Taking a breather…


Today is the first day in almost 2 years of writing my blog and newsletters, that I have left it to the day of delivery to write.

Usually I plan my blog way in advance (I have two weeks between posts to write) – and I schedule the email the day before.

But come yesterday, knowing I had to get a newsletter out, and I just couldn’t fathom doing it. It seemed a mammoth task on top of everything else I ‘needed’ to get done that day.

I hit a wall at 3pm and went to bed. I haven’t had to nap like that in a while, and while yes I am so grateful to have the flexibility in my days to allow for those energy re-charges, I also know my body was sending me some real warning signs.

Slow down Hollie, now. If you don’t, we will do it for you.

I know all too well the signs of an over-worked, adrenaline-fuelled body. And I feel that parts of me have been heading down that path since December hit.

I am grateful to be inundated with opportunities and emails and messages filled to the brim with love and fully booked months of client coaching sessions. Less than two years in biz and things are pumping way greater than I could have imagined.

But all-or-nothing Hollie was taking the reigns, filling gaps of space with social outings, Christmas celebrations and events, returning phone calls the minute they were missed, replying to texts as a means to ‘clear the inbox’ rather than actually genuinely engaging with the content.

Life has been rush rush rush.

I am itching to slow slow slow.

And the warning signs are coming in thick and fast. Sitting down to write this this morning and my computer told me it wouldn’t be saving anything else I worked on as my hard drive was full and I needed to clear it out before writing any further. Talk about a metaphor for the way I am feeling right now! My hard drive is overworked, my brain is malfunctioning and I am ready to clear out anything I don’t need anymore. Old stories, beliefs, behaviours. Time for a big unload to Trash!

I listened to my intuition in September and had booked myself a getaway, on my own, for this month. I leave tomorrow and it couldn’t be more perfect timing. While majority of the trip will be spent studying intuitive reading (which I am so excited about) – I also had the hindsight enough to book a few days on either side of the course for myself. Alone. Doing nothing. Oh my gosh the joy of it.

I want to take this time to wish each of you a very Merry Christmas. I will be back in your inboxes before the new year, recharged, refreshed and with a wealth of new wisdom to share with you all.

Sending my love,

Hollie xx


  1. Invisibly Me on January 7, 2018 at 1:17 pm

    Definitely sounds like that break couldn’t have come at a better time. I hoped it helped you to slow down the pace, look after yourself, and recharge your batteries a little. I also hope you had a lovely Christmas and NY (I’ve just started following your blog so I’ll look forward to reading more from you when you get back to writing!) Take care and don’t overdo things, your health & mental wellbeing too are far more important 🙂
    Caz x

    • hollieazzopardi on January 8, 2018 at 12:42 am

      Hi Caz – thank you for such a lovely comment! I am excited to have you following my blog and cannot wait to share more with you soon 🙂 Happy NY! xx

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