Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.- Henry David Thoreau
[Benidorm 2016 – view is Peacock Island]
On my journey to reawaken my creative side it was lucky that I was booked in for a holiday abroad. I have always found travel a great chance for exploration: not just of the country but of oneself. Surrounding oneself in new things, food, people, views rekindles a creative spark at least in myself I have found.
Whilst in Benidorm I found myself pleasantly surprised. You hear horror stories of rowdy drunken hen and stag dos, but knowing my reasons for being there I kept a clear head, drinking in moderation and instead took to sightseeing.
Sightseeing took me to a quaint little village called Guadalest, nestled in the mountains the views were breathtaking as well as the history. What I learnt from my trip and the reason behind the name of this blog is simple: travelling can be an opportunity to relax but also relearn.
[Guadalest view from top on hill]
In short the lessons learnt are don’t stress about the little things, take time for yourself and do what makes you happy (within reason of course). I find the best ways to keep yourself motivated, creative and inspired is to do something different at least once everytime you feel yourself becoming unmotivated or uninspired.