I find inspiration all over the place…and I’m not just talking about inspiration for my creative endeavors, either. I am talking about LIFE inspiration, those things that you run across every so often that give you pause and make you think (and rethink) how you go about things or even how you see or think about things in your own life.
One thing I’ve come across lately that has been very Life inspirational for me…Shannon at Nourishing Days gave me such a feeling of, for lack of a better way to describe the feeling, the “It’s not just me” ahh’s with her post: Of Home, Grime, Me & Contradictions. Read it and I bet you’ll feel the great sense of relief that I did with her wonderful words and photos.
Oh my, how I love it when something drops into my lap that just makes me feel good, nourishes my soul, lifts me up.
That post certainly did just that for me.
I think we all know how down I’ve been over the past few months, it’s quite apparent in my attitude in my blog posts…I’m depressed. I admit it. I keep trying and I always will but it’s a chemical thing for me and it gets terribly worse during the winter. I think it’s one of the reasons this move to Florida has me so excited…I won’t be facing cold, dreary winters so maybe I’ll feel better.
Anyway, I went to the psychiatrist today.
It’s like I’m making some crazy admission by posting that here but I know there is no shame in seeing a psychiatrist. I gotta do what I gotta do and I’m trying to get a handle on this depression of mine and where it comes from, too. I cried about two buckets full of tears today.
heesh, why do I do that? I cry so easily; always have.
Anyway, another way that I get my heart smiling and my soul lifted to new heights these days (and today I really needed it!!!) is through the tremendous love I feel through the Goddess Circle. If you don’t know about Goddess Leoni, you should…her spirit is so infectious that you can’t help but feel better just by reading her words or watching one of her videos. You should really think about treating yourself to the Goddess Circle, I promise you won’t regret it!
It’s helping me in ways you can’t imagine.
Since I’m being all full of honesty here today (might as well get used to it, it’s my goal that honesty is going to be the new way of things around here)…anyway, ya know how I was talking about how some artists and creatives do all this fabulous traveling and living the high life in my post the other day?
I know that none of those that I’m talking about do it without a whole lot of hard work, dedication and a little bit of luck…and I said I wasn’t being jealous but, after looking at it really hard, I think I was being jealous in a way. It was a comment left by a wonderful friend that made me realize that about myself (thanks, Kelly.)
Hey, I’m just being honest.
But…BUT…I also realized that I haven’t put the hard work, dedication and time into things as they have. I know this. I am aware of that fact. (Honesty, remember?) If I want any of those things that I admire and, yes, am a bit jealous of, then I must put in the time, the long hours and be 100% dedicated to achieving my dreams cause they won’t just fall into my lap.
Leonie is helping me to see that, too.
So is my psychiatrist.
So, how do ya like this honesty stuff? I’m not sure if I do or not. lol
Peace & Love,
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