Things I Believe In This Week: Fresh Air, Downtime & My Own Bed

“Take a deep breath and just enjoy your life.”

Wise words from my mother! She said this casually when we were wandering around the streets of New York on day one, jetlagged and being dazzled by the flashy lights of Times Square.

I have remembered these words ever since. Especially on starting a new job and being lucky to enjoy the delights of the gorgeous island, Jersey. As usual, when anyone starts a new job it’s a case of rolling the sleeves up, putting the glasses on and focusing but after taking a five-month career break I was readjusting to the early alarm, selecting a week’s worth of outfits and oiling the cogs in my brain.

It most certainly gave me a fresh perspective on life, I suddenly became grateful for things I probably take for granted but being in another location allowed me to notice new things. Things which I believe in this week…


Ok, so I know that I breathe in fresh air on a daily basis (although slightly polluted in London) but arriving in Jersey took it to a whole new level. I was stood next to the sea, listening to the waves and the air felt clean, raw and natural. It was one of those moments where the natural pinkness in your cheeks arrives. No need to take blusher next week!


Picture of woman breathing in fresh air, peaceful

Photo Cred: Eli DeFaria



Not much time for that mid-week, especially not in the first week of starting a new job as you have so much on your mind, so much information whirling around and ideas are flashing before your eyes by the minute but those small moments when you arrive back to the hotel for dinner (even if I am blogging at the dinner table but that’s allowed), and the moment I fasten my seatbelt on the plane, those forty winks really can make a difference.

B&W of woman arms sleeping on a bed

Photo Cred: David Cohen / Unsplash


I never sleep well in hotels. Maybe it’s being in a different place or hearing sounds you aren’t used to I don’t know but nothing beats my own bed. After a few days of, and I have to admit, a luxurious comfy bed which I did sleep well in, that feeling of being in my own this weekend has been, quite frankly bloody awesome! I was so grateful for having real comfort, I had a few starfish moments I won’t lie and last night I relished it, even more, knowing I won’t be back for a few more days.

Picture of flowers and candle on a bedside table next to a bed

Photo Cred: Logan Nolin / Unsplash

Gratitude changes everything

I guess I am saying I am grateful for things I have probably taken for granted earlier.

What are the things you believe in this week?

N x

So hey you, yes you…I want to thank you for reading my post. Whether you’ve stuck around since the beginning of my journey or whether you’re new to my blog, thank you for reading and supporting. I genuinely appreciate it.



  1. October 25, 2017 / 8:05 pm

    Dying to hear how your getting on in the new job lovey!! Thrilled for you!! I to also love being outside by the fresh air AND the sea! Back home this was on my doorstop and i never appreciated it enough! Love the comment on not need blush to 🙂 xxxx

    • niccimcshane
      October 26, 2017 / 11:50 pm

      Thanks so much my lovely! I’m only starting to catch up with my life after working away!!! Hahha always great when you don’t need blusher! That gorgeous natural look! Xxx

      • October 30, 2017 / 9:58 pm

        I can imagine! back on track yet?? Cant wait to hear all about it!! xx

        • niccimcshane
          October 30, 2017 / 10:13 pm

          Mmmmm sloooowwwllly getting there. I’m working late most nights in jersey so blogging is literally when I’m home for 2-3 days! Hard to be on track when have people to see, laundry to do etc!!! Xxxx

          • November 1, 2017 / 8:59 pm

            So jealous, I have always wanted to go to Jersey!!! Need a stow away?!?!? Yuck, the blasted laundry, I always forget that one! Hopefully your new rhythm will work itself out, a new job is always crazy for the first few weeks!! Don’t be to hard on yourself xxx

  2. October 26, 2017 / 2:54 pm

    Hi! Happy to have found your blog! I love the layout, the style the content…everything! I’ve read some of your posts and I can’t wait to read more! Looking forward to following you 🙂

    Lisa |

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