First up, I just wanted to thank-you for being so gracious in my last post, The Next Chapter.
I think as bloggers (and honestly, anyone in general), we totally guilt ourselves for time off, and pressure ourselves to produce new content 24/7.
However humanity is only human and we all need a little downtime no matter what we do. I had some baggage to contend with on top of normal vacay time but am starting to feel more human again.
Getting use to a new normal is not for the faint of heart. Just when you think you know what you’re doing, you are in the middle of relearning everything you know. It can be downright paralyzing. However I’ve just given myself advice according to the advice I’ve been given…
Acknowledge how you feel, and make it ok… Oh, look at that, I feel so confused. It’s ok to be confused. So I’ll just go about my day feeling confused because it’s normal and ok to feel confused right now.
One foot in front of the other…
So… a few misc updates and ramblings… imagine what my head is going through with all this goin’ on…
I hired my pruner to top up my front yard flowerbeds with new soil. They are looking so nice and lush right now with all the new spring growth! So for those feeling deflated when I removed all those backyard flowerbeds, you are welcome to enjoy my very full front yard anytime you wish!
I admit, the backyard isn’t nearly as much fun as the front, so I am dreaming up what to add here and there. I’m thinking ‘natural forest’ myself.
I have also been enjoying bike rides. At the moment, there’s this white stuff falling from the forest trees that resembles the trails covered in snow! I captured it on film so I can share it with you soon! The picture in today’s post is part of that photo shoot.
My little cottage stay kinda did a big number on me. As soon as I got home, all I wanted to do was board up all my walls (and yukky popcorn ceilings) and paint everything in sight (including floors!) white! I did paint a stairway wall that has made a tremendous difference already. Time will tell how to proceed. My permanent decor has been a little too dark for my liking for some time now so I may change out some things…
To sell or not to sell?
Will this ever go away?! Probably after I sell.
I need to trust my gut and just roll with it. But I’m digging in my heels deep. So I’m going to keep moving forward with cleaning up and finishing the house. With eyes wide open. I’ve finished painting a bathroom closet and now onto something for shelving… thinking something reclaimed (so it’s free AND cool!)
Yeah. I cracked open the condos and the flights once again and have been mulling a trip over. Not sure why I am stalling. Oh yes I do know why. I was ready to book when our weather was bad, and now that it’s hot and sunny, I am stalling. How’s that for reasoning?
I’ve always loved Hawaii in summer the best though. It’s nice to come home to warm weather again, so… I don’t know yet. I thought of going elsewhere but right now I am not in a good big-decision-and-planning place. I just need some solitude and rest and that familiar place certainly does it best. I may have just talked myself into it yet…
GDPR and privacy rules and… what is this stuff anyway?
Have you heard the latest? What this mumbo jumbo is about is international data online protection laws (not applicable to Canada or USA) that want us to use plain english to clarify how your online info is used on our sites.
What I found humorous is their own website was very hard to understand. 🙂
I have also updated my subscribe area that offers more clarity as to what you are signing up for.
Really, nothing much has changed other than offer more clarity on how your info is used to perform the online tasks you are choosing to use. They just don’t want me tricking you into subscribing to blog post updates then surprising you with condo sales and world wide trip offerings every 5 minutes if you purchase by Christmas all for the low price of $19,999 a month forevermore.
But if I find a great world wide trip and condo deal, you know I’m buying it and I will share it with you on a blog post or 80 for free!
So anyway, as you can see, I haven’t been completely frozen in time. I am jabbing at things, have scrolled online to see if Maui is in my future again (still debating on that) but since decisions feel like work, it’s easier to float from look for cute condos, staring into space, painting a wall, then wondering if I should go on a trail ride first then make dinner or visa versa.
The only thing missing is a lake out back. And being inside a quaint cute cottage full time… goodness, I have an amazing blog post to share with you soon! Actually, many.
So stay tuned! Lots of content to come. It’s just that this downtime is rather freeing and a little hard to let go of… and those darned flights are pulling me in…
Are you taking some time off? Can you vacation at home or feel like you need off your property in order to get the rest you need?