Autumn’s chill has finally kissed us, and it flushes my nose and cheeks but there’s something special about big cozy scarves and that cup of tea being extra necessary.
Halloween is tomorrow and I find it so funny how all year long I pick away at making costuming for photos, and will do whatever I can to help others make a costume come together, but for myself usually end up doing something really, really lazy. But I’m excited to take a stroll through the neighbourhood tomorrow evening and take in all the spooky decorations, crunchy leaves underfoot, and probably eat a bit too much chocolate.
I’ve been having an up and down couple months, and I’m glad I’ve been able to do my best to keep creating through it all. Bouts of self doubt, insecurities and a heaviness that are there one day and float quietly away the next.
Though all in all I am very happy and feel very lucky.
I stumbled upon the beautiful words and work of Gorkie and a number of posts really stuck out to me. Two of which were these:
I have a handful of self-care rituals in my arsenal that I like to fall back on when I get to feeling tired or down or anxious. Hot tea, hot showers, long walks, free writing, cuddles, those sorts of things. They are wonderful ways of slowing time, of releasing tension and saying softly to yourself – it’s okay. But sometimes it takes more than a bubble bath and a good book to get yourself back on your feet, and I think accepting that is the first hurdle of them all.
Anyway, what I’m trying to say is, take your time. And step back now and then.
This is as much an airy suggestion to you as a reminder to myself.
So here’s what I’ve been up to this past week.