About 5 months saw me turning 23. Unhappy and unsure what I was doing, where I was going and what the next step for Old Glory Creative is. As a surprise for my birthday I was taken to Barcelona for a long weekend, something I wasn’t expecting and a place I had always wanted to visit. I had heard some amazing things about the city and was so excited to go and leave behind reality for a weekend. Get relaxed and re-inspired. And that is exactly what happened, we spend 5 days there, and those 5 days were amazing, we saw and did so much. Trying new things and exploring new places always helps me to get excited about new challenges, new projects and the future.

Things you must do in Barcelona!

1. Open top bus – you can get off and on as may times

2. Take the train to Montserrat and hike the mountains – the views are really worth it!

3. Park Guell – Gaudi’s famous mosaic salamander!

4. Magic Fountain (Font Magica)

5. Gothic Quarter

6. Parc de Montjuic

7. Try local tapas – Patatas Bravas is a must!

Looking at all the local architecture is something that I always find so interesting, walking through the Gothic Quarter and seeing all the buildings towering above us was fascinating. I am so grateful and honoured that I was taken away from my birthday.

Since this trip, everything has changed. I am so happy within myself and the direction the business is going, it just comes to show that what some time away can do for a person. I was luckily enough to take a fair amount of time out of work last year, and I wouldn’t have changed that for the world. I was worried about money and other things but at the end of day you have to put yourself first. Believe in yourself, take time, refresh and recharge those batteries. You wouldn’t believe the difference it can make, even if it is just an evening.

Take that time. Refresh. Recharge. Remember.

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