The May Spring Bank Holiday in the UK reminded me of why I love living in Kent, and the reason it is known as the Garden of England. It also reminded me of the huge contrasts in the UK weather. Sunday was a glorious day. We were looking after a friend’s 14-month old Jack Russell – a dog that needs a huge amount of exercise. So off we went to Camber and onto the beach at 8.30am! What a fabulous experience. On the Sunday the colours were vibrant. Driving down – the greens of the fields, the blue of sky, the remnants of the rape seed – all these colours were so vivid. On the beach, the blue of the sky, the haze in the high level fluffy clouds and the warmth of the sun on the golden beach – all these things led me to think about the environment we were leaving.

Monday reminded me about one of the reasons we were leaving, as the puppy and I were walking along the same beach at Camber in the rain! Well have you ever tried stopping an energetic Jack Russell from running on the beach in the rain? There were one or two other people out walking too, but the beach was deserted. A huge contrast over the Sunday when, as we left, the crowds were arriving and the beach was filling up. I had a really interesting experience on the sands as I was walking across the beach following a frolicking puppy – I could hear the sands bubbling! Incredible! As I stood there watching the tide come back in and hearing the sand bubbling, the sounds became more magnified.

Take a moment to reflect over the things that you love about the environment that you are currently living in – those things that you will miss when you move:

  • be specific about the things you love in the environment that you are living in – be specific about the things that you will miss when you move?
  • how will you measure the impact of those things that you will miss
  • if you decision is still to move, what action do you need to take to ensure that the things that you enjoy in your current environment will be there in your new environment 
  • what action will you need to take to ensure that those things that you will miss can be found in your new environment
  • being realistic how many of the things that you enjoy in your current environment are so important in your life that they will have an impact on your quality of life?
  • being realistic, how many of the things that you will miss are things that you cannot live without?
  • what timeframe have you allowed yourself to confirm that the things in your current environment that you cannot live without are found in your new environment?
  • how excited are you about your new environment. It is true that if you cannot live, dream, breathe, be engulfed by our choice to move, you probably won’t do it!
  • when will you record your reflections? It is important that you capture all your thoughts, your aspirations, and your dreams as you go through this process.

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