Finally, it’s June and so we reluctantly welcome the rising temperatures but being to surround ourselves with plans and lots of iced lattes to keep us going. There’s always a beauty in every season and summer is no different. I got some new plants from The Sill including a Peperomia Ripple Ruby as well as a Calathea Fusion White beauty.
When I think of summer the concepts that come to mind are carefree days, firefly filled nights, winding down but also filling in as many plans as one can. There’s definitely wanderlust brewing and car rides with the windows down and the music flowing.
This is completely belated but, never late than never right? May has been a really busy month: work wise and creatively. I’ve definitely taken the time this month to have more experiences and gatherings. A few of my loved ones had birthdays this month. I think I spent more time venturing out and speaking my truth instead of sitting idly when there’s something I want.
I’ve realized that there’s a difference between being in observation (or present) versus in thinking mode which can have your thoughts jumping to conclusions or focused too much on the past or future, things in which we have no control. This month I emphasized my thoughts on what I wanted in that moment. This led me to sleep earlier and therefore I have been waking up earlier.
Hello March, you’re already here. I’m mind blown by how quickly the year seems to be going! Am I the only one? We’ve had deliciously cold weather that’s led to warm sweaters during the day & the thickest blankets at night to decompress. I’ve still be making warm ‘shroom milks (medicinal mushrooms!) with rooting herbs & spices. I’ve been spending my Fridays in LA and am thinking about compiling a small guide of places I love to visit while I’m there.
We had some glorious rain (last for a while day and I enjoyed every bit) and I have been reminding myself of the word I picked for this year: rooted. Warming, grounding, earthy elements. From experimenting with tonics & soups to getting some more plants, mindful meditation…it’s all good.
& We are here! A brand new year! A part of me is a bit grateful because I think 2017 was quite challenging, it caused me to be reflective, introspective (more than usual, and to ultimately believe in myself.
I can still recall December 2016: I was uncertain yet brimming with goals of what I needed to achieve. I wrote down (several times) these very hopes and objectives. Some of them were rose colored and others were practical.
However the end of 2017 I realized that sometimes we become so focused on the endgame and not the cultivating. Sometimes we settle thinking that what is first served is best for keeps. Its not.
In 2017 I realized that life is an experience full of many experiences. We have no say on the duration or direction of these experiences. Sometimes they are joyous, sometimes they are difficult. I spent this year being awfully hard on myself when I had to climb those obstacles. I spent the time wondering why I wasn’t where I wanted to be, instead of working toward it. Sometimes in order to reach your destination your need to work on yourself. Develop a relationship with yourself, hone your strengths, polish your communication. If not, we only become detached from ourselves.