I told myself I wanted to wake early this morning. I wasn’t sure what I’d do – knit or pack or email. I just knew I’d want some quiet time before the rush that is leaving. I spent the time online, gloriously alone in a still house but finding treasures and kindred spirits.
Sharing: : to partake of, use, experience, occupy, or enjoy with others
Taking Time for You – A little brainstorming to remind you that being good to yourself comes in all sorts of durations, even the 30 second kind.
Joy Rebellion – Great title. Because joy is a primal state, beyond reason and all the rules that say, “No.”
Mission Monday: Doing it Imperfectly Fabulous thought. Marvelous thought. Reveling in imperfection.
When I was pregnant with my first child, I put myself in counseling to deal with my perfectionism on the theory that a perfectionist mother is not a healthy mother. It was an eye-opening process. I’m not more in control when things are perfect, I’m not more lovable when things are just so, I’m not safe when things are perfect. Life is messy and so am I. And out of that comes creativity, happiness, personality…
Excerpt that seems so appropriate as I head out to camp: “Glorious Imperfection means that doing it badly is better than not doing it at all….We live in one of those outdoors-y, rafting, climbing, “my extreme outdoor sport beat up your extreme outdoor sport” regions. We were intimidated!” (I totally get that intimidation with outdoor people. What’s up with that? Why can’t we all just be happy that everyone is outside and being happy in their own way?) But the article is so much more than just camping. It’s about giving ourselves permission to be imperfect in all aspects of our lives.
And speaking of joy: “A joyful life is an individual creation that cannot be copied from a recipe.”
The journal page that accompanies this quote is a just-so mix of calmness and exhuberance. Inspiring me to wish I had more time to play with scissors and glue this morning. Art Journal Collection v1.2 at Daisy Yellow.
It has been joy to share with you this morning.