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Ana de Costa's final blog

As I file this last blog, I am smiling to myself at how the journey has come full circle…. I am currently sat in the VIP lounge at KL airport in Malaysia waiting for my connection to London. However, surprisingly I am not hitting the free booze… Iam calm, relaxed and serene!

I have had the most amazing amazing time…. I have completely rebalanced and energised myself, it’s amazing the benefits a few weeks in the sun and swimming in the sea can have on the mind and the body…. Those who know me will see a brighter, lighter and happier Ana coming back to them…. I was exhausted before I left and felt my sparkle was fading a little from the pressures of life and one thing or another….

None of us know how long we have on this planet, but one thing this trip has done is reaffirm the joy that can be had in life and often it’s the simplest things. I have made lots of decisions, from small things such as giving up smoking to bigger decisions like how I can split my time between London, LA and Bali…. This is my long-term goal, but for now the most important thing for me is enjoying the now and the journey- not living in the past or too far into the future, enjoying today… I am blessed to lead a charmed life of travel and self indulgent expression through my work, and I am truly grateful for this.

I hope you have all enjoyed reading my blog and I would like to take this opportunity to thank Retail Jeweller, the fabulous Laura, Kate and James for encouraging me to write this and allowing me to write so openly and honestly.

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