the upcoming year to look. And in a wider sense, how I want my life to look (as moves and decisions I make now, will obviously have an impact on my future). So, in other words, what can I – what should I – do today, to place me in the best position for where I want to be tomorrow?

In the midst of navigating a career overhaul, I’ve been pondering on my passions: what I’ve enjoyed doing, what I’d like to try and perhaps what I’d like to do more of.

No mean feat for a Gemini.

…In between my musings, I’ve also been baking cupcakes and preparing for tomorrow’s festivities. Have a wonderful Christmas, Gems! x

Christmas hug

Homeward Bound

So my Caribbean holiday is coming to an end.

😦

Thankfully, the weather did a 180 after my last blog post, so for the past week, I’ve been doing everything I planned to do out here: enjoying the beaches, relaxing poolside, and experiencing as much of the local delights as possible. As I want to make the most of these last few hours here, I’ll make photos the focus of this post. Enjoy:

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The Calm After The Storm

As I sit writing this post, I’m currently residing in the Caribbean; chilling and reclining on a chaise longue, watching the sea move, the sun shine and the beach-dwellers wine…

Nah.

Not even.

Let me be honest with you: my Caribbean holiday quickly changed from this:

Hot Holiday

to this:

Stormy View

Rainy season in the Caribbean is meant to be over! September til November I was told… we’re midway through December now, what gives??? Last night was like nothing I’ve ever experienced: the sounds of the storm coupled with the wind-rain combo was unreal. With memories of the island previously having been ravaged by a hurricane, I could detect the fear in nearby conversations conducted in hushed tones. But, the weather lady has reassured us that it is only a slow passing storm. It’s not even that serious.

Because the bad weather meant that I was unable to go out and ‘hit the town’ with my friends last night, whilst cooped up in my hotel room watching movies on HBO, I observed the storm a little. And the calm after the storm.

It made me think about the fact that things don’t always turn out how we expect them to… That life may not always look the way we want it to. But that we have to make the most of it anyway. As Vivian Greene said, “life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass… it’s about learning to dance in the rain.”

Dance In The Rain

Excuse me whilst I go and find my dancing shoes!

It’s Holiday Time!

The time has finally come. I’ve been waiting for this moment for the past five or so months. It’s finally time to put my travel-card away for a bit; my bikinis need another holiday. In a few hours, I’ll be stepping onto a plane, jetting off towards the Caribbean. Bliss. Yet, contrary to the impression I may have given off last week, I am far from ready.

Yup.

Still completely unprepared.

Having spent much of my evening applying a honey-blonde tone to my hair, watching reality television and readying my fingers and toes (you can clearly see where my priorities lie!)… as of right now, my suitcase is still in various states of disarray, and I have no idea where my carry-on case is.

For the above reasons, I’ll keep this post short and sweet. Need to get back to my pre-holiday duties… I’ll update you throughout my ‘vacation!’

Until then, toodles! x