Inspiration from the legend David Bowie

For years and years I roamed, I gazed a gazeless stare

– David Bowie, The Man Who Sold the World

Sometimes it takes a shock of someone so fantastic to pass to realise what impact they had on your life and those around you. David Bowie is one such person.

I grew up with watching Labyrinth and listening to his songs with my sisters. He was out there and different and made his mark. He was a true individual and was loved for it.

I take inspiration from him for quotes such as:

I don’t know where I’m going form here, but I promise it won’t be boring

That’s a bit of how I feel at the moment. I have parts of my life that are stuck and don’t know where I’m heading, but then there’s always things I am doing to progress and improve other parts of my life and it sure ain’t looking boring!

With the move to New Zealand last May/June I sometimes forget how much I’ve achieved, I’ve literally started my life all over again as I did 6 years ago in London. From job, home, friends, health and lifestyle, it’s all having a massive overall to do all on your own, without anyone to share it with.

With that, I keep reminding myself I returned to New Zealand for the lifestyle. Lifestyle comes in layers. For me it basically means having the right balance of work — family — friends — health — wellbeing — travel — peace and self compassion in my life. And I’m definitely making a good start at that as 2016 kicks off. This includes healthy eating (loving my Nutri Ninja and finding new paleo recipes), exercise (walking, yoga, pilates to work on my injuries to get running again), meditation, making time to call/see friends and family on a regular basis and taking time out once in a while for colouring-in and ‘me’ time.

Queenstown lakefront

What about the travels?

In my last post of my wishlist for 2016 I noted a few spots I’d like to visit. I wanted to see more of my home country. It’s such a beautiful one, I’ve especially noticed this since I visited the Queenstown region. I may have travelled the world, but there is still so much I haven’t seen from my home country. Since there are a few public holidays coming up I’ve organised a bit of a road trip for myself up to Paihia in the Bay of Islands for two nights, here’s hoping the weather is good!

Doesn’t stop there though. Easter is just around the corner and the South Island is calling again – Nelson this time, just at the top of the South Island of New Zealand and on the edge of a fantastic wine region!

I haven’t quite decided where my 30th birthday trip will take me yet, but I’m looking forward to researching some ideas!

So in a roundabout way, I’m writing this to say thank you for the inspiration David Bowie, listening to your music and seeing you transform throughout the years makes me feel less alone when I feel lost in this busy world. It’s okay to be an individual and we can all be ‘heroes for one day’ if we want to be.

Rest in Peace David Bowie.