Case of the Sleepies

We count it as a certainty that everyone naps in paradise. 

https://www.shuteye.ai/sleep-well-quotes/

I appreciate a good nap, especially so today. Feeling a strong case of the sleepies. Today it was ok though. Got things done. And more.

It always amazes me how on sleepy days, I get as much or more work done. It’s like having exuberant energy just makes us feel better but it doesn’t always help us preform better. Then again some days it feels like things are much clearer when I have a cup of coffee. Feeling accomplished vs Seeing the Results hmm I’m gunna think about that.

Chicken Soup

A first-rate soup is more creative than a second-rate painting.  

Abraham Maslow

Chicken soup from my partner means the world to me. I’m not sure when it started but every time he makes it, it lights up my life. Today we celebrated our wedding anniversary and I found the night very peaceful and comforting. Our time together felt like chicken soup for our souls. I’d definitely call our date first rate soup date.

What’s it Mean Today?

We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light.

Mary Dunbar

It is, isn’t it. I love this adventure of discovering myself. This quote means more to me today than it would have 10 years ago. Makes me wonder what it will mean to me ten years from today?

Hot Baths

I am sure there are things that can’t be cured by a good bath but I can’t think of one.

Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

Oh how I loves baths. I like to put on relaxing vibes, exfoliate my face, and wash my hair first then I sink into a hot bath with not a. worry in the world Well, sometimes. If it’s rough week, I put them hold during my bath if tried my best to release them and can’t quite shift. Either way, the bath is one of my favorite ways to disconnect.

Vulnerability

In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.

Phil Collins

I like that we’re made this way as human beans. I always learn when I teach (which isn’t very often). It can be a vulnerable thing, teaching. Especially when you’re new but what’s great is that it goes both ways. It can also be a vulnerable thing learning something new. What makes for the greatest connection is when both parties are vulnerable with healthy boundaries. Here’s a quote about vulnerability to close.

People who wade into discomfort and vulnerability and tell the truth about their stories are the real badasses.

Brene Brown

Climbing Mountains

“You never know what’s around the corner. It could be everything. Or it could be nothing. You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you’ve climbed a mountain.” 

Tom Hiddleston

I love how Tom’s quote (above) says one foot in front of the other. I like how it’s simple. Just one foot in front of the other. I think that sometimes we can complicate things with how many ways things get done but like this quote says, all you have to do is put one foot in front of the other. Some days just moving forward one step can be our best effort.

Where I tend to shift away from this quote is where I feel it’s less of a mountain, and more like we’re in a river. Because on a mountain if you don’t take a step you’re not going anywhere but life isn’t like that. Life continues on whether you’re making an effort or not. Then one day you look back and realize how much has gone by. Either you were present and you’re already away of how much has passed or you weren’t present and you have no idea what you missed unless someone tells you. From another perspective, you’re not going to be able to capture everything. The great thing about life is that we get new days and new beginnings to shift our focus toward the things we do desire to see along our journey.

I’m no sage but there was a point in my life where getting out of bed felt near impossible for me. The only reason I’d get out of bed was for my kid. I missed out on important things. I dreamed of being where I am now. Now that I’m here, all I can think is how happy I am that I allowed myself to REST!! I was so ashamed and sad that I was resting but this current Saschia could not be more proud of the woman I was and all that I went through during those times.

So it’s less about taking one step at a time, and more important to learn to appreciate the things passing by.

Possibility

I dwell in possibility.

Emily Dickinson

There’s so many possibilities right now. When I first started this post, I was going to say, “there’s so many possibilities tomorrow!” but after I saw it in writing, I was reminded about how many possibilities I have in front of me right now. I used to put a lot of stake in tomorrow and never really took the time to appreciate the now. I love when writing helps me change my perspective for the better. Yay

Let It Drip

Step into a scene and let it drip from your fingertips.

MJ Bush

If there was a way to describe one of the most amazing feelings of the writers life, this would be it, (for me). I wrote a blog post titled “‘Come Upon’ the Right Word” that spoke on divine inspiration. This quote reminds me of a different experience from divine inspiration. It reminds me of when I just write off the cuff, like a stream of consciousness. Those times when I let all the rules fall away and let myself play and imagine and have so much fun with the experience. What’s wild is during those streams of consciousness, there’s been so many times when things that come up that I didn’t even realize I had in my brain. It’s like all the walls come down and I just release all my pent up creativity. Makes me happy just to write about it. Wow.

So to close, I must share a quote that came to mind from all the feelings I felt while writing this blog post.

You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.

RAY BRADBURY

I think these two quotes compliment each other.

Keep writing Keep dreaming and most of all keep learning about yourself.