It's February and I actually thought I had gotten away with not having a "real Winter." Oh well, it is beautiful. And my late wolf baby Luna (rescue pooch) loved the snow, so I guess I can't hate it too much. I feel like the second image from the top sort of reminds me of [...]
I start dreaming of the sea ore frequently if I haven't been there in a while. That has started for me. Recently I dreamt that I went on my trip to Belize but forgot my underwater cameras! Most of the time they're peaceful dreams though ... dreaming of dolphins, whales, fish, sea critters. I will [...]
The body Wasn't made To be still. You were made to wander Move Explore Find what suits you Manifest that Evolve And explore some more.
I've not been so filled with hope For Spring In my entire life. This year feels like it'll be Even better than last. And last year was the best year Of my life.
And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt. - Sylvia Plath I have to keep reminding myself of this when I get discouraged from my creative endeavors, especially writing. I used to [...]
Let's just start by saying relational trauma is a thing. And it can make connecting with people especially hard. I realize that certain tendencies within myself are trauma responses. My tendency to clean when I'm anxious and don't feel well. Why do kids who grow up in unstable environments feel the need to be perfect [...]
I've noticed that if I don't engage in creative endeavors often enough I feel so much less fulfilled and more sluggish. I'm going to try to commit to making things and writing creative things more often. Maybe get more active on my Etsy shop again. I love making little critters with polymer clay. I think [...]
Worked on my dissertation today, went to Zumba and saw 4 clients in a row at the private practice. Was great to see progress that my clients have made, but I'm spent-- more so because of dissertation worries than anything else. I think overeating brings up a lot for me. I notice how much better [...]
I spent nearly six hours today writing for various projects, some for pay, some not. Spent substantial time and energy on my dissertation proposal, which I actually think is coming together. That's good to say. I lifted this morning with an instructor that was gone for a month, so it's good to have her back [...]
So I've been trying to be true to myself recently by making time to write creatively while also being swamped with PhD life/dissertation stuff/class prepping/academic work. One of my true passions is creative writing and it's so hard to not have that beaten out of you. Don't get me wrong, academic writing is definitely creative [...]