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Bitesize Wonders 03

Rachy Lewis
Rachy Lewis

Watching January as it wraps up is quite bittersweet. It always feels like that in the genesis of almost anything, because embracing a new phase for what is means letting go of the old. As you know, this year, I decided to take active steps to change my life because I was on a path of self-destruction.
After I outlined my goals and intentions for the year, I wasted no time putting them into action. I’ve been very focused this month and my pursuits have been single-minded.

In the past, January has often felt like the longest month of any season. It would drag on for days and days unwilling to give way to the pending future ahead. This time though feels a little different somehow. Whilst the first days of the year feel so far away now, time also seems to have passed by quite quickly and I wonder if my perception has much to do with how I’ve been filling my days.

I’ve been quite happy with how things have been going lately. Yes, there have been ups, downs and reasons to not smile all the time. The things I struggled with last year did not just disappear or solve themselves either. But I’m also in the best place I’ve been mentally in ages which has actually been rather comforting.

Keeping a gratitude journal has really helped me maintain a positive outlook in life. It wasn’t something I had ever really done before, so when I decided I would be doing it every week this year, I imagined it would be challenging at the very least. My intention was to find the silver linings in my mundane days and treasure them a bit longer. I wanted to ponder upon the little big things that make me even one ounce of happy. I wanted to see the glass half full again and deliberately appreciate them for what they are.

Here are some moments I treasured this week – my special Bitesize Wonders.

Your restless romantic roamer

Photos taken in London, UK

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