Reflection | Travel

Every year I used to come to the seaside town of Nerja in Spain to a villa that my parents friends own and having not been for the last 5 years this time round I think I have really appreciated just how special it is here. 

I'm not sure whether it's the fact I'm older and I can appreciate it more or maybe I now have my own home and little family I notice the smaller details. I used to shrug this place off as 'a bit boring' and just a chilled holiday but I can honestly say I have never wanted that more. After my 3 months away last year this holiday is exactly what I wanted. I loved travelling and seeing new things every day don't get me wrong I'm still going to be doing that on future holidays but having somewhere you can relax, enjoy each other's company and just take each day as it comes is very enjoyable. 

I'm writing this post sat on the ever so 'instagramable' steps of the villa that lead down to the garden and it's making me think about how I want my life to pan out and how I want to enjoy these moments with my family in the future.

The day I left the UK to fly here I was offered an amazing job in the area I am so desperate to work in. After a very emotional 10 weeks of being jobless and very penniless its given me a huge boost and it's making me enjoy this time away 100% more. I don't have to worry as much about just trying to cover my mortgage and bills. I'm not having to worry about the fact I didn't have the holiday spending money (But massive Thank you to my parents who have paid for this holiday for me). I don't feel anxious, upset, stressed or lonely any more as I feel like a huge weight has been lifted. 

I'm sure a lot of people are in a much worse situation than me and I am very very lucky however, after just buying and moving in to my first home loosing your job is not really the best place to be in. That coupled with a lot of self doubt due to a certain person from my previous job, a few physical and mental health problems I wasn't really in the best place. However I battled through attended lots and lots of job interviews, started working part time in a local shop and working on some freelance projects and then all of a sudden I was given an amazing opportunity and for that I will always be thankful. I am very lucky that I have amazing supportive parents and an incredible fiancé who managed to cheer me up and keep me focussed on a daily basis! From the outside looking in we look like we are having a whale of a time but we had a big money stress hanging over us and thankfully this never got the better of us and we kept striding for the best.

I believe everything happens for a reason and right now I could not be happier. 

1 comment:

  1. I don't like to hear you we're feeling crappy Alex! But, so so glad you've found the job you love!

    P.s the relaxed holiday sounds a dream!

    Em xx


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