Happy Tuesday!

So, it’s already February 19th! Holy hell! May as well share some poetry today! Inspired by Spring being SO close, yet so, so far!

‘The Thaw’

Frozen feet, thawing slowly,
sinking into grass,
ice water rivers flowing –
soon enough, this cold will pass.

Spring is on the horizon –
so close that we can feel its breeze,
blowing swiftly through the mountains
and through the tops of all the trees.

The birds will fly back shortly,
after their winter in the sun,
to join us in celebration
of warmer days yet to come.

 

Re-vamp, coming at you!

Happy February 1st, y’all! I am working on re-vamping this site. I’ve trailed off for a bit, but I am working on getting back into posting all of my #SLDMChallenge updates and all of my efforts to simplify my possessions/my life in general. It has been a crazy year already, and we’re only into month #2! 2019 is going to be awesome, I can feel it!

I am working on refocusing on the QUALITY of my life/the things in my life, rather than the quantity. It is a process and my motivation to do so has seemed to come in waves. If you scroll down on the blog page a bit, you’ll notice that, right after a HUGE break-up in July, I started cleaning out my closet pretty much once a month. I am not sure what I was trying to accomplish with that, but whatever the goal was then, I seem to have lost sight of it. I am trying to understand what created that urge in the first place, but also why the urge to simplify has seemed to vacate since.

I feel like I was trying to let go of all of the “negative” things in my life, which would makes sense; trying to start fresh, etc. Though I have begun to work through that whole situation in a much more positive way, my efforts have also begun to bring some personal questions to light. For example: What is truly important to me? Why do I impulsively do things when I am upset? How have I changed since July? Have I actually begun to truly rediscover myself? — Loaded questions, for sure & only time will tell with all of that.

Thus far though, I have learned that some of the personal goals I am looking to pursue include acquiring better quality clothing, getting into the habit of buying/eating better quality food and traveling to more places. Additionally, I have learned that I am FINALLY in the field that I want to be in and that is a part of my life that I was missing out on for a long time.

Long story longer, 2019 is the year that I am going to begin truly pursuing the things that I want to accomplish. To clarify, I am not saying that I am not accomplished at this point in my life, what I am saying is that I have accomplished a lot of things that do not hold any weight for me, realistically. It is really interesting to reflect and recognize how vastly different my current goals are, from my goals 5 years ago. I have a lot of work left to do, but I am excited to “get to gettin’,” if you will.

Stay tuned!