I expected to feel horrific when I got back from travelling. After being away for 14 months I thought the initial ‘see my friends and family and be back in the motherland’ feeling would wear off after a few weeks and I’d be left sobbing alone in the corner. Everyone would be bored of my stories and I would come to detest the English accent because let’s face it, the kiwi accent is a million times better.
But I’ve only really had a couple of ‘woe is me’ days. Usually, I can’t believe I’m back and I absolutely love and appreciate all the things I missed, having baths, eating dinner with my family and not waking up in the middle of the night to some Germans sitting on my bed snorting coke. View Post
On Wednesday evening I headed to RADA studios in central London for my first ever Kundalini yoga class. One of my 25 Things Before 25 was to go to a yoga class and I was inspired to try Kundalini yoga after falling in love with yoga a few years ago, alongside hearing the effects of Kundalini specifically could be similar to Ayahuasca.
During my time in Peru, I met a lot of people who had taken Ayahuasca and had incredible experiences. Others, not so great. I passed on doing an Ayahuasca retreat whilst away as I actually don’t think I’m mentally strong enough to cope with vomiting, intense hallucinations or potentially life altering revelations . Some of you may call me boring, I like to think of myself as sensible.
Today I start my first 25 things challenge, 30 days of meditation!
My brain is a very busy (crazy) place and sometimes I struggle to switch off.
I have read book after book on mindfulness, meditation and how to use yoga to quieten your mind. I’m so well informed but thoughts of what I ate for dinner or how much I want to go to Nepal still seem to plague me on a daily basis.
This morning I had the terrifying realisation that I am turning 25 next year. Whilst I obviously know how old I am, I have never really considered how close I am to the dreaded mid-twenties, and I think it’s safe to say that if anyone is going to have a quarter life crisis, it’ll be me.
But, being the optimistic girl that I am, I swiftly wrote myself a bucket list of 25 things I want to do before I’m 25. I turn 25 in September 2017, and I am feeling confident that a new me is just around the corner.