Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Right now.

So it looks like I'm back! Granted, I wasn't gone for long but it feels like it's been months. This week I've really tried to sit in the silence, quieten my mind and just experience breathing. Breathing isn't something I do often - well, I obviously do it all the time but I don't really take in deep breaths and feel it. My body is usually on autopilot while my mind is racing but I'm putting my best foot forward and trying to make a change.

There are ups and downs to having a mind like mine. One on hand, it's quite fun being able to think so much, to not get caught up in the mini dramas of life that won't matter when we're on our death bed. At the same time I miss out on a lot of the little things that bring joy to life like noticing a nice view or being aware of something funny happening in my surroundings. Being present is something I struggle with and I probably will until I'm old and grey.

Today was a fun day - I went out to lunch with my best friend from high school and had a great time. She brings out a fun side in me and I really find life to be an adventure when I hang out with her. I'm going to make an effort to catch up with her a lot more as she's someone that really lives. She takes the good with the bad and I need more people like that in my life.

Instead of living 5 years in the future I'm going to cut it back and just start looking at the next six months. Not what I'm doing next year or the year after that - just what I'm doing right now. ♥


  1. I found a quote on Pinterest, "You can't surround yourself with negative people and expect to live a positive life." I agree, it's wonderful to hang out with people who have a positive influence on you :)

    1. It took me a while to realise it but it really is true. :)

  2. We will always have ups and downs in life but the important thing is always looking at the positive side! Glad you had fun with your high school friend! Love the photos :)

  3. I'm so happy to have you back :)
    It's so exciting to read about personal growth in others, puts everything in perspective :)


  4. Beautiful post, dear. ;-)
    Greetings Nessa


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