snow and sunshine

I walked outside this morning, with a pig in my arms, the snow was cold and sun shined bright. It felt like spring was just around the corner, and I should be searching for the first bulbs to pop through the snow. It feels like it will be a year of growth, and a more adult feel to my life. It has been a good winter. I have felt more like myself this winter than in ones past. Usually I will get into a funk and feel insecure, lonely and not know what to do with myself.

At the beginning of this winter, I made a deal with myself. Do something that makes you happy. Like drawing, writing, cleaning a closet, watching a movie, do nothing, do something, learn something new. Do something Ellen that will make yourself feel happy each day. Also, be okay with not doing anything. Let yourself off the hook. This is your break of the year, you run your ass off the whole rest of the year. Take this time to let your mind and body rejuvenate. You don’t have to have a list you complete everyday. It is important to take time for you, the inner you, and outer you. Stay organized and yet be okay with the fact that you may have not put those clothes away.

Tapping into the skills I have that I ignore throughout the spring summer and fall. Like drawing and writing. I haven’t written in the longest time. I felt like there was a part of me I was neglecting. Same with drawing. I forget that I am pretty good at it. I will toot my own horn on that one. I love my art! What ends up on the paper. Seeing the visions I have become a reality on the piece of paper. Being in control of the outcome. Knowing I can make it happen. Then turning the page and starting anew.

I recommend you find yourself each day. When you feel that breeze blow across your face and you feel it flood your soul with freshness. There are moments like that when you see who you are on the inside. Knowing that you are strong and can concur the day, week, year ahead. Those moments are important to remember.

It is easy to lose yourself in the daily grind, slave to the dollar, societies judgements, rules and stipulations.

Hold onto the fierceness inside your soul.

Let the fire burn bright behind your eyes.

Feel the vibrations of the earth, steady and pure, flowing into your body.

Embrace yourself. Be true to yourself. Love yourself.

~Write and Explore~

..morning reflection and randomness…

Well it’s that time of year again..I cant say it wasnt nice having the winter off but next winter I am going to get a part-time job. There is no point at not making money if you are able.

The plant nursery is starting to set up this week and its back to my hard-core workouts every day. I do love my job, plants don’t talk back even if they prick you once in a while. 🙂 It is a lot of walking, hauling, pruning, and cleaning to be done, not to mention a ton of plant knowledge to be learned.

I loved having the time to spend with my kids, helping out at their school, and being there when they got off the bus. I finished writing a book, and got all my blogs set up and realized the world of blogging is quite fun and interesting.

I was able to make dinners for my kids and boyfriend a lot more than I usually do. Granted I did not explore too many new recipes but I will work on that continually. I learned a lot this winter about my relationship, all good things ❤ man I love him. I learned more about my kids as always, they are growing up so fast. We started new rules in the house to instill more respect. I find it harder to get kids to understand respect for what they have when they don’t live out in the woods and have to haul in wood for heat or water to wash in like I did. Being creative with instilling proper morals is something I am getting better at. 🙂

Anyways…I sit here getting ready to take the kid to the bus stop then go shopping for work clothes. It snowed last week so I am getting some thermals just in case it decides to do it again. My coffee got cold, and that is a pity 🙂 Time to head out and face the world of sports bras, socks and long johns! Better get a cup to go because from what spell check is telling me I can not spell today!

~Write, explore and free yourself with words~

 Our morning picture is brought to you by beautiful Ireland ❤

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