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I’ve been thinking about freedom lately.

This time last year, it was what I craved more than anything. Trapped in a job I didn’t like, in an industry I was just completely fed up with, and after returning from a 10 day trip to New York City, running away to travel the world was becoming the subject matter of all my daydreams and fantasies.

Skip to one year later and I have learnt so much about freedom and, thanks to the Gypset poster girl for freedom, Vienda, and her 10 Days of Free challenge, I’ve been thinking about it a lot more.

To me, freedom is:

:: Being unashamedly you – owning your awesome, stepping into your light, standing up and saying, ‘this is who I am’ with honesty, integrity, and imperfect realness.

:: Knowing that you’ve got people who have your back no matter what. Real love.

:: Knowing yourself and being yourself.

:: Doing things that you love every day, even if it’s not ‘cool’.

:: Laughing and crazy dancing and silly jokes and not caring what people think of you because the only ones who matter are right by your side.

:: Doing more of what you love and less of what you don’t like.

:: Embracing the ebbs and flows of life.

:: Accepting that we make choices but we have no control of the outcome, and it’s taking peace in that.

:: Feeling like you’re in the driver’s seat of your life (even amidst the chaos and unpredictability).

:: Being able to be anywhere when you want to be.

:: Starting the day however you wish to.

:: Having the time to stop and enjoy the simple pleasures in life.

:: Letting go of things that no longer serve you.

:: Being present and grateful for al that you have.

:: Accepting that you are enough, as imperfectly human as you are.


What’s freedom to you? Leave a comment below and tell me if I missed anything.


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  1. Naomi Arnold

    Oh I love this. Freedom is one of my current Core Desired Feelings – for all of the reasons you’ve listed here. The only additional one for me, which you’ve already covered but in positive wording, is being free of toxic people – those who make me feel drained or not myself or who make me feel like I need to defend myself. I’ve deliberately given myself permission to ‘let go’ of them, or to at least not let them bother me so much. xo

    • Katherine - The Beauty Of Life

      Me too! And I definitely agree with you, it’s the opposite of freedom if you feel trapped by the people around you. So important to reduce those people from our lives and find people who lift us up and support us!


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