Hello from soggy Vancouver Island, Lovelies!
It may be wet and blustery outside, but it's cozy here at the desk my grandfather built with Amos the cat snuggled beside me.
I came across a quote the other day... "Being happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition." Well, since I wrote my that post a couple of weeks ago about relinquishing some of my ambitions, I've been feeling much happier at home. Maybe all I've been determined to find 'out there' is already here.
So here's what's been going on... I've taken a Twitter break! I unsubscribed from music industry newsletters! I've left Facebook groups! I stopped trying to be a 'content curator' on social media in order to get more likes and followers. All VERY BAD MOVES according to my training.
Instead, I'm actually journalling again. I'm reading books that have nothing to do with marketing. I'm reading blogs by people who write at length about magic in their daily lives. I'm taking photos for my own photo albums. I'm going on bike rides. I'm having people over for dinner instead of just connecting online. We're making music in the living room by candlelight.
And I'm feeling calmer.
And the pain in my body is starting to subside...
And creative ideas are starting to flow once again!
I guess there are just times you have to stick by your inner voice and do the thing, even that thing is the opposite to what you're conditioned to do. I'd love to hear your stories about how you've pulled the plug on something that felt wrong in your life. Did you feel liberated? How has it worked out for you? What's making you happy at home this Autumn?
Sending you much love,