6 weeks. 42 days. 1008 hours.

It sounds like a long time, doesn’t it? But really, it’s just a teeny tiny pinprick on the huge adventurous timeline, also known as life.

When we left Vancouver 6 weeks ago (which feels like 2 seconds ago), I cried my eyes out because I didn’t want to leave our home. When we leave England in a couple of days, I imagine it’ll feel exactly the same.

I can’t explain how amazing this vacation/staycation/homecation has been. Every day’s been different and although it’s been crazy busy, I wouldn’t have had it any other way. Productivity wise, things haven’t been going at 1000mph. I’ve neglected my blog and kind of ignored every New Year’s resolution I was so adamant i’d see through (including getting my goddess body by March, oops!!). But this period wasn’t for the purpose of productivity or work – it was for taking a step back, filling up on love, being present and just enjoying time with our nearest and dearest.

Now the honeymoon period’s coming to an end, i’m rearing to go and SO excited to get back to our home in Vancouver. The one thing that’s struck me over the past 6 weeks is just how quickly time flies. It’s made me realize the importance of appreciating where we are, right here, right now.

It’s easy to live life on a constant countdown, wishing our time away and awaiting the next adventure or the next milestone. But when we do that, we don’t enjoy the moment and cherish it for what it is. Striking a balance between being present and constantly moving forward is hard, but ultimately, you never get back those small but meaningful moments, so it’s more important than we even realize.

Life seems to be speeding up as the years go by – and it’s scary as hell – so all the more reason to appreciate every minute and make every second count.

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