The word renewal conjures up many images. The rebirth of flowers in spring, snakes shedding their skin, the regeneration of a town centre, renewing your library books to avoid a fine (which I have a terrible habit of forgetting), the list goes on.
For this week’s photo challenge, I’ve decided to document my personal renewal. Four years ago, I consciously made a lot of big changes in my life. At 28 years old, after six years working abroad, I moved back to the UK.
I made a base in Cardiff, the place that has felt most like home to me out of all the places I’ve lived.
I learnt to speak Welsh.
After years of partying and abusing my body, I promised myself that I would look after myself in my thirties. This has led to me converting to a plant-based lifestyle, eating fresh, seasonal whole food …
…cooking my food from scratch…
…improving my fitness levels…
…and taking up lots of new sports.
To celebrate my 30th birthday I took a trip of a lifetime to the USA and visited the Grand Canyon, a long-held ambition of mine.
I’ve continued to travel and experience as many adventures as possible.
My renewal is still taking place. Maybe it will never end. I hope not, because I’m loving life and I’m happier than ever.