Day 26

Day 26

first thing this morning… that dog woke me up to go potty and eat. i should be grateful that it wasn’t actually first thing… it was 6:30, she did let me sleep until then, which was good. we went outside together, she trotted off into the yard to check out her territory and do her business, while i plopped down in one of the plastic turquoise Adirondack chairs we’ve got on the patio.

didn’t take but a minute before i noticed that i could breathe out there today. even though the sun was already coming up over the horizon, it wasn’t yet so hot and humid that i felt like i was walking into a wall of water. it was a good start to the day, friend.

speaking of good start… i’ve been thinking a lot about the idea of taking full responsibility for one’s life. not sure i’ll really go into it all here, not in this post at least, but i’ve seen so many places where this is such a sensitive topic. we do not like being told that we’re responsible for the things that happen in our lives, do we?

Day 25

Day 25

i actually found myself being aware of things i was grateful for through the day today. that, my friends, is definitely worthy of gratitude in and of itself. it’s working!

i’m grateful we got some good rain today after many promises of rain this week with little to show for it

obv, i’m grateful for the weekend

i’m grateful for seeing how i recreate the same damn thing over and over again in my life, and… more importantly… how to start shifting that. immediately.

Day 24

Day 24

i refuse to be pulled down into my normal bummed out state the night before going back to work. today was another good day, and i choose instead to revel in that.

in fact, it was a really good week. in a way it felt like a lot longer than 4 days, which tells me that i was likely pretty present through much of it. yay for that!

slept in again today, and napped again too. i have to tell you, that’s a really nice thing to be able to do. i love my quiet, dark mornings… but there’s something to be said for sleeping in and having a slow start to the day.

Day 23

Day 23

i feel like i don’t have much to say today. it was another good day…. mostly.

i slept in this morning which, admittedly, was really nice. had a really slow, casual start to the morning then started going through emails and an obscene number of open internet tabs. i switched gears just before lunch time and started working on a client website. made really great progress in just 2-3 hours.

after that i was feeling a bit worn out, so i sat and relaxed & did some reading for a bit… then took a nap!

not only did i sleep in today… i also took a nap! what kind of wonderful is that, tell me…

once i got up, i headed back toward the office and went through my collage materials, and sourced some more, while listening to some training programs i’d been working my way through. that was all really good. i felt like i got through a lot of good stuff today, and that was fabulous.

Day 22

Day 22

today being both the new moon and a solar eclipse (i guess?! i’m not actually sure who got to see it this time?), i have been doing some introspecting (totally a word. now). i spent some time going through magazines and cutting / ripping out images and words that called to me. i watched some really good Gregg Braden videos on YouTube. and i also spent some time considering what it is i actually want from and with my life right now and wrote some things down. i’ve kept some of them separate in a special box i keep for that purpose…. but here’s some of the notes i made elsewhere: