London has been having it's summer weather, and so I decided to treat myself to a holiDAY (and holiday that only lasts a day). So I hopped on a train to Brighton, and set about enjoying every hour of my holiDAY that I could.
I lived in Brighton for 4 years in my 20s, and my Mother's side of the family are from there, so I always love returning to visit. It's such a great city, and I adored living there.
Tim Ferris, author of The 4 Hour Work Week writes about the importance of taking mini adventures, which for me acts as a reminder that we need to create and spread joy and excitement throughout our daily lives, rather than hating 5 days out of 7, or 50 weeks out of 52. I haven't had a holiday for over 2 years, and most probably won't for another year, so it's up to me to have mini adventures.
Despite having lived in Brighton, I'd never actually swam in the sea, but yesterday was so hot I braved it! It was brilliant. I stayed in for quite a while, just my head popping above the water, enjoying the sand under my feet. Was just what my soul needed I think.
We can't always have exactly what we want. I'd love to jet off for a 7-day break, or even a weekend away, but that is no reason to delay or reject opportunities to create our own joy. I had a holiDAY, and for 8 hours I relaxed in the sun, drank cocktails and giggled with a best friend. Perfect, and cheap enough that I may well repeat the experience very soon!