On Growing Up
Letting go of old ideas, relationships, habits and lifestyle choices isn't always easy even if deep down we know there needs to be a shift to make way for the new. Stepping away can sometimes give you the ultimate sense of freedom. It can be charged with an energy that fuels your fire . It allows you to run with your ideas and to follow a path that is right for you. Self expression away from judgement or limiting beliefs is liberating and an essential part of personal growth and wellbeing. When we make a commitment to ourselves and follow our intuition change is inevitable. A new direction and new behaviours send unfamiliar signals to people that can provoke a mix of emotions. There will always be people who champion you and your journey. There will be people who find it difficult. And that's ok especially if you realise it might just be time to step away.
The evolution of Bless is a reflection of my own journey. It shines a light on things that are important to me. Things that have increasingly become a bigger part of my everyday as I journey on - sometimes in the light and sometimes fumbling around in the dark.
For those of you know me from Olive Loves Alfie, my kids store of 16 years, this might resonate. I overheard a teenager who has grown up shopping with her parents at OLA. She was showing her friend around Bless. As she turned one of our rose quartz crystals lovingly in her hand she said "And this is the grown up Olive Loves Alfie". And she was absolutely right!
Growing up is our business and that is why Bless is a shop for soul seekers and conscious beings.
Photo Jules Rogers
Styling Ashlyn Gibson
On location at the Bless Retreat in West Norfolk