Wow! It’s been two months since my last post — I surely missed writing and hearing from my readers. It feels really great to be back.

Since my last post, I’d been on pause with a minor health issue, then Andy and I took a much needed mini vacation to refresh, restore and reset. Oh the magnificent power of a simple getaway — I came back feeling brand new, fully energised, and ready to pick up where I left off. I caught back up on my proper eating habits, regained my strength in gym, caught up on some much needed sleep, read about four books in one month, and got a lot of pending tasks scratched off my to-do list. I forgot to mention, I got certified as a Life and Happiness Coach.

I feel as though I’ve grown so much mentally in that short time off. It made me realise even more, how absolutely important it is to take a little time away from everything to just focus on yourself; to deeply assess your present situation — particularly, whom you want to be, where you want to be, and what you want to be.

I’m turning 30 in less than two months and one my biggest goal this year is to feel, look and be the best version of myself (so far) on my 30th birthday.  All year I’ve been making little moves to get there, but as with everything else in life, I’ve encountered several hurdles along the way –- which of course, I see as signs intended to steer me in the right direction.

‘When you want something, the entire universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.’ —Paulo Coelho

Perhaps I needed to slow down a bit, take a step back to reflect and realign myself with my goal. So I did just that — only to realise I have a lot of catching up to do in order to get there. The last thing I want is to feel crappy on my birthday because I’ve been too busy procrastinating all year instead of doing what I need to do in order to get where I want to be.

I used my time away to re-think my short-term goals. So far it’s been worth it and I believe I’m well on my way to getting there.

How about you? Perhaps you had some New Year resolutions this year. Can you believe it’s already August?! At the end of the year, are you going to feel amazing about achieving everything you planned for this year or are you going to feel horrible because you let yet another year go by without getting that thing done? If you don’t know the answer, take a little time off to restore, reflect and realign yourself with your goals.

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Keep Smiling — Love, Candace

24 Replies to “Taking Time Off to Reflect, Restore, and Realign”

  1. Great post!
    I’m glad you prioritized yourself and had the courage to write about it! I know I can’t be the only one who needed to read this, so thank you for the encouragement to slow down, step back, and refocus our lives!
    Thank you and best of luck going forward towards your best self yet!

  2. So motivational!! Thanks to made me re-think about what i wanted to be and where i am going , Now i have better and clear vision of myself as well as my goals… So thanks 😉

  3. Congrats on your accomplishments and so glad to read you are overcoming life obstacles and healing. Thank you for sharing, your writing is so very uplifting! As for me I am feeling pretty great with where I am currently and all that I have pushed through and stayed committed to in order to get here.

  4. Wow! This inspired me to be the best version of myself on my 30th! I’ve got 4 years to do that but 4 years is a short time and before I know it, it’s going to be just around the corner. I feel happy that you’re working towards it and that it makes you happy ❤

  5. Its definitely important to be mindful of where you are you and where you’d like to be, but at the same time embracing and appreciating whatever you are currently is equally important. Those are nice goals and I hope you can reach all of them! 🙂

  6. Thanks Candace for visiting my blog and following it. Am following you on Twitter as well. Read your about page and found so many things in common. Glad to get to know you. Will be checking the rest of your posts soon.

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