I'm back! It has been a crazy, amazing, life-changing, stressful, exciting, and blessed couple of months. My 4-year relationship ended. I moved from Neptune Beach, FL to Dallas, TX - away from all of my friends and family. My baby niece was born. I started a new job in a field more challenging than I could have ever imagined.
Needless to say, I've been very busy. But while adapting to my new routine I have realized that now, more than ever, it is important to take time to be creative and do something I love. Taking time to do something you truly, deeply love is so important. It gives your strength to tackle the not-so-wonderful tasks and it improves your well-being.
I am all about well-being these days. There is a fine line between spoiling yourself and giving your soul what it needs. Obviously, my soul would love weekly mani/pedis and expensive bottles of champagne. That's not what I'm talking about. I'm talking about the 20 minutes your spend on your porch in quiet peace after a stressful day. I'm talking about the moment you sit into your car after work, smelling the faint smell of your new lavender-vanilla car freshener.
Some may believe that the busier and more stressed-out you get, the less of a priority these things become. That should be exactly the opposite. The more busy and hectic your life becomes, the more important these little jewels of peace become.