Saturday, October 12, 2013

Lazy Saturday

Today was a lazy Saturday.  I stayed in my pajamas all day catching up on movies...and hopefully tonight I will catch up on my sleep!  Off to bed now...  Today's post is short and sweet.

Friday, October 11, 2013


Ugh, so tired today.  I REALLY need a couple days of downtime.  Feeling run down and wiped out, and like I'm fighting something off.  Mornings seem to come way too early these days no matter what.  Work is exhausting; the a/c is blasting even though the temperature has dropped outside.  I feel a constant chill and can't seem the shake the cough I've had.  My head feels swollen and my neck is stiff.  Not the most exciting post today, but it is what it is.  The good news is…  it's Friday!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Zhena's Gypsy Tea- Rooibos Chocolate Chai

 Time for a tea update!  I've discovered a new tea that I really like.  It's made by Zhena's Gypsy Tea and is a Rooibos Chocolate Chai.  For those of you that have been following my blog, you know that I am a tea fiend.  I love tea.  I could drink it all day long, except the caffeine tends to keep me awake if I drink it late in the evening.  And I'm just not a fan of herbals.  So I've been keeping an eye out for some time looking for a suitable substitute for evening sipping.  Zhena's Gypsy Tea Rooibos Chocolate Chai seems to be the trick so far!  I'm normally not a chai fan, or straight rooibos.  But somehow this particular blend is tasty as all get out.  Zhena also makes a Rooibos Caramel Chai that tastes similar- a bit more subtle but also very good.  I think they are both seasonal blends, so try them soon if you get a chance.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Frustrated Artist

I'm in a bit of a liminal state right now.  I can feel the stirrings of creativity.  I feel the desire to create, to express myself, but I haven't quite decided in which format.  Writing, drawing, dancing…just plain living?  They all sound appealing in theory.  Yet the collapsing of infinite possibilities into one specific choice seems to simultaneously collapse my desire and drive into nothing as well.  Feeling like a frustrated artist.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Rest and Relaxation

So I've already missed a few days in the 31 Days Challenge, and you know what?  I'm okay with that.  In fact, it felt really good to make the conscious choice to give myself a break, and take some extra pressure off of myself.  I was already feeling run down and overloaded.  I have a history of pushing myself too hard and too long, until I reach a breaking point. 

The whole point of getting back into writing was to stimulate my own energy, my own creativity- not to meet some arbitrary external deadline.  I have enough of those already.  My naturally perfectionistic personality needs a reminder every now and then to lighten up and unclench.  Instead of pushing myself, I spent this weekend sleeping in, drinking tea, catching up on novels and snuggling with my boyfriend.  I am unapologetically pleased with my choices. 

Thursday, October 3, 2013


I'm feeling better today, although there are still a few lingering effects fading out.  What a powerful reminder to grateful to be for good health when it is happening.  To be grateful for everything!  Xoxo world.   :)

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

In Process

I apologize for my late start to the 31 Days.  I had a bad reaction to a new medication yesterday, and I'm still recovering from it.  Lesson learned-  Don't mess with Mother Nature unless absolutely necessary!  Anyway, I'm excited to be participating in the 31 Days Challenge for a second time.  This year my posts may be more rambly, more day to day life, more of what's going on with me personally.  I'm getting back in touch with myself, both as a writer and as a person, and I'm leaving the door wide open to see what comes up.  This year is all about me and my process.