I couldn’t quite keep away for two whole weeks. I have enjoyed my time off but have been itching to get back here and writing again. I feel like there is lots to get on with and tell you about.
Firstly, today sees the start of a new Instagram hashtag collaboration between myself and Danielle from Hippie in Disguise.
It becomes increasingly clear that we are all hankering after some ‘slow living’. The post I wrote on my summer of slow living seemed to resonate with so many of you, and throughout the summer I have seen that deep desire to slow down recurring again and again.
Danielle and I wanted to create a monthly hashtag that will encourage everyone to look out for, and actively find a slower rhythm in all aspects of their lives.
Really it’s quite simple… we are all after the same thing… those wholehearted connected moments that fuel our existence. This seems kind of obvious to write, but when we slow things down, there is the opportunity to be more wholehearted with the moments we have.
We want the hashtag to help you think about those precious moments of stillness that are there every day but we are sometimes in too much of a rush to see. It comes down to choosing quality over quantity.
Since August for me is about exploring and getting ‘out and about’ amongst nature as much as possible, we want you to share the moments when you slow down and wholeheartedly explore your surrounding world using the hashtag…
At the end of the month we will pick our favourites and then announce the theme for September.
We really hope you will join in and share your photographs on Instagram. Just use the hashtag #slowliving_explore and tag Danielle @hippieindisguise and myself, Melanie @geoffreyandgrace. Can’t wait to see what you all get up to. Have fun hunting down those moments that make your hearts happy.