I like to stare into things so long that I get lost in it. Like pictures like this. Like the ocean on that actual day, between holding my baby niece and getting lost in wondering how she got here; how we all got here. Most of my generation arriving to the blinking lights of hospital machines, our parents insisting the world was and always would be our oyster. Now I am 21 and filled with so many questions, but so much love and so much doubt and so much feeling. And a little girl in my arms, wondering how once not so long ago I was just like her. Tiny and small, a wave in the ocean who had just met the shore, with nothing but the world ahead of me.
Slow Monday’s at home have quickly become one of my favorite days of the week. I’ve come to the realization (along with some gentle prodding of my eldest son @reaganpugh) that after spending weekends working at the shop; I needed to alter my schedule so I could have a down day. Consequently, Monday’s are now my designated recharge days and . . . are like AIR to me. Being the homebody that I am, days like today you may find me at home styling and rearranging things - something I’ve loved doing since I was a young girl. Oddly or not, the very act of shoving furniture around is good think time for me as well. Times that I ponder life or relationships or things in my heart that need tending to. How about you? Do you have a day of the week earmarked for recharge and what’s that one thing you do that helps you reset? #athome#recharging#downday#staging#styling#itswhatido#homebody#ponderinglife#hearthealth#introvert#howwelive#importanthings#simpleliving#cozycorner#diningroom#wisteriastyle
SUNDAY NIGHT MUSINGS..... I’m getting in the habit of slowly reducing my exposure to TV at the moment. Not because I believe it’s “bad” as such, just because I’m curious to see how my mind / body / energy will feel if I cut down.
A few weeks in and I feel great :-). My mind is calmer and my focus sharper than it has been in a long time.
In the process to stressing out about things more than I have for a few months yesterday, I sat down to write my to do list for the week on my trusted white board.... and I chuckled to myself about how, considering I’m earning more than I ever have, my health allows me to do everything I want it to, and I have great people around me, any stress just seems a bit....... silly - so I wrote a different list instead. One that is probably more replicatable, more sustainable, and truer to who we are as human beings than any another I’ve written!
Have a great week guys 😉🤛 #philosophy#philosophyoflife#life#wisdom#musings#brainactivity#channeling#happiness#creative#creativity#ideas#pondering#ponder#ponderinglife
The other weekend I was really not feeling super great but I went to a park in this cute town called Ojai to drink coffee, plan out my week, and read a book. Long story short I made friends with these two amazing girls super randomly, who were visiting Ojai from out of town. We ended up talking for a few hours and eating dinner together before I headed back down to Ventura! It was such a random thing but I felt like it totally happened on purpose and it completely turned my day around. It felt so good to connect with new people, laugh about weird quirks we had in common, and to enjoy sitting in the sun for a little. Life is pretty cool, even on the days that start off with feeling icky and tired. And even on the ones that end that way. Or have a middle part that feels that way. By the way, I love a good middle part in a person’s hair. Maybe it’s cause I’m a middle child. The world may never know.
We all have our own strengths. Like trees we are different. The willow bends and boughs but does not break, however the oak is strong in a sturdy different way. What fixes one person may not fix another.
Eventhough life is getting harder, just take a moment to sit on it, and think on the positive possibility that may come from those hardship.... Take a deep breath and then have the guts to stand up on your own both feet to rise for the future GOOD 😊 MORNING!
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