Hello beautiful people!
I know I’ve been gone for a while, but I’m back in the game and ready to rock and roll! I took a couple years off to finish up school and work on myself. Sometimes we just need a moment to step back, strap up the boots, and take our life into a new direction. I was becoming lazy, complacent, and not living my best life. The beginning of every week I would tell myself “this is when your gonna start grinding.” Of course this happened every week for two years straight, I’m sure some of you can relate. It became an overwhelming process! Work, go to school, pay bills, have a social life, maintain a healthy relationship, learn to cook, clean the house, sleep, reduce waste, SAVE THE CHILDREN, FIGHT FOR ENDANGERED SPECIES, HUG THE PLANET, etc! However, taking a nap and saving it as a “tomorrow task” seemed a lot less mentally exhausting. Doing this eventually became just as stressful; nothing was getting done and there were no stepping stones towards any kind of change I would like to see in the world.
This summer marks the beginning of when I became a risk taker and a yes sayer to many opportunities that came my way. This helped me branch out to meet new people, experience things I’m interested in, and develop a sense of self. I have become more sure of myself when making decisions about what I want in life. It’s only been a few weeks but I already feel a difference in my attitude on reality and mental capacities.
I needed a place to begin my personal transformation. So I decided to start with one of those projects we all have started years ago and never finished, for me it was DIY beer can planters! I saved a ton of unique beer cans, so I might as well get it going. Once I begun I felt like I was taking a dive back in to my childhood; crafting and creating things with my hand felt so humbling. Not to mention I was reusing the cans… less waste…save the planet… yay! It’s been a week so far and I must say its nice to have a hobby to work on every time I need to refocus and settle all the thoughts and commotion in my mind that can become a bit excessive.
I finally broke out of the laziness spell and am living life that will fulfill my human essence. It’s only the beginning and I know I will have my weak moments and be tempted to lay in bed all day. I will not be weak willed! Haha! (Hopefully) I’m excited to see what you all did to break the gloomy spell of a an empty reality.
It’s motivation Monday!! I will be posting a blog on my planters very soon! Comment your favorite hobbies down below and don’t forget to stay irie, one love (: