Ever just fall into a funk and not even realise that you’re there? Ever do that for literally years until it becomes a new normal? Well I did, and I’ve come to realise that I’m not entirely happy with this new normal.
A few years ago my vision was strong and focused, and I moved at lighting speed. Now, I have too many things on my plate (and am too anxious to let anything go) and as a result of that and age, my mind shifts to what could go wrong, rather than what could go right. And as a result, the things that required hard work that resulted in long term happiness took a back seat in favour of nightly sedation.
Then I woke up.
And reality smacked me in the face. I’m not going to become any happier with my life the more hours I spend mindlessly scrolling through social media, being a blob in front of the Youtubes.
Fortunately I’ve always had a partner in crime throughout the entire journey who could not only understand where I was coming from, she empathised. Violet. So many in my life could sympathise, but only Violet got me. And so we agreed that 2020 would be the year we change our habits, wake up and embrace happiness.
What makes me happy is creating content, building businesses and living life creatively.
And what better way to build content then enjoy a day out together! We used to do this almost every weekend during our most active blogging periods so we thought we’d slowly ease back into it with a visit to the Warratina Lavender Farm.
Throughout the years it’s become increasingly more difficult to find picturquest locations that aren’t overwhelmed by the sheer number of tourist buses, but we got lucky with this one. We made the decision to head out a little earlier than normal and it paid off 🙂 The gardens are certainly a lot smaller than I had anticipated, having visiting the Bridestowe Lavender Estate in Launceston a few years ago, but the farm was beautiful on it’s own and peaceful enough to enjoy.
I’ll be honest, it felt a bit awkward taking “outfit” photos again. The stares from other customers and the natural impending judgement, “just another instagram fashion blogger”. Though with Violet, Jimmy and Tobias by my side I always feel like I have an extra dose of confidence to focus and push on. That and experiences like these are character building, which only help in term build confidence. Such a positive cycle.
And even Jimmy decided to “Vogue” for the camera too!
A simple day out to a lavender farm symbolised a fresh start, a second chance to pursue this path and see where it may take me.
Photos by Tobias