Hello lovely people,
In the creative footsteps of blogger, author, teacher, crafter and all round nice lady Pip Lincolne, it’s time to take stock:
Making myself comfy on the couch.
Cooking eggplant bacon. There’s a batch in the oven right now!
Drinking coffee. This morning’s crema reminded me of constellations.
Reading books about heart failure and the Mediterranean diet, so I can better understand and manage my health.
Wanting to keep up my new habit of walking for my health.
Looking up. The sky is my shield and comfort.
Playing the new Taylor Swift album. I am loving the evolution of her musicianship.
Deciding what I’m going to eat this week. Organisation is key to my low salt life.
Wishing it was a long weekend. I love them.
Enjoying pulling on my leafy leggings and sneaks and going for a walk, mostly. We’ll see if I make it out there today.
Waiting for summer holidays.
Liking myself, my family, my heart shield, this life.
Wondering about how I might feel if I need to get a pacemaker. We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.
Loving the encouraging, supportive, generous, big hearted people in my life. You’re my oxygen.
Pondering why I’m not blogging, sketching or painting much lately.
Considering leaning more heavily into a Mediterranean style of eating. Bring on the ancient grains and pomegranates.
Buying a new vacuum cleaner online. It’s a glamorous life!!
Watching Bar Rescue, lots of Jamie Oliver, clouds.
Hoping to continue feeling and being as well as I can. Combining that hope with everyday action is the key.
Marvelling at the power of encouraging words. I know how much I need them, and need to give them.
Cringing at the coarse vanity and stupidity of politicians, clinging to power by any means possible. Their inhumanity to those they perceive as unimportant to their cause is endlessly staggering.
Needing to keep on keeping on, and get rid of some stuff. Less is better.
Questioning why I felt such shame around being prescribed antidepressants. Stigma sucks.
Smelling eggplant bacon.
Wearing my pjs. Comfort rules on the weekends, heck, comfort always always rules.
Following my heart’s lead; inspiring people; a slow road.
Noticing how vividly green the trees are against the sky.
Knowing everything is cyclical.
Thinking of ways to find balance.
Admiring people who accept, embrace and celebrate themselves. Coming home to yourself is the ultimate pilgrimage. Are you on that road? I hope so.
Getting philosophical. It always happens when I take stock, which is why it’s such a worthwhile practice.
Book borrowing and buying. I want to spend more time reading.
Coveting nothing. I don’t need more than I have.
Disliking having to think about how much I drink every day, whether I’ve taken my tablets, and all that jazz.
Opening myself to new ways of thinking and being.
Feeling good. Life has challenges and great beauty. It is a privilege to be here.
Snacking on hummus again. I finally found a great low sodium recipe!
Hearing Taylor Swift sing, and feeling relaxed.
That’s the state of play in my world. Reflecting on where we’re at, what we want and who we are is such a valuable way to check in with what truly matters. I highly recommend it!
If you’d like to take stock, just copy and paste this list to your Facebook page/journal/blog or use the prompts in your creative practice.
Take care of yourselves, and each other.