I am one of those people who will always look at a new year as a clean state. Truthfully it channels the possibility of renewal, the path to forgiveness and growth.
In my possession is a new journal. One that is significantly for my hopes, dreams, to reconnect with my self + heart. One that channels my passion and creativity. The goal of this journal I to document my healing and let that growth evolve.
Inky blue with constellations etched throughout the cover. I think it’s fitting given how airy I can be. The purpose is also to ground because it’s my move to fill and reflect the pages with introspection and resolutions.
Here’s what I know: if you have a rough day it’s absolutely acceptable to nap and let your body + mind unwind. It may even be necessary to indulge in a warm night time shower to come out renew. There’s nothing wrong with warming up a bowl of oatmeal that’s sweetened with dried berries and cinnamon. Each spoonful enveloping you with it’s warmth, nourishing you with flavor, even at midnight when you finally have some peace to yourself.
I’m learning that I need to continuously come clean with myself. To confront myself and not hide away. I’m learning that it’s okay to pick up the pieces of yourself that hurt. This is how you develop strength. Release each breath, deep and cathartic as it may be. Allow yourself to feel because believe me your body longs to let everything out. This is how I revive myself through a difficult time.
Now that we’re entering a new year, it’s time for a word to carry into the new year. .
What I selected: Spirited. There are times I can get shy, quiet, or evade from my potential or allowing my true self to shine. In 2019 I want to have faith and courage in myself. I always want to empower others but first I have to begin with myself.
One of my favorite moments this month was dancing to Ariana’s Thank U, Next but truly feeling it* , sure a little white wine helped but I liberated from any growing pains of the year, and over all I was grateful that circumstances (good & bad) that happened – did because I’m genuinely happy where I am and the best is yet to come. It’s that energy I wish to carry onto the next year.
Winter hasn’t arrived yet but the holiday spirit is alive and well.
I try to live as close to zero waste as possible. I encourage anyone to take smell steps such as swapping plastic straws for reusable ones. Other options: making a few meals from home, bringing reusable (I have cotton) bags to the farmers market. Plastic bags should become a thing of the past.
Living sustainably should not mean living perfectly. None of us are perfect and to put ourselves on that pedestal can lead to burnout or feel like we aren’t reaching a standard. My hope Is that someday living sustainably will not be viewed as an exclusive standard, but that it can become accessible for everyone.