Hi! I’m so glad to report that I’m feeling more consistently better, motivated, creative, relaxed, and okay. After many weeks of so many two day stints where I couldn’t get out of bed, being depressed, making myself sick, neglecting my self-care, and feeling bogged down by the pandemic on top of my own personal stuff, I made an effort to start by cleaning up the clutter that was really bothering me. I can’t tell you how big of a difference it made in my mindset! Not seeing piles in my office and in my bedroom has really helped me. I definitely agree that a cluttered physical space represents a cluttered mindset. There’s still work to do, but focusing on my home environment has made a big improvement.
My financial issues are finally shaking loose. I’m making major breakthroughs and realizations in therapy that are helping to recognize patterns that have started in childhood and continued into as far as present day. I’m getting back into my Magical Daily Ritual, if it’s only tapping/EFT. I’m catching up on content. I even went out to grocery shop and did it in record time without having a panic attack! As a result of this, my relationship is less stressed and feeling lighter and happier than it has in a long time, and I feel very grateful for my life right now.
I still get very upset at the news, feel anxiety about people’s behaviors that I can’t control, and feel fear about what could possibly happen to the world, my loved ones, myself. All of it. I would love for this good feeling to stay, and I’m going to do everything I can for it to stay as consistent as possible, but I also know that my own mental health and the state of the world is making it difficult for all of us to do all the things, including feel okay consistently. I’m not manifesting feeling badly, but I’m okay with not feeling okay. I’m also okay with feeling okay and sharing when I feel good with you. I hope being transparent about my ups and downs is helpful for you.
Today is the last day of the month, so in addition to the weekly Gratitude Train in the Uncustomary Babes Group (which is still 50% off!), I posted the Top Ten Things About April worksheet. Here is what I wrote to them:
I know it can be difficult to think about “highlights” during a pandemic, but the reason you’re here is because you’re ABLE to find perspective, practice gratitude, and look for love in life even (especially) when it’s difficult!
It’s okay if your Top Ten Things list for April looks different than February or your list from 6 months ago. It’s okay if they don’t involve interactions with other people. It’s okay if there aren’t events on the list. It’s okay if it’s “I felt good for three days in a row!”
What made you feel good this month? Everything is relative! What made you feel good this month will be different than last month and next month. Every day is a unique experience and we get to create it.
If you notice a feeling of imbalance (check out the Tarot Reading on the Temperance card/Taurus Season), there doesn’t need to be judgment. This is just a call to action for you. What do you want to do a little differently next month? How can you spend five minutes every day making your life feel good?
Also, if you have an Uncustomary Planner, NOW is the time to update it! It’s okay if you missed pages. And you can still get your copy. This is actually an amazing time for my planner, because it’s not about planning your day, it’s about celebrating your life, the world, practicing self-care, and personal development! I will be sending out a May Bucket List alternative tonight or tomorrow at the latest to people who have the planner. If you need one let me know 🙂
PS – Pencil me in for 2 PM EDT on Saturday May 2nd for an Instagram Live with Aurora Lady on Getting Out Of Your Own Way During A Pandemic!
Some posts you might have missed:
- Uncustomary Love Podcast Ep. 2 with Sarah Steckler
- 10 Ways To Celebrate Beltane
- Draw A Bird Day 2020
- The Inspiration Hotline Is Updated!
- 25 Ways To Celebrate Taurus Season
- Being Full Of Fear And Faith Simultaneously
- Sharing Some Successes
- What Does Success Look Like For You?
Here’s what I’ve been into lately…
Cute displays of plants
The smell of the H&S Bakery
Writing birthday cards to people I can’t be with
Amazing duck art from Tranifer
This section of homes in Fells Point
Extremely pink window displays
These white flowers that have been popping up everywhere that I’ve never seen before, and believe them to be Pandemic Faeries (anyone know what they’re called?)
Inspirational handwritten messages in windows
Intense gnome faeries gardens
My favorite CBD lip balm company (who also knows ducks are so hot) sending me a rainbow unicorn duck gift (check them out!)
Phones in unusual places – speaking of, have you called the Inspirational Hotline lately?
One of the most beautiful doors I’ve ever seen
Hanging out on a bench in the sunshine with Joe while he recreates a Trigger Happy TV sketch (Grey Squirrel) and pretends to be a spy who just looks at dogs and rates them all over 10/10 and ends every rating with “very good boy”
Extra Sparkle: * Delivery services, including prescription if I ever need it * So many good stand up specials on Netflix and Amazon Prime * How well the New Moon Workshop went (you can still get the Google Drive full of resources and the replay for $5!) * Getting so many Etsy orders I’m selling out of things! * How well the Creative Dreams Support Group is going, I decided to share some of the resources in the Uncustomary Babes Group * Walking into my bedroom when it smells really good * Playing with LED/flood lights and lingerie * Decorating the porch swing with fake flowers and butterflies * Having my feet rubbed with lotion * The neighborhood ducks being back!! * Being asked to be a part of a Baltimore Bloggers group and finding so many amazing people I didn’t know about * Helping people write scripts to have difficult conversations * Joe’s stimulus check coming in * Doing an Instagram Live with Yzabelle * Seeing nature take over * Looking through old happy journals
29 – Dance Day
29 – Denim Day
29 – Wish Day
29 – Guide Dogs Day
30 – Poem In Your Pocket Day
30 – Beltane
30 – Honesty Day
1 – Dandelion Day
1 – Batman Day
1 – May Day
1 – Mother Goose Day
2 – Naked Gardening Day
2 – Learn To Ride A Bike Day
2 – Scrapbooking Day
3 – Lemonade Day
3 – Laughter Day
3 – Paranormal Day
4 – Bird Day
5 – Astronaut Day
Sharing the video everyone keeps sending me thinking it was me! April says she’ll make me a balloon rainbow costume. Now I just need a bunch of dogs willing to wear rainbow costumes to recreate it. 🙂