On Tuesday I flew out to Majorca with my sister-in-law to surprise my sister on her hen do. Originally I wasn’t going to go. It was all booked at the end of last year and at the time I knew we were going to be doing a second round of IVF at the start of the year and so I hoped I would be pregnant come July. Magaluf is not a place for pregnant people!
But really that was just a good excuse for me as that kind of place, and event, really isn’t my cup of tea! Don’t get me wrong….I love a holiday and I love a couple of drinks but going out with the intention of getting absolutely bladdered surrounded by other even more intoxicated individuals in a dirty bar with a sticky floor, having to dodge the puddles of vomit on the way home doesn’t sound like much fun to me! Plus, 10pm is my bedtime. Ok ok, actually it’s 9.30.
But my sister-in-law convinced me and I’m so glad we went. Not only was my sister so surprised and totally chuffed that we had made all that effort for her but actually, I had a damn good time!
We chilled by the pool in the day and come the evening had dinner and drinks before all heading out for even more drinks. I literally danced like no one was watching and for once actually didn’t care if they were. Dancing has always been a bit of a sensitive thing for me – especially in the bar/club kind of environment and it has been known to set off a mild panic attack type reaction. But this time I was fine. I relaxed and let go and it felt great!
I really think the whole experience helped to remind me that I can be fun. I am allowed to have fun. And I don’t have to worry about what anyone else thinks of me. No one’s watching, no one cares and if they do then they need to mind their own business and get a life. So there!
We came back Thursday evening and I keep getting flashbacks to funny moments that make me smile.
On top of that I’ve been on a course this weekend – two days of medical acupuncture which has been great. I’ve loved learning, experiencing and trialling the techniques. Courses always make me excited to get back to work and use what I’ve learned to help my clients. It reminds me also how much I have learned up to this point and how far I have come in my career since I started out, fresh from uni 12 years ago.
I have a couple of bits of admin to do before I can start needling in my clinic but hopefully in about 10 days I can get started!
So overall at the moment I’m feeling good. I feel confident in my abilities work wise and I feel strong and happy personally. The only downside of this week has been how little I’ve seen Andy! But I’ll be home in about an hour and a half and can’t wait for a cuddle and a bit of downtime to end the weekend.