Having just had a birthday it’s given me a chance to reflect on the past year. What a year it was. Half a century brought in some very happy times, the loss of a job and some desperately sad times too but also a new hair colour (important not to forget the minor details). It has given me a lot to reflect on.
On the whole I think that it has made me think about who and what is really important in life and changing things around a bit so I can really engage in the whole work/life balance. I find that, even though we are in a financially different position having lost my income, I have never been happier. I worked in a company where stress levels were in some areas through the roof and it’s bound to have a knock on effect. I have noticed that people see me differently now and tell me I ‘look’ different.
But having all this freedom has made me question what I want to do with my time and so now is time to take some new baby steps. I guess the first step is to tell you all that this will be my last blog. It’s been fun, it’s been therapy and it’s been great to feel I could tell people my ‘stuff’ and to write. I have enjoyed blogging far more than I ever imagined I would have done. It’s tapped into the little girl in me who loved English more than any other subject and essay writing was carte blanche to let my mind run wild.
However there is one passion that I have always had since I was a teenager and now, before it’s too late, I must do something about it and see where it takes me. Beauty and all that it encapsulates really is my passion and by beauty that means working from the inside out.
I will be moving to Youtube at some point and seeing where the new road takes me.
Thank you for reading and being there through good times, sad times and amazing times.
Lizzie (I feel I must come clean now and let you know I am actually called Rachel!)
(You’ll also be able to find me on insta @lindoprachel)