After a little break away in the sun; I have returned to normality and my usual routine. While being on holiday is normally a time to rest and relax, I have found that my body has not recharged itself until I got back into my routine. The excitement of being on holiday and exploring a new country takes its toll. I found myself getting stressed with planning both before and during the holiday, and ended up waking a lot earlier than planned every day I was away. Amidst long days out and coupled with broken sleep I was left exhausted by the time I hopped on the plane home. Not long after take off I completely knocked out and fell asleep!

After being back to work for a week my body has finally gotten back into my usual sleeping routine. I have managed to get back into swimming after a little hiatus, and also changed my eating habits back from the late Spanish meal times. Change is good every now and again but it is always comforting to come back to a ‘normal’ lifestyle.


‘What is normal? Normal is only ordinary; mediocre. Life belongs to the rare, exceptional individual who dares to be different.’

V.C. Andrews – My Sweet Audrina

I don’t want to live a life that is mediocre, a sorrowful life of ‘what ifs’, one which is filled with dull moments. When and if I get to the ripe old age of 60/70 years old, I would like to think that I can look back at my life and know I lived it to its fullest. I would like to know that I took every single opportunity given to me, that I spent crazy amounts of money to visit a friend, that I travelled because I had the time to. I don’t want to reflect and find I lived an ‘ordinary’ life.

We live in a world where we seek to fit in, where we look to be a sheep in the flock, but is it all that bad to stand out from the crowd?