It's Friday. Awwww...beautiful Friday. Time to slow down a little. The weekend is coming. Time to reflect on this week's adventures.
I worked through a lot of feelings this week. Had some fun thinking about my fantasies. And through it all had faith in myself. I wanted to come up with some fun positive words that start with F for this blog. Did I do all right?
I woke up yesterday to rain. Oh that was so lovely. I decided not to walk in the morning. I just wanted to lie under the covers and read a little and listen to one of my favorite sounds.
You know what? It was a good thing to do that. I have a thing about my rituals. I don't mind when I have good feelings about it. But when I feel rigid and stressed about doing them - that doesn't feel so good. So taking the time to do something different - change the routine - and feel good about it - brought me joy - and felt great. I discuss it in my podcast this morning.
I've been doing some silly videos from time to time on Instagram.
Okay - so my feelings this week. Well - I've had feelings about change, growth, healing and the work I still want to accomplish, the thoughts I have about life, myself, and...oh I can go on and on. But guess what? I was OK with it. Well...to be honest...at first I'm never thrilled about some changes (especially the ones which cause me anxiety). I like when things go well. But I was glad that I assessed things. I didn't over react as much. I had a really great healing session with Ursula recently. I will have a blog about it soon. I used the tools and lessons from that session and it was great.
Feelings. Embrace them. Accept them. And then...work through them.
Fantasies. Oh I have lots of those. I am really trying to enjoy those more. Some will come true. Others can stay fantasies - which can be fun because I can spin it any way I want. But the ones that I make come true, like writing, drawing, or learning something new - wow - those are awesome. It has been a fantasy of mine to draw. I never thought I was really good at it. I know I've been blogging about it. But seriously - this drawing book I've been doing has been a game changer for me. Each exercise opens my mind more and more. This latest exercise (see picture below) was called the "Upside-Down Drawing". I chose one out of four drawings to copy. But the kicker was - it was upside down. That's right. I copied it looking at the picture upside down. Now wait - it is soooo much harder than it looks. Because - you are suppose to look at the drawing and break it up into lines - NOT looking at it as a picture - and NOT peeking before you finish. This took me a while and my brain was exhausted. I picked a picture done by Pablo Picasso. Out of the four it just looked the easiest. Nope. I had frustrations while I was drawing it. I had to put my hand over sections so I would just look at lines instead of focusing on a hand or part of the face or the body. Egad! I kept at it. I sat outside. I took deep breaths. I knew I was running out of room on the paper. But I kept at it. When I turned it around - OK - sure it was a little funky - but totally cool. See? Now this one I decided not to color. Just too hard. I might go back and do it later. But for now - I just did one version.
All right - so now onto to discussing faith. I actually have a tattoo near my ankle with a beautiful blue flower and the word FAITH in handwriting written below it. I love the word. It's simple. It's yours. You make up what you want to have faith in...and let me tell you...I feel it's a good idea to have faith in yourself. I'll tell you not only do I have faith in myself, family and friends - but I have faith in Spring. Damn! It's a beautiful season. And we are really having an eye popping glorious beautiful one here. So many gorgeous flowers. See that picture up at the top? There I am thrilled to be standing enjoying spending time with friends - and in the background - the beautiful Jacaranda trees. I also stuck in a picture of beautiful bougainvillea bushes down below. Stunning!
All right you guys, have a glorious weekend!
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