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I’ve been a little restless lately in that way when we we’re on the cusp of a new beginning. Except that I’m not on the cusp of a new beginning. Perhaps for the first time in my entire adult life, I’m not at the beginning, middle, or end of any big transition (moving, career changes, marriage, more moving, motherhood, house renovations, biz renovations). And it feels oddly settling, amazing, cozy, and even a little uncomfortable to not be juggling many things at once. Life is good.
I’m finding that in this lovely place of ordinariness there are still the callings to recalibrate every now and again. And I’m definitely in that place of loving where I’ve landed after so many years of hard work, but also wanting to adjust a few things. Like creating more structure around general life routines, self care, social care, even financial care.
Recently John and I got rid of our TV in the main living room. We also got rid of cable. We found that we were both unplugging a bit too much in the evenings after True went to bed (what can I say I have a strange fascination with KUWTK). We’re hoping to create new habits that help us unwind at the end of the day (hello stretching, reading, sitting on the porch).
We’re also doing things like creating more boundaries around our budget and getting super clean about how we spend our money. This feels amazing. We’ve gotten a little careless in this department and creating a mindful budget around living simply feels true to us.
I’m learning that big transitions or everyday small micro transitions still require us to get quiet and dig deep into our unease. To excavate where it’s coming from. To listen to it. And to respond with what is true to us.
This new piece, Stay True, is a gentle yet fierce reminder to silence the noise, to get clear on what is really calling us, to stay on the path of what feels most true. Because when we do the work to remain our most authentic selves, even in our most ordinary days, we find ourselves surrounded with others who inspire us to the stay the course. It’s not easy staying true in a world where we’re often led astray, but it’s worth the light that fills our hearts. And our lives.
PS: If you have any amazing books you’ve read lately, let me know in the comments. I haven’t read a fiction book in ages. If you’ve got one that you couldn’t put down, let me know!