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Goodbyes are never easy

Saying goodbye is always a challenging journey. Over the past few months, I've found myself withdrawing from the usual activities that once defined me. Social media interactions dwindled, social events were avoided, and the day-to-day routine became a struggle. It's not my typical demeanour, but a heavy feeling of overwhelm and exhaustion took hold, seemingly unshakeable. Days blurred into weeks, and time lost its meaning. Though not gravely ill, I battled a persistent cold and some aches, unable to function as usual.

In the past year, I've learned to quiet my mind and tune into my heart, embracing the discomfort and unravelling emotions. Through this strange phase, I've come to recognise that I'm in a period of grief. No one has passed away, yet I'm mourning the end of a relationship and the distancing of a family member, Moreover, I've shed my old skin, transitioning into a new phase of life. While the excitement for the future simmers within me, I understand the importance of honouring my past, accepting imperfections, and bidding farewell to what no longer serves me.

Navigating these goodbyes has not been easy. The quietness, the solitude, and the introspection have become my companions. It's a period of mourning, healing, and rediscovery. Despite the discomfort, I'm learning to embrace the lessons embedded in these experiences, understanding that closure is a crucial step towards the brighter horizons awaiting me. As I tread this path, I'm confident that acknowledging and appreciating my past is the key to unlocking the doors of a promising future. It's not merely about saying goodbye; it's about crafting a narrative that propels me toward new adventures and growth.

In addition to bidding farewell to familiar routines, I've made the tough decision to put a pause on my UK barn retreats for the upcoming year. The uncertainty surrounding my current situation makes it challenging to commit to these magical weekends. It's a bittersweet goodbye, as these retreats have been incredibly special, but for now, I need to prioritise navigating the unknown.

On the horizon of my future, there's a whirlwind of change. My house is now on the market, and I've made a bold decision to embark on a journey around Europe in a van, accompanied by my three loyal canine companions. The open road calls, and I'm eager to explore the diverse landscapes and cultures that Europe has to offer. It's a journey of self-discovery, a chance to reconnect with the simplicity of life on the road.

Despite bidding adieu to the UK barn retreats, my calendar is marked with excitement. I have two wellness retreats lined up, where I'll be the host, introducing guests to the transformative power of breathwork, the serenity of sound baths, the invigorating effects of cold-water therapy, and the profound connections with both nature and oneself. It's a journey of self-discovery.

The retreats promise a harmonious blend of delightful food, refreshing drinks, abundant sunshine, and pure fun. It's an opportunity to create memorable experiences for those seeking a path to well-being and self-awareness. Once these retreats conclude, my path becomes an unwritten story. The future is an open canvas, and I'm ready to paint it with the colours of spontaneity and adventure. Who knows where the road will lead me after that? It's an exciting unknown, and I'm embracing it with open arms. Cheers to the unforeseen adventures that lie ahead!

If you would like more information on the retreat’s inbox me.

Much love

Amanda xxx

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