Being offline has really reminded me of so many wonderful things that can bring simple pleasures and make like really rewarding.
In the last two months I've been offline I've taken more time to relax, read, get outdoors and focus on staying healthy and recovering from my hip surgery. It's been almost three months since my operation and I'm really pleased to say I'm not off my crutches and finally getting out on my own. It's been a slow road to recovery and I still have a long way to go, but everyday is better than the last and I can finally see a really positive future around the corner.
I never realised how much time I was using electronics until I stopped. The number of hours I've spent in front of a screen, whether it's a TV, a computer/laptop or my phone I was spending so long I can't imagine how I got anything done with my day.
In the first few days of being offline I actually found myself really restless and not sure what to do with myself, but soon enough you find yourself so bored you get up and start doing things to fill your time. I've read more books since Christmas than I did all of 2015, and my personal space has never been so clear of clutter and unwanted junk.
I've really got into cooking more interesting and healthy meals too and putting my health first, working on my exercises to get my hip back to full fitness and working towards getting out of the house more, and a long term fitness routine.
Being offline really leaves you plenty of time with your thoughts too. I've really taken the time to evaluate my goals in life, where I hope to go, and who I hope to be, which has been really uplifting and motivating in itself.
So with all that hopefully you'll understand why the blog has sort of vanished for two months, but Im excited to be back and look forward to getting the blog up and running again. I've already got plenty to share with you so if you're not following me on bloglovin' make sure you do. It really brings me a lot of happiness to share life with you and knowing you enjoy the content really means a lot.
I'm so glad I've taken this time to be offline and hope that although I might be returning to the internet I can really make sure I keep taking time out and only venturing online when I have something productive to do.
I'm going to be changing up the usual upload routine to see what works best so keep an eye out for new posts coming this week. If you have a favourite day you like to read posts let me know in the comments so I can do my best to work around you.
I hope you're having a great day and I'll speak to you soon!
Thea is an Academic, a Crafter and a Musician from the West coast of Wales. She documents her trials and tribualtions as she wanders the maze of challenges that life presents, all while travelling the world and pursuing her dreams.