• Bella Butterflies

You do you.

Updated: Dec 30, 2018


I'm merely days away from logging out of my four email accounts and being "actually unavailable" and I'm not scared.

If you only read the title of a blog, then let it be this one. We live in a fast paced world full of good times and bad. So, do what suits you. Do you want to travel? Well then save up and go. Do you want to change jobs? Well start looking. Do you want to eat that chocolate bar? WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR.. eat it already. Eat two while you're at it. You may as well indulge before the "New Year, New Me" resolutions start!


I'm merely days away from logging out of my four email accounts and being "actually unavailable" and I'm not scared. Any issues anyone has ,can wait and will wait. I mean it this time. No emails. No work on non work days.


Someone recently made a comment to me, "I've never taken 3 weeks off in my life." This hurt me. Initially, I was stunned that someone would made that comment so readily, rather than wishing me well for some time off. But then I replied.


"Oh, that's a shame. I've decided to take some time for myself as I'm always giving it to others. I'm really looking forward to a break to make sure I can be the best for my clients."


They didn't say a thing. They looked shocked that I'd stood up for myself, but then I think they realised that I was indeed right. We live in such a different world that we can make these decisions without feeling guilty or ashamed. What this person doesn't know is we decided to take this time to spend it with an ill family member. We're not sure if it's the last family Christmas or if we have another few to go, but regardless we are spending it altogether.


Over the last few years I have lost two grandparents. Both very quickly and one without warning. I was lucky to spend some quality time with each of them, one-on-one, but at the time I didn't know that would be the last time. Since then, we are more proactive with making every family event we can, spending time planning and saving for holidays (big all small...watch this space!) and letting the future play out.


"Oh, that's a shame. I've decided to take some time for myself as I'm always giving it to others. I'm really looking forward to a break to make sure I can be the best for my clients."

As much as buying a house and being settled would be awesome, it's not our time yet. We are just looking forward to our 3, 6 and 12 month goals. Who's to say if we'll achieve them all? Hopefully, but shit happens. I'm just hanging out for some more free flights with my pilot in training. I mean, who doesn't like being in a tiny plane, with no aircon, doing circuits of the beautiful place we live in. Trust me, you are missing out big time! And here I thought being a speechie was pretty cool... I think his job takes the cake!


On that note, I might even squeeze in some reading before bed tonight. Who am I?


Mwah x

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