I’m feeling pretty good right now: Poppit’s at nursery, I’ve hiked up the Binn Hill, the washing is blowing dry on the clothes line, I’ve set the alarm for 30 minutes to bash out a new blog post (look up Pomodoro technique if you need help staying focused on something) and I just drank a cup of tea …. life is good.
With that in mind, and spring being the season of celebration, taking stock, and blowing away cobwebs, I wanted to write about something that sits at the centre of everything for me: community and connection. Fourteen months ago, I moved to Burntisland in Fife, just across the water from Edinburgh where I’d spent three years. Before moving over, I was super intentional regarding the type of life I wanted for my son and I, the type of business I wanted to start and grow, and the specifics of the people and connections I wanted in my life. I almost have to pinch myself because, when I reflect back, I can’t believe I’ve actually arrived at that place. I know, right!
For me and no doubt many of us, a day can seem long with twists and turns and when I get to the end of it I collapse into bed (usually late) frustrated that I haven’t done all the things I’d wanted to do. It can all seem a bit overwhelming and, dare I say, feel “pointless” at times. But something happened last month at the Bodylushious screening of ‘Project Wild Thing’. Scanning around at the people gathered there, I was touched by the warmth and connection from the truly amazing folk Poppit and I now have in our lives. They are in a sense our Burntisland family. On that night, I cast my mind back to a year ago and felt a sense of contentment that it was really happening. We were and are a part of something amazing, with a deeply nourishing sense of connection and, actually, it’s all happened in such a short time.
So, in celebration of spring and new beginnings, I want to share some of the big things that have happened, my 5 building blocks for a good life.
These building blocks are deeply personal to my own way of life, and yours may look completely different. But we probably all share some common ground. When we lie in bed and look back on a good day, we likely see some element of connection and community. Taking time to do the things you enjoy with the people who make you feel like your best self. And that’s the ethos of Bodylushious Natural Skincare in a nutshell. Making time for wellbeing every day, even if it's just for a few minutes; to really tune into the skin you're in and nourish yourself from head to toe. I'd love to hear your comments on what wellbeing looks like for you.
Happy Springtime! Thanks for reading, Bronwyn x