Opening Myself Up To More

Honestly, I’ve been thinking about starting a blog for a long time now. Writing has been the undercurrent in my life, carrying me through the highest and lowest of tides. I’ve written professionally for newspapers and press releases, I’ve written fun short stories that will never see the light of day, and I’ve written in personal journals to clear my mind of anxiety (also will never see the light of day). It was always a good outlet for me, but recently as I’ve been immersed in adulthood and working full-time, I’ve felt like any creative outlet I used to indulge in had just…ceased to exist. My life has become so monotonous…waking up to go to work to come home to sleep, rinse and repeat. Cue the existential crisis!

Well recently, I was doing some good old Oprah soul-searching and I felt called to come back to writing. To share more. I try new things all the time, I’m that person who reads all the articles and wants to try all the things and learn what works and what doesn’t. From ACV shots in the morning to soundbaths at night, collagen peptides and bone broth, I’m itching to share my trials and errors with more than just a handful of friends. I’m at that point in my life where I’ve thrown away the facade of knowing What To Do and When To Do It and instead found the fun in figuring out how to do life.

So I lit a candle. Well, not just any candle. I went to my fav little shop House of Intuition in Long Beach with my sister after rambling on about what I wanted to do but not knowing how to start. They sell these intention candles that my sister, of all people, recommended we get. I grabbed the Creativity candle with strict instructions to meditate on it with my goals in mind, then to light it at the same time every night, never blowing it out, until it reached the bottom. After three weeks it burned through to the end, and at the bottom I found three crystals infused with my intentions.

The crystals that came from my Creativity candle were amethyst, rose quartz, and citrine.

This little ritual left me feeling incredibly inspired. I had meditated on this, manifested for this, and was ready to put in the work. I want to take this seriously, I don’t want it to be something I just come to when I’m bored. I want this space to be an outlet for me to not only satisfy my writing craving but to figure out life with you. All two of you. If you’re interested.

As with everything else in life, I’ll be learning how to do this as I go. There’s no set schedule, no exciting release dates planned or sponsored content in mind. I have so many ideas, posts I’ve been drafting in my head for a long time. I’m hoping to make this a place where you’ll join me in figuring out how to do life and, while you’re here, share a mindful moment or two.

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