The 5 Best Lessons of 2018

carla coulson, positano, italy, photography, loc boyle

Glorious Ones,

As the year comes to a close, I would love to say thank you for being here and sharing this little corner of the planet with me.

How was your year? Did it bring all the things you wished and hoped for or did you learn a valuable lesson?

I had a year like no other. It was a year that took me off my path (or so I thought) for a couple of months but in fact the universe was telling me even though you have learnt a lot of stuff sometimes you need to repeat things to really let the message sink in.

So as 2018 draws to a close, I would love to share with you 5 valuable lessons I re-visited in 2018 that allowed me to grow, dial back into what is important to me, and hopefully there will be something here you can learn from too.


Time is Love

This is at the top of my list because the past 3 years have been big learning years for both hubby and myself. I became a life coach and he finished a course as a naturopath. We have read hundreds of books on health, spirituality and psychology and the greatest lesson for me has been that if you could spell love in another way, you would spell it like this T..I.. M.. E..

Wherever you put your time, you put your love. So make time for those you love, your friends, tribe and family because your time is the greatest demonstration of love you have.


Don’t Take Life Too Seriously

Hands up if you are guilty of this one? You feel like time is ticking and you have sooo much to do. Between racing from one thing to another you feel tired, stressed and sometimes out of sorts. Life feels serious, kids to get to school, meals to cook, bills to pay, stress at work and not enough time to have fun and kick up your heels.

You may be taking life way too seriously! Yes, I had a bit of 2018 that lost its bubble until one day I laughed at myself. I realised I was taking things too seriously. Why are we doing this? That’s not why we are here!!  From that moment on I focused on the joy and fun and bringing it back into my daily life.


You Get What You Focus on

This is a goody for all of us to remember. We can choose to focus on the good stuff or the bad stuff but whichever it is our thoughts become things, so choose wisely.

Being a girl of endless positivity there were a couple of months this year when I focused on the negatives of my personal life instead of the positives and the universe gave me a shock to remind me to live consciously. So if life is giving you lemons check if you have been thinking a little too much about lemons lately and remind yourself to think about what you do want!



One of the greatest gifts you can give yourself and the people around you who love you, is to ask for help. Many of us use doing ‘it all on our own’ as a badge of honour, when in fact by not asking for help when we need it, we are denying those around us the opportunity to show their love and care for us. So be brave and ask for help when you need it and allow yourself to receive this great gift of a helping hand.


Things can be done with ease

So many of us have been brought up to work hard. That the only way to get anywhere is to put in extreme hours and ‘push through’, nose to the grind and bum in the air. 2018 showed me something else, that when you get connected to the spiritual slipstream, the thing the scientists call the quantum field and the woo woo call the universe or source energy and others call God or their god of choice, you can take advantage of synchronicity and other delicious energetic fields to bring home the bacon, love and whatever it is you want in life with more ease.


I hope there was something there for you!! You can leave me a comment in the section below to let me know how your year was and what you learnt. Love to hear.

So my lovelies, I wish you with all my heart a wonderful Christmas and fabulous New Year.

I look forward to sharing 2019 with you, more photography, inspiration and motivation to live the best life you can.

Sending love

Carla x