Doing what you love Photography

A little update and some Bali photos xx

Hello lovely friends! It has been a while since I posted as I disappeared into my magical happy place Bali for two weeks. It has been a year of intense and confronting circumstances, coming face to face with a fellow human being who represents the opposite of my own life values in every, single, way. It is human nature to default into a state of fight or flight in this instance, being able to practice compassion and extract the lessons is the hard part. It is a work in progress, a very draining and at times heart breaking work in progress!

Also in breaking news this week, upon my return from Bali, I have admitted to myself that I cannot have it all. I know that this flies in the face of the modern woman’s mantra however it is always essential to make decisions based on our own individual hopes, circumstances and wellbeing. There are so many personal factors, challenges and ongoing uncertainty that prevent me from continuing the way that I am in my career outside of the home. It has been a terribly intense decision to leave the amazing new role that I had just taken on, and one of the most inspiring leaders I have had the chance to meet and work with in my career. However, after many tears, much soul searching and heart break I am focused on family and the collective wellbeing of my spirited little tribe at home.

My creative heart rejoices as this blog and my writing will now also be able to flourish a little more and be of more service to the world. So for now I have a few of my favourite Bali photos to share, and a more in depth reflection of the trip taking shape!

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5 Comments

  • Rachel Gadiel // Nourish

    Your photos are incredible Lisa! It looks like you had such an amazing time. The place you stayed at looks divine – you have inspired me to visit Bali in the near future!
    What a tough decision it sounds like you had to make about your job, but honestly I completely agree – it’s not possible to do everything, or everything well and it sounds like you made the choice that is best for you in the long run. Go you for putting yourself and your needs first – it’s not an easy thing to do! I salute you lovely and can’t wait for you to keep on spreading the joy around with your gorgeous blog xx

  • Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid

    Oh, how I loved following your Bali adventures through your photos. I hope your holidays was as fabulous as your photos, only moreso.

    I’m sorry to hear that you have had to leave a position that you worked so hard for, but I’m happy that you have made the right decision for you. It makes me think of the old adage “you can do anything, but you can’t do everything.”

    I know you will continue being the change you want to see in the world, right here on the blog, which is good news for us, good news indeed!

  • Amanda

    Hi Lisa,

    Bali is my second home. I’m not sure what exactly makes me feel this way, but you’ve certainly captured some of my favourite parts in your photos. I love the frangipanis, gorgeous views and spiritual reminders on every footpath and corner.

    I really wish you all the best on your career decision. Going with your heart is so important and I know you will do amazing things. Looking forward to your next post!

    Amanda x

  • Sarah Poppy

    Lisa, I just love your photos from Bali. They are gorgeous. As you know it is my happy place too. I would love to be able to hop on a plane and go there even just for a week.

    That must have been such a hard choice to make to leave an amazing job that you’ve just started. I admire you for making the decision to focus on your family. Sometimes we have to make these tough decisions and I too am realising that I can’t have it all but at this point in time I am doing the best I can.

    I look forward to seeing your blog flourish πŸ™‚

  • Belinda

    You are inspiring, you are brave, you are courageous, you are giving. I love you x

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