Doesn’t it feel like time is flying to you? Or am I the only one?
I suppose that part of it is the whirlwind move that my love and I have made to our own apartment. So, there’s that – and all of the busy-ness of turning this amazing blank canvas of a place into our own funky, minimalist home. This is the fun stuff! But, good grief, how the days are just clicking by. And between unpacking and organizing and cleaning and rearranging (most of all what my love has been doing) and working every day, we’ve stayed busy… and tired. But, that good kind of tired, when you lay down at night, stretch out, pull the covers up tight, and feel satisfaction and peace.
That’s how I’ve been feeling. Exhausted. But, satisfied + at peace. And so very grateful.
I haven’t had much contact with my blog not just because of the busy-ness, but also because we don’t freaking have Internet or tv yet. Oh, we had it all lined up, but nothing has worked yet. And we’ve contacted the company, I don’t know, maybe 10 times. They are working on it, but it’s uncertain how long we have to wait.
So, no internet means no blog posts. No tv. No Netflix. However, we have definitely created lots of quality time together – and that’s totally good. Talk about slow, intentional, mindful, simple living.
I’ve actually reflected on it a bit, and with the new moon that we had this week, I’ve reconnected with some of the things that are important to me, that help me focus on who I want to be as a person. How I want to live.
If you follow me on Instagram, then you’ve seen a few night sky photos from me this week. There are tons more on my camera roll. There is so much sky to see from my living room and bedroom windows. It just takes my breath away. As I’ve stood there this week, late at night, snapping photos + reflecting on the new moon + the new beginnings growing from this change in my life, I’ve recommitted myself to truly trying to live more mindfully + slowly. To let that slow, simple way of being ooze out into my daily life, into everything I do and every part of who I am. To allow my life to become more active, and yet more slow at the same time. That is the balance, the next level of spiritual growth, that is being laid out in front of me.
Even while I’ve been busy and exhausted this week, I have had time. Time without distractions. I haven’t sat around and written, pondered, or aimlessly done nothing. I’ve stayed on the go. And, yet, I’ve remained grounded.
Do you get what I’m talking about? That, somehow, this transition has introduced to me the act of living slowly, of finding and keeping peace in the midst of chaos. It’s not just that I am thinking about it, writing about it, and setting intentions about it. This is the beginning of living it.
So, now that I’ve typed all of this in my phone and I’m not sure if it makes any sense (for some reason it’s hard to concentrate and pull my thoughts together on my phone screen), I think it’s time to share with you some photos from the week. Hope you enjoy them!