Today I decided to have a little burning ceremony. I started a fire in the fire pit and then went upstairs and got a pile of my old journals. The plan was to read a little bit of each and then throw it in the fire. I didn't want to go to deep into the … Continue reading Burn it.
(As I drive around, I see the forsythia is in all it's yellow glory. Spring is here. Also allergies are here. And Zyrtec is here too. The Zyrtec is helping, but I still feel like I'm in a fog. So a fog-induced post is what I shall write.) What goes on inside of you is … Continue reading Inside
The Artist's Way is a magical book. Our group just started week 8 and each week, it feels like Julia Cameron knows exactly what is coming up for me. She is talking directly to me about it. “One of the great misconceptions about the artistic life is that it entails great swaths of aimlessness. The … Continue reading The Artist’s Way
I don't know whether to laugh or cry about this but I think I'm finally understanding what a boundary is. I've taken classes, read books, watched You Tube videos about boundaries. I knew I needed to work on "having boundaries" but I never could quite get there. The only way I can explain it is … Continue reading I’m in charge here.
Back on the early morning wake up train! 4:30am today. I use the time to write my morning pages, space out and read. It is so quiet. My window faces east and I watch the sun come up. A trip to the grocery store. I had plans to clean, but no cleaning happened. Thomas came … Continue reading Saturday in April
As I sit here at my desk, I have the window open and listening to the peepers. We live in the house I grew up in. We bought it from my parents when they wanted to downsize a few years back. (Interestingly enough, when we lived in New Hampshire, we lived in the house Christian … Continue reading Change
The weather has been really nice this week. We need rain but we are still enjoying the sun. This afternoon I took my journal and my chair and moved it up behind the pool, to the edge of the woods. I sat and let the sun hit my face. Last spring we had some concrete … Continue reading Perspective
I have to be honest here, as I always am. I am really thinking about what I'm doing here writing this blog on a daily basis. Am I sharing too much? Why am I doing this? Is it good for me to write about things while they're happening, or do I need some time and … Continue reading Questioning
I carry my journal with me during the day and I write down thoughts as they come to me. I write down things I notice. I write down ideas. And I write down messages. I never called them messages before but now I can see that's exactly what they are. My schedule has been shifting … Continue reading Messages
There are some things that I just won't write about here. Things that are just too private or too personal, things that involve other people who never signed up for having their lives put in a blog post. It makes it interesting because there are some days where I'd really like to write about those … Continue reading Breaking down