To post or not to post. I had sort of a strange idea this week. It's light and positive and mildly wonky, but that's me. The thing is, I'm not entirely sure it's widely applicable outside my own imagination, so . . . well . . . that's where we're at.
Anyhoo, I started the week thinking about how it's May now and this new year keeps right on marching along and I have completely lost my rhythm. I've been trying to put one foot in front of the other, even though neither one of them (my feet) have the foggiest clue where they're headed and I've been making lots of lists and plans, and searching my soul for all its worth, but I still can't find the beat.
I know I'll sort it out eventually, but until then, I've been telling myself that stuff happens (only I don't use the word stuff) and life's a big freaking mess a lot of the time and get over it already and it will all work out exactly the way it's supposed to. And these things I say to myself, these little notes to self, they're helpful. When it comes right down to it, I think it's really important to remind yourself that you're doing fine, that you're not a failure, that this too shall pass. (This is not to say that I don't have a lot of positive input from outside my own head. Every comment on this blog is a blessing and tremendous source of encouragement and I have an extremely supportive circle of family and friends. But sometimes, I don't know; I need to silence the inner critic, who is quite relentless lately, and hunt down that part of me that believes in herself and force her to speak up.)
So, as a person who thinks in words and loves to see thoughts and ideas written down, I doodled out a few spaces to write out the various and sundry notes to self that become necessary every once in a while. They're love notes really.
Here are a few of mine, right over my computer where I can see them:
I'll write more of them as the mood strikes. Maybe fold up a few and put them in my purse or the back pocket of my jeans to find on laundry day.
Like I said, a little wonky, but nice too.
I made up a pdf, just in case you're in the mood to write a little love note to self . . .
Happy Thursday, friends!