I’m not starting my semester like most of my friends are right now. In 23 days, I’ll be on a plane to New Zealand. I just quit a job I had for almost two years last week. The only work I’m doing right now is watching my 97 year old nana a few days a week and taking care of her. I’m trying to marinate in this season of my life where I am not super busy. I am trying to enjoy the more fast-paced times and breathe in the slower, restful moments.
In the past, this time would have driven my fragile mind crazy. I have only been able to truly enjoy the slower moments within the past few years, and for that, I am grateful. I do not feel the need to constantly be running around and creating a hectic schedule for myself. My mind is (for the most part) able to be at peace.
My life right now is everything that it’s supposed to be. Some work here in there, writing for this blog, working on a few of my own projects, doing yoga, spending time with loved ones, taking myself on solo dates, moving my body, reading, preparing for my trip, and expanding my knowledge on topics that hold an important place in my heart. All that I need is within me, all that the universe wants me to have and be doing is at my fingertips.
I’m choosing to find value in the little things…
*The peace I feel after doing my own yoga practice. Meditating to the smell of burning candles and quiet music playing in the background
*Solo dates to Starbucks or coffee shops. The warmth of a hot vanilla latte. The first sip of a chai tea latte. The rush of coldness in my veins after a cold brew coffee.
*Reading a book and soaking up every single word. The feeling of finishing a book. Going to Barnes and Noble and looking at all the amazing reads on the shelves.
*Spending time with my nana who may not mentally be completely with it, but has the biggest, purest heart.
*Working (and trying to improve) my drawing, but also just having fun with it.
*Baking and trying new recipes. I made chocolate oat muffins and they turned out delicious!
*Spending time with loved ones. Having heartfelt conversations, laughing, and doing things that make our souls feel good.
* Listening to podcasts.
*Moving my body in a way that feels good. Feeling thankful for being able to move this body and have the ability to do certain exercises.
*Creating new playlists. Finding music that makes me smile and feel at ease.
*Writing new content for this blog.
*Making YouTube videos.
*Writing new poems and editing old ones.
*Planning things for the future. Like internships I may want to do senior year. Volunteer opportunities I want to do post graduation. Writing down my career dreams and where I see myself heading.
I am finding so much value and happiness in every single one of these things. They are making my soul feel so lovely. I am reminded during my anxious, messy moments of all these things I have that add such value and happiness to my life.
What are you finding value in lately?
Have a blessed day.
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