August 24th, 2019
As I sit here next to my window and sitting at this little desk/office/ spiritual place my wife and I created last weekend. It was one of those moments where she offered, “Hey do you want to move the living room around?” We have talked about it before but you know, you have to be in a good mood and feeling good to do practice Feng Shui. Is that what you say? I remember my choir director changed his office around and said he chose the colors intentionally to bring positive energy into the room. Or something like that. And to change and move things around is figuratively empowering and rejuvenating. By letting go of some things or if you don’t throw things away, you can give them away or put them in a closet (if you have space and no time). But, besides the point, I have been wanting to sit near the window and because I read writers views on how your physical space can positively affect your writing and affect the way you feel, which then has the domino effect of helping you become more productive. If your area feels yummy then you will want to spend time there. Thats what this little corner is for me. It’s by the window, still connected and close to where my wife will be sitting and still part of the living room, compared to where my current desk/our dining table is-which is close to the wall near the kitchen. Ya know, a dining room. We had it like a ding room table before but then moved it to where it is now and it also feels very good to have a space for my office and to help us stay organized with important documents and materials like the colorful sharpies and kitty cat stamps and the pink stapler, (There is a stapler story but that’s for later…) I am grateful for all of the writers who have been inspiring to me who write about the writing process such as Anne Lamott and Dani Shapiro. They write the way that I do and even more free and clear. I am a writer and want to continue to write everyday and publish and share it. Either now or for my book. Also, I love that our diffuser is here with our essential oils nearby in a small cup. The cup actually used to be a jar for delicious gelato ice cream and I saved them when I was a preschool teacher and have ever since..even though my wife said it’s trash.recyclables can become treasure!) See the picture below! For me, I need to engage my senses in order to be calm, regulated, and focused.
The senses always come back to everything I do and everything that I am! We also have music on, the natural light coming through the window, my little buddha candle to my left and an Indian goddess to my right. Behind my computer, holding us, is our family. Thank you universe for my life, my family, my wife, my friends, and myself. I am truly grateful for you and trust and know that everything in my life is for a reason to affect something else. Last night, we met Alexandra Billings, and she is from transparent It was at this fundraising event for Penny Lane Foundation that supports children and youth and families LGBTQ+. We were invited by a parent from the toddler transition class. It’s funny because we totally forgot about it and then when I remembered, there were so many things that evening but I knew I needed and wanted to go to it. It was great to be together in this profound place and where it was meaningful for us and our future.
Here’s to making space (literally and figuratively) in our environments and in our daily lives for ourselves. when we can make space for ourselves, we can let go of what we don’t need and create more of what we do want and then we will be more able to share our space with others. The old saying, filling our cup up first so that we can have enough to fill others up too..Or just be there as fully present as we can for others.
Thank you and love you! Sending light and love to you!