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September Has Arrived

September has arrived. The crickets forewarned me. The temperature dropped a delightful 15 degrees Fahrenheit although the humidity has kept its nasty reign on out region. I look forward to these things.

To the schedule, rhythm, and routine of the school work week so I may advance with my own progress.

To the planning, implementing, and shutting down of the garden workload.

To bringing down the fuzzy rug and turning on the fireplace because it’s cold outside.

To wearing clothing that covers the back of my thighs.September Has Arrived on Shalavee.com

To firepits in the backyard and saying adios to mosquitoes.

To the expansive feeling of Autumn’s cooler weather in my mind and my body.

To finding legitimate footing in my life’s work and moving onward.

My hope for you all is the very same freedoms if you so desire them. Or that you write out what yours are for the coming months. Let’s hope that despite all of this, 2021 blooms with new growth like we never expected.

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The Rise and Fall of Self-Doubt

What a struggle it is not to succumb to one’s self doubts.

I lose my way in that forest of can’ts and shoulds and wander aimlessly about hoping for a little light to peek through the canopy and show me the way.

Sometimes it’s just a matter of waiting.

I wait for my mood and my hormones to shift.

I connect with my people online.

I follow my curiosity and read something, anything.

I name what I’m grateful for.

The Rise and Fall of Self-Doubt on shalavee.com

And eventually, I find a hole. A beam of light breaks through and I climb that light to the top of the canopy. For however long, I view the landscape, the future, my blessings, myself.

If this cycle of rising and falling is all I can hope for, shouldn’t this be enough?

I am human after all.

And If you enjoyed what you read, subscribe, via the subscription box in the sidebar, to my thrice weekly posts via your emailbox. And visit me on Instagram to see my daily pictures, friend me or like my page on Facebook. Or come find me on Twitter or Pinterest too. I am always practicing Intentional Intouchness so chat at me please. I live for conversations.

And, as always, Thanks to you for your visit.

What Would Make My Life a “Success”

What do you do? The answer to this question implies your worth and productivity to the world. This question is why you stopped going to events where there might be strangers. Because you aren’t certain that there’s an answer you can provide that will bring satisfaction to you and them.

But what if we stopped valuing and judging ourselves on what we do? Gasp. What if we valued ourselves and our presence in this world and instead focused on what a successful life looked like to us not others? What would that look like?What Would Make My Life a “Success”  on Shalavee.com

To spend enough quality time with my kids and eat dinner with them most nights.

To have the time and energy to live a creative life outside of all my musts of parenting and household upkeep.

To be the kind of friend and parent that I want to have.

To honor my skills as a writer and respect my need to pursue that by scheduling regular writing time.What Would Make My Life a “Success”  on Shalavee.com

Three out of four I’m actually doing pretty well at. So I’d say my life is mostly already successful. The trick is to not aim so far ahead of your true life that you miss enjoying living it.

And If you enjoyed what you read, subscribe, via the subscription box in the sidebar, to my thrice weekly posts via your emailbox. And visit me on Instagram to see my daily pictures, friend me or like my page on Facebook. Or come find me on Twitter or Pinterest too. I am always practicing Intentional Intouchness so chat at me please. I live for conversations.

And, as always, Thanks to you for your visit.

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