I moved to Greece... Sounds like something out of the Mama Mia movie right? Well, I guess in a way it kind of is like a movie and I’m fortunate enough to be living it.
I made a decision at the beginning of this year, and in a way as a New Year’s resolution for 2017, to take every opportunity I possibly could, enjoy everything and make the most of living the year for just me. I wanted to travel, experience, inspire and do things for myself that are all good for the soul and generate my own personal happiness. My blog and websites purpose has always been to inspire other people... so I hope I can still also inspire you as I go along on my journey.
My friends and I call it ‘Year Of The Self’. This year is my year, my year of the self. Which I guess in a nutshell is basically basing every decision you make and everything you do on being a little selfish and living for you. This is easier when you don’t have a partner or family of your own, which I also believe that’s why its important to be a little selfish and live for yourself first before that one day comes along (which will also be so amazing of course).
Ultimately ‘Year Of The Self’ is to to help me grow as a person, find my own direction and just be happy and free.
I don’t want to view my life the same in another 5, 15 or even 50 years from now to the same way as I do today or I wouldn’t have learnt anything. I want to learn and grow from my life to find purpose and fulfilment in everything I do and I believe that the only way to learn and live your fullest life possible is to forever challenge yourself, constantly create good change and to do things that help you to be happy as you find your way through this crazy adventure.
I challenge you to seek what sets your soul on fire because for me this is it.
So here I am living in beautiful Ios, a small island filled with some incredible people in the middle of Greece and I will be living here for the summer season.
I will write again soon, some more about Greece, why I came to Ios, life here and about what I do each day.
"I don’t know where I am going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring."
“I want to be around people that do things. I don’t want to be around people that judge or talk about what people do. I want to be around people who dream and support and do things. "
"Money fills the pockets, adventure fills the soul."
"She was beautifully out of place.
Sometimes I believe she intended to be.
Like the moon during the day."
"If you don't know where to go, then it doesn't matter which path you take."
"Make yourself a priority. At the end of the day, you're your longest commitment."
"You were wild once, don't let them tame you."
"Some woman fear the fire, some woman simply become it."
PS... Check out my IG or FB page a few posts back for a mini "Meet Sam"! Sam is the brown eyed beauty who is helping me (along with my lovely mother) to run Borrowed By Mary and my site sales while I am gone - thank you both!