We’re all guilty of staying in our comfort zones when it comes to… well… life. I’m particularly fond of doing things I know I enjoy, and going places I know I’ll feel comfortable in. If I’m being honest, I’m a little bit bored of it.
If, like me, you live in the middle of pretty much nowhere, it can be hard to find new places to go and new things to see in the world, especially when you’re not made of money. Last weekend my mum and I drove over to Surrey to see my grandma (a.k.a the best lady in the entire world), and it was a total treat to finally go somewhere a bit different. We went for lunch at a place I’d never been to before, walked around areas I’d never seen before and done things that generally you never get time to think about.
We went for lunch, had a gorge roast dinner and a bloody good pud (lemon sponge with cream, holllyyyy molyyyyy) and at the end of it the old geezer serving us gave us each a bunch of daffodils for Mothers Day. CUTEEE. The place was on a sweet little boathouse next to the river, surrounded by fields and animals (and a few shops nearby so this gal could have a browse), and it was all just totally different to the stuff I usually do. I didn’t care what I looked like, or if my clothes were trendy, or if I’d made my face bleed by picking spots (which I do all too often) – I just enjoyed my meal, my family and my surroundings.
I didn’t even think about whether I could get a cool shot for instagram, or if I should update my Snapchat, I just forgot about social media for an hour or two, and it was so refreshing.
…I did take some outfit pics, but sometimes when you’re near cute houses that’s just what you’ve gotta do.
Anyway, the whole day made me think about ‘planning’ and how we plan too much when it comes to life. It’s good to have an idea about things, but sometimes the spontaneous trips to places you’ve not been before are the best days. Sometimes if we have nothing planned we get ‘bored’, or we want to go somewhere specific because we ‘like it’ and we know it’ll be nice – but it’ll be just as nice going somewhere new and exploring a little. When it comes to doing anything I’m usually SO lazy, but the more you adventure out into new things then the more you want to do it.
One thing that holds a lot of people back is money (and it’s definitely a problem for me too!) but it only costs a tenner to feed a few of you for the day with some sandwiches and snacks, and then some petrol to get you from A to B (but once you’re enjoying the sun – when we get it – then it’s totally worth it anyway).
I’d much rather that than £100 spent on some posh meal or a spa day.
SHOP MY OUTFIT
Shirt – Boohoo
Jeans – New Look
Shoes – c/o Raid @ ASOS
Bag – c/o Marc B (on sale!)
Watch – c/o Christian Paul
And if Spring isn’t the best time to get out and about, then when is?! I was so in love with the sun and the blossoms at the weekend. I find Winter far too dreary, plus I’m in desp need for some colour on this pale skin!
Do you love going out on little adventures? Or do you tend to stick with what you know? I totally encourage you to do something different and be optimistic about it. Get out of that comfort zone my loves!
** c/o shows items gifted to me but all items are chosen and styled my moi!