I can hardly believe that 2014 is coming to a rapid end. Every year now seems to go by faster and more eventful than the last and this year has certainly been jam packed full of new experiences and achievements.
For me, this year has been about developing what Tom and I had already started. Whether it be the blog or the brand (Nün Bangkok) this year has been spent on bettering our skills so that we can achieve more with our passion for what we do. Although I do feel that a lot has been achieved this year, I by no means feel that we have ‘made it’ in anyway. It is my belief that to think that you have ‘succeeded’ is a dangerous thought to have as it is an extremely limiting state of mind. The moment that you feel you have ‘made it’ will be the moment where you stop trying to improve yourself, resulting in lack of self betterment. Don’t get me wrong, I also believe in giving yourself a pat on the back from time to time so that there is a sense of achievement and satisfaction, but tying yourself to the thought of complete ‘success’ in this moment in time is incredibly dangerous.
Because I am always afraid of not trying and afraid of not becoming better, I always end up over working myself and sometimes forgetting to take a break! That’s why this trip to England has been such a breath of fresh air as it really does serve as a much needed break I have been waiting for the entire year!
Up until this point, we have been spending most of our time in Canterbury with Tom’s family and have had a very lovely and warm Christmas. After boxing day, we decided to take a day trip to a lovely town nearby called Whitstable. This is one of my favourite places in England and I do try to visit every time I am back in the UK. And although the beach is absolutely freezing cold, it does not at all take away the magic of this place.
Whitstable is a sweet little seaside town filled with local shops and almost everywhere you look are people out walking their dogs. Known for its oysters, Whitstable is great for a day out for a brisk walk on the beach and then stopping for a fresh seafood lunch.
I am immensely thankful for this much needed holiday with the family full of some serious down time. It’s been a great way to get to slow down and take a step back to look back on the year that has just been, how much as been achieved and what more to look forward to in the coming year. There is much more to be achieved in 2015 and I just can’t wait to tackle it! I do hope that all of you had had a fruitful year and that you all will have a successful 2015, filled with happiness and passion for everything that you do!
Photography by Nün Visitsak & Tom Shigeru Stannard