Over the last week I have been winding down for the year after my last painting workshop for 2016. This has been a massive year building my creative business, Upcycled & Co. and I have loved every minute.
Taking the time to relax is really doing wonders for me. Yesterday I even set myself up on our deck on the lounger with magazines, my laptop, phone and a cold drink to relax in the summer warmth. I really cannot rememer the last time I did this - it has been years! I read articles in magazines (something I've not done for so, so long) and just connected with the feeling of being relaxed. And, it was wonderful.
In kicking back from my business I've found I have been drawn to one of my old interests, photography. I'm really loving reconnecting with this creative pasttime. I have been inspired by watch a series of videos from Makelight in which Emily Quinton gives tips and ideas about how to create beautiful Instagram images.
So photography is yet another way in which I connect with my inner feelings about how it's great to be alive. By appreciating the beauty in my surroundings every single day, I feel such great joy and gratitude for this life that I have been given.
Now it's your turn... What really inspires you to connect with the feeling that it's great to be alive? I'd love to know, so leave a comment below.