The world seems to be suffering from the same thing but in so many different ways. And this largely depends on where you are.
My friends in Europe are experiencing a wonderful summer, filled with flowers and friends. Some of my friends in the United States and faced with big political discussions and movements. Others are unaffected and continuing on with their lives.
I’m in Melbourne and all I can talk about is what this experience is like.
I want to write a really good, well-worded blog post about this. Because I have this platform that can, perhaps, make a difference – to help in this fight.
But, at the end of the day. I’m white. And I feel that right now, it’s really important to leave the internet for voices that have been suppressed.
If you’d like to read another blog of a strong, incredible woman to understand more, please read Mae’s blog about her experiences. It’s so important that we understand, learn and grow through this.
If you don’t have money to donate, go to Youtube and let the videos roll through that will support the Black Lives Matter movement. Spotify has something similar.
In the meantime, I won’t be writing blog posts. You can still, always reach out to me via Instagram @mermaidyogaadventures, email: email@example.com or Whatsapp +61404455663. I’m still running yoga classes as well if you’d just like to get on your mat and flow.
I encourage you all, at this time, to really sit and listen. Don’t get angry. Don’t get fragile. Just witness the pain and do everything you can to make yourself a better person, even if it means breaking down everything and starting again. Read everything and learn as much as you can. I know that’s what I’m doing during this time. And if you’re looking for resources, please reach out. If I don’t know, I’ll find someone who does.
It’s been probably the longest I’ve ever gone between blog posts. Why? Well, it’s obvious, isn’t it? I’m not travelling. I’m staying at home and pressing pause on life.
I’ve been trying to keep warm – an issue that I haven’t had to worry about in a very long time. I’m not working so, therefore, not saving. So it’s really just downtime. Just time to do puzzles, listen to podcasts and watch movies.
So, what can we do now? Nothing is open, we’re not together or socialising and none of us can work (or, at least, not many of us). There’s a spooky, empty feeling going around that shadows over all of us. So, how about we just create things instead?
I was thinking the other day, however, that it seems the entire world is being forced to do what I’ve chosen to do. I’ve come home to spend time doing internal work. Winter is coming to Melbourne, which I haven’t experienced in three years. I know now that winter is a time to go inwards, to heal and to do the work.
I’ve spent the last week at Envision Festival. I went totally off the grid in the jungle of Costa Rica. When I say off-grid, I mean that I turned my phone off and closed my laptop down. Although I had over 100 unread WhatsApp messages to read when I did re-enter cyberspace, it was a well-needed break from screens so that I could connect to something else.
My time in Nicaragua has come to a close and it’s provided me with a lot of time for reflection. As leaving a place always does, I start to feel incredibly nostalgic for where I am and what I’ll miss at both Surfing Turtle Lodge and Carpe Diem.