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Notes on my summer of 2016.

This year, I’ve had the best summer. Mornings that started with coffees and flavourful breakfasts, days where the minutes melted into hours full of laughs and chatter and good food and better company, evenings where I marvelled at stretches of sky and indulged in old comforts and new habits. If I’m completely honest, I always shy away from the summer; the heat is too much, the summer holiday crowds are too much, things just get a little too much. I thrive best when I have a little space to myself, a little freedom to slow down and ponder my diary and let my plans meander their way through each day.

This year, I’ve been so lucky to live by my own rulebook and define my own days. To prioritise what means most to me whilst making a brilliant balancing act out of the essentials. Freelancing, you can stay. I really like you. There’s a little saying I’ve kept on my Instagram biography - a.k.a. the only way a millennial defines themselves - and that is ‘Live with good intent’ and I’ve lived by it, so to speak, for more than nine months now. For me, it’s all about the idea of living consciously, for the good of yourself and those around you. Good intentions to progress yourself, your career and your lifestyle. Good intentions to make others feel cherished. Good intentions to better the environment and good intentions to change the world for the better, even if in the smallest ways.

Living with good intent this year has meant appreciating every small moment, taking stock of daily greats and indulging in meaningful days. It isn’t necessarily about pushing aside duvet days in favour of ‘let’s get sh!t done!’ days, it’s about doing what you believe is best for you.

“If we’re going to talk, then let’s talk. Forget about what is polite or proper and delve right into what is sincere and honest. Lead me down through the labyrinth of your true, spectacular self. I am not interested in pleasantries. If you want a conversation, then let’s get lost.” – Beau Taplin.

This summer has been filled with sincerity and indulgence and intent and little slices of joy and carefully chosen company. And, you know what? It’s been the best.
PHOTOS

Notes on my summer of 2016.

This year, I’ve had the best summer. Mornings that started with coffees and flavourful breakfasts, days where the minutes melted into hours full of laughs and chatter and good food and better company, evenings where I marvelled at stretches of sky and indulged in old comforts and new habits. If I’m completely honest, I always shy away from the summer; the heat is too much, the summer holiday crowds are too much, things just get a little too much. I thrive best when I have a little space to myself, a little freedom to slow down and ponder my diary and let my plans meander their way through each day.

This year, I’ve been so lucky to live by my own rulebook and define my own days. To prioritise what means most to me whilst making a brilliant balancing act out of the essentials. Freelancing, you can stay. I really like you. There’s a little saying I’ve kept on my Instagram biography - a.k.a. the only way a millennial defines themselves - and that is ‘Live with good intent’ and I’ve lived by it, so to speak, for more than nine months now. For me, it’s all about the idea of living consciously, for the good of yourself and those around you. Good intentions to progress yourself, your career and your lifestyle. Good intentions to make others feel cherished. Good intentions to better the environment and good intentions to change the world for the better, even if in the smallest ways.

Living with good intent this year has meant appreciating every small moment, taking stock of daily greats and indulging in meaningful days. It isn’t necessarily about pushing aside duvet days in favour of ‘let’s get sh!t done!’ days, it’s about doing what you believe is best for you.

“If we’re going to talk, then let’s talk. Forget about what is polite or proper and delve right into what is sincere and honest. Lead me down through the labyrinth of your true, spectacular self. I am not interested in pleasantries. If you want a conversation, then let’s get lost.” – Beau Taplin.

This summer has been filled with sincerity and indulgence and intent and little slices of joy and carefully chosen company. And, you know what? It’s been the best.

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