Then again, there is something about actually having the freedom to sleep until noon that makes things a whole lot more manageable in that department. Nonetheless, I can't imagine we could have handled a fifth night and were missing the boys pretty badly by the time we rolled in mid Monday afternoon. Our Thursday morning departure had been seamless. The boys happy to be informed that Mom and Dad would be back in a few days and they could have fun with our angel and "honorary our west" grammy, "Neese", and didn't bat an eye or shed a tear when we hugged and kissed our goodbyes and headed on our way... drifting into a parallel universe where we actually let loose a little, took time to enjoy each other's company, and even had real actual CONVERSATION.
TRUE STORY ;)
As I unpacked last night, I found myself rearranging my recently "encapsulated" closet (read more about creating your own capsule wardrobe here), making room to prettify some of the open shelves with photos and treasures. This process of clearing out and making space has me smitten. Seriously, I have always loved cleaning out a closet but this process has been exceptionally freeing. No doubt due to all of the new and exciting opportunities that have been coming my way, including, some fun new developments with the etsy shop, amazing personal breakthroughs and insights from the Abundant Yogi, "Lifestyle Design Coaching" course and overall rush of peace and positivity that seems to be permeating life in general.
Something else that has been coming my way as of late, seems to be the exact information I need at any given moment. On the subject of my writing hiatus here, blogging is something that I struggle to make room for in my days. For some reason it always comes last, and the thought of doing it often causes me a strange anxiety by times despite the fact that it always feels great to share in this way, once it is underway/finished of course. I lamented this to my always wise mama friend over coffee this morning as I told her about a book I started reading on the trip. Gretchen Rubin's, "Better than Before", which explores the struggle we all have to make and maintain positive habits. In the book she references blogging as something she personally made a point to make a habit of. It struck me how this was something I really wanted to make a habit yet how truly FLIPPING DIFFICULT, even impossible by times, it seemed. I asked my wise dear friend why she thought that might be...
"it's because when you start to write you go down the rabbit hole... you begin with a topic and then as you write more and more ideas come through, each possibly worthy of their own post. you get overwhelmed and it makes it difficult to finish things..."
She continued on to give me some brilliant advice on how to use just a few minutes of free writing to help me stay on track to be shared possibly at a later date since getting into that right now has tumble into wonderland potential written all over it.
No pun intended ;)
Let me just pause here to also acknowledge how such conversations are also impeccably timed and how this friend truly always does have the answer I need...
Kind of like how the timing on finding a note book in my closet last night containing some pretty pertinent quotes I had started listing ages ago on this very subject, and thus that became the inspiration/purpose of this post so before I slip down that proverbial bunny hole, is to share them with you here ;)
All images are created with a super simple app called instaquote... just in case you were wondering :)
Any of those ringing true for you??
What habits would you like to bring into your life that feel out of reach??
Till next time.