Be a Seeker of Everyday Magic 

November 3, 2017 in About Me / College

One week since I’ve blogged, and I apologize for that! This week was very busy and had some ups and downs. Being sick and a lot of stress were some of those downs, but I’ve grown accustomed to the business of college and the stress from assignments. And it’s Friday! 

Lately I’ve been feeling a bit stagnant. I feel like I’m at a stand-still. For the passionate, firey part of my soul; that is a tough feeling to deal with. I love creating content for this blog and Instagram, but I’ve honestly felt disconnected from it and a bit uninspired. I question if I’m still making an impact on others lives. I question if the content I am putting out is things that people enjoy reading or seeing. 

I’m the type of person that likes to work towards things. I like having something that I look forward to. I’ve been that way since a young age. But I’ve seen how that mindset has led me to dissatisfaction with myself too- I’ve seen how that mindset led me to the “you aren’t doing enough” thoughts or created the idea that the only way I can find happiness is through achieving my goals. 

It would be a shame to miss out on the beauty of now just because I’m working to create goals and plans for the future to give me something to work towards. Yes, I want to sit down soon and get all these thoughts in line so I’m feeling a bit more in tune with myself, but regardless of that- I need to continue finding peace in the present. 

I don’t talk about it a lot, and it’s something I do intent to talk about more, but the college scene is just not my favorite. I get frustrated being here and lately I’ve been upset with the actions of the world and others around me. I’m not like a lot of people at this college, and that’s okay! But instead of letting the desire to run away to the mountains and connect with likeminded souls consume me, I’m trying to really work on finding peace in the environment I’m in. This has been a goal of mine the past few weeks or so, and it’s something I struggle with- but one thing I’m consciously trying to improve.

Where do I go from here? First, beat this cold and catch up on some relaxation. I want to journal a bit more on this topic and also cultivate some ideas to add some spice into my life with the intention that adding these things won’t make me happy- nor will any adventure or crystal or essential oil… only I’m the one that can find happiness and inner peace in the moment. I want to better appreciate the everyday magic right before my eyes and find more gratitude for where I’m at now in my journey. 

Have you ever felt this way? 

Tips for when you feel at a stand-still? 

How do you life mindfully? 

Any tips to keep yourself grounded? 

Have a lovely weekend friends!! Sending you all love and light. 


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  • Reply steffie November 3, 2017 at 11:23 am

    Bravo my dear! To be happy even in a place we don’t really like, is a challenge! That itself is a destination!!!! Love you!!!!! I love tg
    his blog!!!!!!!

  • Reply steffie November 3, 2017 at 11:24 am

    I love this blog!!!!!!!!!

    • Reply Alyssa November 13, 2017 at 4:02 am

      i love you!! thank you <3

  • Reply Emily November 3, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    I have totally felt this way, and learning to be content where God has me, learning that God will work it out for the good of those that love Him and are called according to His purpose is so comforting, even when there are so many things that I can’t fix. I am learning to find everyday magic in fluffy huskies, yummy pumpkin goodies, the GORGEOUS full moon last night, and so many other things! <3 you Lyss! Hugs.
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    • Reply Alyssa November 13, 2017 at 4:02 am

      aw I love that you saw that moon too!! it was so so beautiful <3 xoxo
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  • Reply Joyce @ The Hungry Caterpillar November 4, 2017 at 1:15 am

    The stagnant feeling. I think that’s a really good way to describe it. And I’m sorry you’re feeling that way–that’s hard. I assure you that, although I’ve been super-busy and haven’t had much time to spend on blogging and social media, I love seeing new posts from you. I can only speak for myself, but it’s hard for me to believe that you’re not a huge help to many people struggling to love themselves the way you’ve learned to do.
    How far are you through college? Junior? Senior? I so hope your next steps can help you feel a bit more meaningful–I’ve totally been there.
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    • Reply Alyssa November 13, 2017 at 4:03 am

      aw Joyce- that means a whole lot to me… thank you so very much. you are a sweet soul. I am a junior in college 🙂 hope you are doing well!

  • Reply Maddy November 4, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    Ahhh yes yes i understand that feeling so well-i’ve been feeling the same lately and its no fun, unfortunately. BUTTTT i can tell you that you have most certainly been making a positive impact on at least me personally with each post, every positive quote, every little thing that you do. Never forget the little things that all add up to making a big impact on someone’s life. And i’m sure i’m not the only one you are effecting <3

    • Reply Alyssa November 13, 2017 at 4:04 am

      i just love you so much <3 thanks maddy. missing you cutie i hope to see you over one of these breaks. thank you for these kind and uplifting words <3

  • Reply Bella November 4, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    Everyone wants a magical solution to their problem, and everyone refuses to believe in magic.
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    • Reply Alyssa November 13, 2017 at 4:03 am

      very true!!

  • Reply Ellie November 5, 2017 at 11:57 pm

    Being stagnant is really uncomfortable. I prefer to call it being content. It puts a positive spin on the feeling and has helped me get out of my head. I do feel like I am not doing enough or not trying hard enough to work up the job ladder etc. God has put on my heart to just enjoy the life He has given me. Relax and be happy with what I have now. Be grateful for all you’ve done, happy with where you are and slow down. He will provide <3
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    • Reply Alyssa November 13, 2017 at 4:03 am

      i like that.. calling it content. that does put a better spin on it. i definitely need to just be okay with where i am and slowing down. this is a beautiful reminder for me <3

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