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.
Tag: self compassion
The Artist’s Way
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’m in charge here.
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.
Saturday in April
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
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
What is life?
I am waist deep in The Durrells in Corfu. Have you seen it? I started yesterday and I'm happy/proud to say I'm almost done with the second season. The opening plays the PBS Masterpiece theme song and I get all excited. I really needed to get swept away into something like this - 1930's, Greece. … Continue reading What is life?
I went out for a few little walks today. Holy wind! When it's like this, you can hear the wind start to come up in the woods. It builds up and gets really loud, coming closer and closer like a freight train. Later on in the afternoon it quieted down a bit. There were still … Continue reading Little Luxuries
Today I reset. Clean the house. Re-organize the bathrooms. Catch up on laundry. Since the beginning of the year, I've been putting more structure into my days and weeks. It has been extremely helpful to me. I've been pretty good at making Sunday, the good ol' day of rest. But not this Sunday. This was … Continue reading Reset
Sunday, March 21, 2021
It was 2011 when things were at their worst. I just remember being in survival mode. Christian was the one who said it was time to move. I never would have. I wasn't capable of making a decision like that. When we moved, we got just enough of a jump start. I decided I would … Continue reading Sunday, March 21, 2021
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Lately, after dinner, Charlie asks me in the most teenage boy way possible, "You going to do your daily BLOG?" And I say "Yes, I am." Tonight he added, "What are you gonna write in your daily BLOG?" And I thought about it for a bit, "Well, maybe I'll write about today when I went … Continue reading Tuesday, March 16, 2021