Finding my inner-happy

Happy Thought this Tuesday

Happy Thought Tuesday
Better late than never.

I missed last week’s post.
I thank you for your understanding and your forgiveness.

I thought of you all, but something kept me further from social media and closer to my physical art… I did a LOT of painting. I did a project for a family member and it was glorious. I hadn’t been covered in paint to that degree in a long time. Working a full time job, and living the amazing life of a grown up, I don’t always take the time I should or can to create my art, so I took the time, at the expense of making a post for you all. Instead of saying sorry, as I am starting to take ownership of my self-care, I will say thank you. Thank you for reading, thank you for understanding and thank you for doing what’s best for YOU today. That’s what I did last week – I put myself first and did what was best for me. I love writing for you all, but if I miss a promised post, it’s simply because the world took me in another great direction that day… but I’ll always be back. I’m just being honest. I’m learning to apologize less about the moments where I have to step away and just be me. I am taking ownership of taking care of ME, at least half as well as I take care of those around me. I am 40 years old and I have never really put that much attention into “caring” for me the way that I now realize I should have, though I thought I was doing a stellar job along the way.

Now I’ve come to realize that if my body keeps me away from social media, I should listen, even if it’s an amazing tool for what I make and write. Sometimes I just need to be with me. Or with family. Or away from screens, as I work with two all day long and carry another in my purse. haha! Sometimes we need to take the time to just BE. Taking the time to paint brought me so much joy. I even got to do a little renovating in there and I take much joy in playing with tools. I’m a hands-on kinda gal; I like to make, create, bring to life. For me, installing a shelf brings me the greatest joy. I’m trying to do as many things that bring me joy as possible, on purpose.

Because life is too short. I had cancer once, because I didn’t slow down, and I’ll be damned if that ever happens again in this body. This body has been through hell and back and it’s made it a glorious 40 years and I plan on having at least 40 more to enjoy the work I’ve put into it, so I will take some days where I just say “Never mind the world, I’m going inside and doing what makes my heart sing – it’s just for me!” It’s okay to do this. And it allows me to write this post on the following week, and hopefully inspire you to take a moment for yourself too. So that’s why I didn’t write last week, but I absolutely had to write you all this week. I love each and every one of you and send you all the most love. This world is a crazy little place and if sometimes you have to take a moment, step away from social media and just breath, do THAT. It’s okay. Just do what’s best for you.

And if you lose track, come back here and I’ll be here to remind you! 🙂

Love you all

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