A term Kaylee just recently introduced me to. I think maybe that’s a bit of where I am right now?
If you saw this post, you know that I’m in a bit of a different energy space. I so badly want to see my dreams and goals achieved and work hard to make them happen, but my soul also feels kind of tired. Its been working really hard, and I think now it’s just yearning for some stillness. Although it is hard for me to accept the notion of sinking into a place of everyday “mundane” routine, I also don’t want to fight it. I don’t want to run around in anxiety and force things, especially since I had a solid couple months of this not too long ago.
I think the idea of liminal space is something we come back to throughout our lives. We all have phases of stimulation, but then they end, and we are left back at the in-between place where life is a bit more like trodding along one foot infront of the other. It can feel a bit “blazah” if we are used to high intensity – or maybe, as I’m trying, we can accept it.
Anyway. To break through those potential blazahs and help me see my accomplishments from the last week, I’m linking up with Meg. Accomplishments can be unglamorous and small. But they are still accomplishments.
Last week I…
Learned what streetcar NOT to take. Who knew “short turn” meant going back where you came from…
Had two outdoor picnics. It wasn’t even that warm out, but by dammit I will get in any grass I can.
I let my pencil crayons give me a lot of peace on many occasions
I played around with my planner – a lot – and discovered that exploding color all over it gives me a lot of happy feels
I found a new coffee shop and will now be a regular. Amazing coffee, and right beside the park by my work for all my before-shift-sun-therapy.
Speaking of coffeeshops. I started a new instagram account a couple weeks ago as a bit of an experiment. I always want to post pictures of my Toronto coffee shop (and food) finds to share with local Torontonians, but I wasn’t wanting to mesh this with my blog. Since my blog isn’t primarily Canadian readers, it doesn’t make sense for me to advertise Toronto locations. I also don’t really connect my blog/instagram with my personal life and don’t want it to be connected to my professional career. So, I started this new account for the sole purpose of focusing on my love of finding new coffeeshops and scouting out the best good quality coffee in Toronto. And I guess connect myself more personally with the city and friends. If you are a local or are just interested in the Toronto coffeeshop/food scene, give me a follow! So for my accomplishment…. I played around more with this.
Spent time with some writing prompts when I was feeling uncertain about what I wanted to do or how I was even feeling.
Basically I did a lot of sitting in stillness. A lot of kind of not doing much of anything, other than just letting the moments go by and seeing where the time takes me.
In other accomplishments:
Screen life vs real life? Weird.
And now…. I will just keep on keeping on. And acknowledging my little accomplishments as I go. That’s all I really can do.
What little thing did you accomplish last week? I hope it feels like a load off your shoulders, no matter what it is.
Not a hugely exciting week. But I did get a few nice things…