In all honesty, I never intended to start a ‘Beach Reflection’ series, yet here I am with a third part. Also, the pictures in this post are another set in my instalment of re-posting deleted posts from my blog.
With everyone trying to settle into a new normal with various restrictions being relaxed although the Covid 19 virus is still very much out there, I’ve been trying to use what I’ve learnt during the lockdown period to restructure and reset my life. That being said, in this post, I highlight 3 important life lessons that I’ve learnt during this period that have been helpful in making my time-off more meaningful.
1. I WASN’T LIVING A VERY SATISFYING LIFE – AWARENESS.
In my earlier Beach Reflection posts – https://mignolly.com/2020/04/24/beach-reflections-coronavirus-covid-19-pandemic/ and https://mignolly.com/2020/05/30/beach-reflections-2-are-smaller-dreams-the-way-to-go/, I talked about how I’ve been able to focus inwardly and re-discover passions and dreams that I had subconsciously buried. Consequently, as I started working on trying to actualise them, it became clearer that I had gotten so used to monotony in my life, that I wasn’t challenging myself anymore. The fact that I wasn’t doing what I actually wanted made me feel suffocated, and that’s why I was desperate for a break, which lucky for me, the lockdown gave me.
2. I’M CREATING AND CHOOSING MY OWN PATH – TRAIL BLAZING.
Following my discovery of how unfulfilled my life was, I decided to start living the life I want, and I must admit, this process is not easy. It’s difficult to explain your vision to others, when a picture is so clear in your mind, yet, there’s no particular path paved for it. That being said, I’m learning that my drive, will and determination are really the only tools I need to propel me to the heights I plan to reach. No one else can bring to fruition what I have in my mind since they don’t share my vision.
3. IT’S OKAY TO GO AT YOUR OWN PACE – ACTUALIZATION.
Admittedly, I’ve always felt this way, but it’s become even more apparent now. With my twenties coming to an end gradually, but ever so quickly, I feel like I’ve finally started to understand life in a way that can only be learnt through experience. And the most important thing I’ve leant in my life is that it is mine, and the only person that I have to compete with is me. Therefore, I’ve reached the stage of my life where yes, I want some things I don’t have now, whether tangible or intangible, but I’ve come to understand that things will eventually unfold as they should.
I’m not waiting for a new normal, I’m creating my new normal.
I really hope the lockdown period has given you much needed ‘me time’ to focus on what you really want to do and work towards creating the life you want.
“Fashion you can buy, but style you possess. The key to style is learning who you are, which takes years. There’s no how-to road map to style. It’s about self expression and, above all, attitude.”
Thanks for reading my post 😊
Love always, Mignolly
Playsuit: Mr. Price
Wicker/Straw bag: Lekki Arts and Crafts Market
Straw hat: Lekki Arts and Crafts Market
Location: Barracuda Beach Resort, Lagos
Edits by me @mignolly