Monday, 7 July 2014

Clearing out & Preparing

Before returning back home for this summer, I had begged my Mum to redecorate my room. She agreed and said I could do it all myself before heading off to Thailand - but the reality of that has meant my room still looks the same. However, this weekend she did promise me that if I spring cleaned my room from top to bottom, getting rid of everything I don't use or don't want, then she would do it when I am away :)

Today, I did just that. I have been through every single draw, nook and cranny! I have filled 5 bin liners with junk that I have been hoarding onto for years, and put some things up into the loft. I was quite amazed with my 13 year old self - 8 shopper style bags (including the jane norman bag) really is a record, along with 12 scarves that have rarely been worn, and not forgetting the hundreds of plastic, tacky bracelets that I used to wear.. With all of this gone, I actually have about 3 draws that are now completely empty!

Whilst clearing things out, I've been putting aside a few bits and pieces for Thailand. I managed to find coloured card and paper for the classroom, along with a photo album which I have filled with pictures of my friends and family, to show my host family. Obviously, when you do a huge spring clean, you come across old photos and diaries too. Some I've loved finding and looking at, but some things have happily been destroyed. My favourites are from a trip to Florida for my brother's 5th Birthday..

I am so glad that I stumbled across these because with only 12 days to go until I fly, I would be lying if I said I didn't have some anxiety surrounding the food. But these pictures remind me how good a trip can be if we choose to embrace it. Sure, I was only 7, and yeah I was a little chubby (but cute?), but I loved my life. I wasn't even aware diets existed and I enjoyed everything about that trip. I know that Thailand can be the same, if not better, if I let that happen. And I also know that if I hold back and play it safe, I will regret it for my entire life.

Although it will be a challenge, I am prepared to face it head on and enjoy every single moment, just like my 7 year old self would.

1 comment

Gems - Fashion Well Done said...

Aww how cute, I'm sure these photographs will be a huge comfort to you in Thailand and that you will fully embrace your trip and have an amazing time. Youre a proper inspiration!

Gems x
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