Rewind to last December, I was very happily in what I’d call, a season of rest. Hibernation. Peace.

I was happy to stay at home every evening, enjoy shrinking back a little bit, and spending time by myself (something I am still doing, obviously! I am an introvert after all)

But something feels different lately. After much deliberation, I think what I’m in right now is a season of growth.

IN WHAT WAY YOU ASK? Well, let me explain.

I’m currently uploading every day on my Instagram for the whole of March, which isn’t something I’ve done in years, especially not creative photography. It’s really taking me out of my comfort zone in many ways, and I feel like I’m putting myself out there online in a way I haven’t done before. Of course at times this feels pretty terrifying, but I feel like I’m on a cusp on something quite exciting. And hopefully, something I can start building more of my life around.

I’m also working through the Dream Life book by the founder of Kikki K, and let me tell you, there’s nothing quite as overwhelming as thinking about what your dreams are. No boundaries. No limits. Dreaming without restriction. Things are cropping up that I never even realised I truly wanted, but it feels so good, and extremely cathartic. Kind of like positive therapy! I’m planning a whole post on this once I’ve finished it, so keep your eyes peeled if it sounds up your street.

The last thing that really has truly opened my eyes and somewhat, world, is completing my first long haul flights. I’ve never been an amazing traveller, and never in a million years did I think I could do an 8 hour flight, and even somewhat enjoy it. I feel so excited now to think of where we could go in the future. Places far away like New York & Canada, and also places I want to visit in Europe such as Italy and Paris. It really has opened up my universe, and I feel proud of how far I’ve come.

So yes, that’s it basically. I’m in a season of growth. Which in summary, sometimes feels horrendous and so vulnerable, but is also a place that feels important for me to find comfort in. And thank you for always following me along the way.


Are you in a season of growth like me too?


  • I loved this post, Natalie! A season of growth can be incredibly daunting and scary but so worth it when you go through it and feel the rewards afterwards x

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.co.uk

    • NatalieLeanne

      Totally, you’ve actually just reminded me of that!! Thank you for the reminder, I needed that today 🙂

  • Amy Eade

    Oooh I loved this! I think I’m also in a season of growth and I agree completely that it’s both horrendous but also terribly exciting! I’ll have to look into the Dream Life book as it sounds amazing!
    Amy xx

    • NatalieLeanne

      I’m still to do a post on it but I want to have a bit longer with it first to see if it’s really working!

  • Wonderful to follow along on your journey as always. Xx what a lovely read. Xx

    Love Milly, Xx

    A Meadow Fairytale

    • NatalieLeanne

      Thank you Milly! Sending love xx

  • Aww massive well done! It’s so lovely to hear and inspiring too. I’m still getting there with my anxiety but looking back a year ago I have come so far. Hopefully this is the start of getting our lives back!

  • That sounds so exciting. I completely understand what you mean by saying that dreaming without restriction is scary. I am currently also transitioning into a period of growth and it is both exciting and scary!

    • NatalieLeanne

      Good luck in your journey, rooting for you! xx