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A reminder for today: It takes time to settle in a new place, everything takes time. There’s no rush

Updated: Feb 3, 2020

It is really easy to fall into a place where you feel slightly out of your depth. You jump at an opportunity and even though you have that gut feeling where you know it’s the best thing, you second guess every move once you’ve said that initial YES. You question if it was the right thing to do, you question if it was practical at that moment or that you didn’t think about it enough.

A couple of weeks ago I was in a place where I didn’t know where I should base myself, where I should go. Following my yoga teacher training course, I really felt like I was in the right place, in the right community. I was in an environment where mindful thinking, well-being, care and appreciation for others was at the foreground of importance. I knew that is where I wanted to be, and who I wanted to be surrounded by. London was a living and breathing place where I knew I could thrive through a broad amount of opportunities, connections and relationships that I’d make. But living in London isn’t a piece of cake. So when I got the opportunity to move into a flat to replace a previous tenant, I didn’t half think about it and jumped at the opportunity and said YES. I said YES to being part of a community, I said YES to being in the heart of opportunity, and I said YES to a new life path.

It is so easy to get so excited that sometimes you get to a point of just being overwhelmed. That feeling of being out of your depth, not knowing what way to go, navigating transport, navigating those flash decision that often you get forced into. Most of the time though, the quick/forced decision can bring you happiness, and can bring you the opportunity. The past couple of days I’ve definitely felt overwhelmed. But all I needed to do was reflect. Just saying YES to this has brought me to a place where I can facilitate my thinking, and make some of it a reality. My ideas can be challenged, my ideas can be tested. My ideas can be brought to life.

A reminder for today: It takes time to settle in a new place, everything takes time. There’s no rush. Absolutely no rush.


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