I bought a few of these light, cotton “hippy” tunics before we went to Bali last year and I’ve just discovered that they make the perfect sleepwear / a very rare but welcome day sleep; curled up in the foetal position
We’re all anticipating the cool and we’ve had a few teasers but for the most part it’s still very summery. They call it an Indian Summer – when the leaves should be falling but it’s still hot enough for floaty cotton dresses. The air is still thick with humidity.
Yesterday I turned 30 – it was beautiful and poignant and I had a really lovely day. The fear I had for 3-0 dissipated a few weeks ago and was replaced with a profound sense of contentment. I feel like my last few years in my twenties were a bit of a struggle; I was trying too hard to attain certainty and success and happiness and…. It’s these moments of retrospect (that come every so often) that are both enlightening and reassuring. I sit and think: “Gosh, I made it so hard for myself. All that wanting and getting caught up in what should be happening – how exhausting.” Perhaps it’s the letting go that comes with age that is most rewarding; the ability to figure out what’s important and then leave the rest behind.
I’ve had a few emails lately about changing the name and design of this space and I’m happy to tell you that I have no regrets. It seems like the grown-up version of Che & Fidel; an opportunity for me to be more creative and explore different themes. As of next week I’ll be returning to a weekly post solely on simplicity – carrying on with the series that was the catalyst for this change. I’ll also be writing more about yoga, starting off with a post on yoga for breastfeeding. I had an interesting email earlier this week from someone who is considering monetising their blog; she asked if I would be happy to share my experience and advice. Of course! Expect a post soon that details everything I’ve learned about sponsorship, media kits and working with brands.
Till then, enjoy your drawn-out winter, early-onset autumn or Indian summer…