An interesting week

The past week of my life can perhaps best be described by that wondrously multi-faceted word: “interesting”.

Things have happened – good things, even – but not in any way, shape or form I predicted as I boldly set out into Monday (aka ‘dragged myself out of bed and off to work’).

Between kids with viruses, and the subsequent working-from-home, astrological discoveries, costume show’n’tell night at my dance class, getting to know my new tarot deck (the Wild Unknown – it’s gorgeous), and playing Scrabble with my beloved (it was us against the letters!), the week has been full of twists, turns, and the life equivalent of interesting shops that may not be in the same place the next day (thank you for the imagery, Sir Terry).

I am hugely grateful for Monique of the beautiful Etsy shops Nekeuomanteion and HipnotiqueTribal for the insights and wisdom of her tarot readings and astrological reports. Monique’s Underworld Astrology report was my first time delving into the world of astrology (with a lifetime of scepticism behind me) and it has been incredibly revealing, while also creating plenty of inner work to do! I regard that as a win πŸ™‚

Flowing on from that – because everything is flowing and nothing stands on its own at the moment – I have been doing plenty of reflection and inner work, as well as more de-cluttering/releasing/clearance (yes, more!)

I have been particularly inspired by a single sentence in the latest post on the Lucky Bitch blog:

“Declutter everything that’s not what you want to manifest.”

That’s pretty clear guidance!

As a result, I’ve cleared through the surface layers of my half of the bedroom and my studio (my two personal spaces). They now feel much clearer and more focused to me (and I’m not actually too bothered anymore about what anyone else thinks!) This week will see me dig beneath the surface more… so there may be more ‘interesting’ times ahead?!

I’ve found it useful to think about what belongs to past selves, and what belongs to me now and to the future me I want to become. I really don’t need to fill my life up with the detritus of past selves (though there are some mementos that still bear meaning). I need room to live now and into the future. It has been interesting seeing what resonates and what doesn’t – there have been some surprises…

I am already beginning to see the fruits of all this inner and outer work – and I’ve really only just started! (Well, this phase, anyway…)

So, I am very curious as we head into a new week (with healthy-again kids, and a wealth of personal information to work through) to see just what happens next…

I’m back :)

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After all that, and even more weeks months of releasing and personal transformation…

I AM BACK!!!!

I may be a touch excited about this πŸ˜‰

You may have noticed some subtle changes to the blog appearance…

I’m also changing my approach to content and posting.

I’m planning to post weekly for now – probably Friday/Saturday, but that’s very -ish. We’ll see how the schedule actually unfolds.

I’ll be sharing with you:

  • my creative writing,
  • reviews of books I’ve found satisfying,
  • other things that inspire me,
  • and a range of oddments of my life

(not necessarily in that order)

I’m really looking forward to posting to you again. And I’m really looking forward to some good conversations with you – I love to hear your voice, too ❀

Let’s talk more soon πŸ™‚

 

Heading into a new year

As we come to the end of 2014, I think it’s a good time to take a breather and reflect on the year that was (and what a year it was!) and dream a little about what this coming year may bring….

For me, this year has been quite a ride, as you’ll know from my posts!

I have learned more about myself and others than I might once have considered possible.

I have found new passions and discarded old dreams.

I have quietly renovated my soul (the foundations were good, but a re-paint was needed!)

And I wouldn’t change a thing!

Looking ahead, 2015 is going to be a full year for me. As well as my usual day job and family commitments, I am going to be:

  • studying ‘Communication’ part time,
  • taking part in the ‘Documented Life Project’,
  • setting up my studio so I can run my dance class from home,
  • reviewing and rebuilding my craft business with a bit more knowledge and savvy after the past year’s experiences,
  • working out ways I can live more compassionately and sustainably, and
  • continuing 2014’s journey of transformation.

Then there’s the dancing, sketching, blogging, living, loving, and enjoying the world I always want to do!

How about you? How has 2014 been for you? What do you hope and dream that 2015 might bring?

I wish you wonder and joy and love amidst the hard work of a life well lived ❀