A little under 11 months ago I wrote a post having just returned from Edinburgh Fringe Festival outlining 5 goals I wanted to achieve before I returned to Edinburgh in 2016.
My annual trip to Edinburgh does this to me. It fuels me. As much as I love to travel and see new places, as much as I love my home town, and where I am at now in life, Edinburgh during the fringe is the next level. It's career goals, friendship goals and confidence goals all rolled into one. And it's next level because it can not last. Edinburgh fringe is a month long festival and whether I'm there for 4 days or 4 weeks it's my happy place. I spend my time seeing shows and getting inspired. I spend time with friends, drinking and dancing and generally getting into some pretty deep conversations about life and where we want to be. I spend time checking in and refocusing, and every year the feelings and the things I want change, but the fringe remains.
So last year I came back realising that having spent a year settling into my "real job" and career it was time to start looking outside of my 9-5. I had just started a new relationship with the young man, and my life was moving forward, but there were things I felt were holding me back.