Hi, blogfriends! I haven’t posted anything new in a while because a) I’m a perfectionist, b) I’m a procrastinator [in large part due to reason a], and c) it’s all just been a very interesting thought process as far as answering some Important Questions:
How do I want my blog to feel? What purpose do I want it to fulfill? Why is the sky blue? What is the meaning of life?
You know, Important Questions.
One of the big things on my mind has been my “voice”. I think because of reason a stated above (an ungodly amount of things in my life come down to that reason, as you might come to learn), I’ve been really stressing over publishing quality content that’s valuable yet authentic. Then I remember why I started this blog: Because I already have a voice and I wanted to start using it in the best way I know how – through writing. And not only that, but I wanted to build a loving, curious community around the things I choose to explore with my voice.
So with that being said, I resolve here and now (with you as witness!) to release perfectionism and embrace the chaos. Because as Miles Davis said, “do not fear mistakes. There are none.”
— The first song on my Discover Weekly playlist on Spotify this week brought me to tears it was so good. [Recommended listening: watercolors – machineheart.] I was literally crying as I walked home from dropping my daughter off at school. The opening guitar strumming was perfect with the 8 AM sunshine illuminating rooftops and the May breeze with its slight, refreshing chill. I live for those first moments of musical discovery, man – when everything just aligns and you can’t help but breathe a little deeper.
conversation op: Do any of you keep up with your Discover Weekly playlists? Send me your favorites!
— I passed a bee struggling to move on the sidewalk and pouted a little. I read somewhere about how super important bees are to our ENTIRE WORLD and that you can revive them by feeding them a bit of sugar water. On the less-cool end of the spectrum, I also read that honey is basically regurgitated nectar that is passed from one bee’s mouth to another. I’d be lying if my initial reaction wasn’t “ew”. So. There’s that. But for real though, let’s remember to save the bees!
— A poem I wrote at the bus stop yesterday:
how to be the love you are searching for
there is no need to look
for something that can be found
in all things:
in the air,
in the clouds,
in the traffic;
in the slowness,
in the rush;
in the music that you hear.
next, listen closely
and the notes will sing your praises
as the wind rustles your hair.
look curiously up
at the everyday magic:
the leaves on the trees,
the words on the signs.
there is all of this
out beyond your mind
and it looks and feels
as love is.
all the lifetimes
of all the seeking
will bring you back
over and over
to this place.
Well, that was fun. A little messy, a little experimental. Until next time. ❤