Sunday, 22 March 2015

the saddest word in the whole wide world

I could pretend that this post is the direct result of watching The Best of Me earlier today.. 
(A typical Nicholas Sparks girly tear-jerker for those playing at home)
But I'd be lying. 
And we're friends, so I'm not going to do that to you.
And honestly?
There's not much more I can say.

 [awl -mohst]
1. very nearly, all but:
almost every house; almost the entire symphony; to pay almost nothing

 T H E   H O L L O W   L O N G I N G  ||  B E A U   T A P L I N

"There's something far worse
than missing a person you shared
a fraction of your life with.
And that is missing a person with
whom you did not.
For you will neither be allowed the 
pleasure of their memory, the echo of
their love, the warmth of knowing
that once upon a time you meant a damn,
you were of some importance, you will
not even be allowed the small joy
of a smile that comes with happening
upon a note they once wrote you in
the bottom of your drawer.
It is a sort of hollow longing,
a dreadful nostalgia for a thing
that never quite happened."


Friday, 20 March 2015

the power of the moon

Let me just start by saying - I'm not one of those people..

You know the kind of person who asks what star sign you are; 
and then reacts to your response with an - 'oooohh.. yes, that explains XYZ'.

For the record - I'm a Scorpio; and I'm stubborn.

Are the two intrinsically linked? 

I have no idea.

I also don't know which sign you are based on your birthday;
If you're an air or water sign;
Or you which traits are associated with Capricorns.

I wish I did.

And one day I might read those astrology books collected dust on my bookshelf; 
But for now, I look to my good friend Google to provide the answers.

And so, when I heard that today - 20 March 2015 - is one of the 
M O S T   P O W E R F U L   D A Y S 
of the year, I turned to said internet-BFF, to provide me with the answers.

And because I assume you're not one of those people either, I imagine you don't understand what it means that the New Moon/Solar Eclipse is in Pisces at 29 degrees...

So, let me break it down for you -

W H A T ' S   T H E   D E A L ?
A New Moon; and
A Total Solar Eclipse; and
An Equinox

W H E N ? 
Tonight at 7.37PM AEST

S O   W H A T ?
Each of these celestial events is said to be 'kind of a big deal' on their own.

So when combined - in an Epic Trilogy of Awesome - this creates very powerful shifts for our personal and collective transformations; and marks the time for breakthroughs.

If you've been looking for a change - The universe is about to deliver.

It is a profound time for new beginnings, for letting go of what no longer serves us, and embarking on new exciting journeys.

Think of this time as an opportunity to 'reset'; to be courageous; to take action on your inspiration.

The Super Moon is known to amplify feelings and emotions.

The Total Solar Eclipse symbolises potent new beginnings.

An Equinox allows strong creative energy.

~ ~ ~

Pay attention tonight and notice if your awareness is heightened;
or you discover you're experiencing a number of 'Aha!' moments in the coming days.

Or at the very least, do me a favour - 
Go outside;
Take a deep breath in;
Look up at the sky;
Admire the beauty of the night;
And take a moment to be grateful for something.


Tuesday, 17 March 2015

five words is not enough

If you had to describe yourself in 5 words or less - 
What would you say??

Would you throw out some adjectives and hope they're interpreted the right way?

ie. Doesn't play well with others... (kidding....)

But not in an "I-Need-To-Be-Institutionalised kind of way"

Or is this a term best left to describe the family dog?!

Just don't take me to a quiz night and expect me to know anything other than answers to the Pop Culture category

aka Bitch. No not really... 
Ok.. Sort of.

Or would you try to narrow it down to one succinct sentence?

S E R I O U S L Y   F O C U S S E D;
O R   S U G A R - F I L L E D   C H I L D
Who clearly doesn't play by the rules, because that's 6 words, not 5...
And, yeah... If I'm excited, my levels of hyperactivity can be comparable to a four-year-old in a candy store.

Even if you told me there was no word limit, I don't think I could complete the task and be 100% satisfied with my answer.

It's a tough question.

And often, how we perceive ourselves, is not how we are seen by others.

But this quote by Victoria Erickson is a pretty accurate summary of me; 

Each time I read it, it becomes clearer that I could never pick 5 words to describe myself to a stranger.

The best I can come up with right now is - 

E Q U A L L Y   C O V E T S   R O U T I N E 
A N D   A D V E N T U R E


Monday, 16 March 2015

the secret life of emmy

Shameless plug ahead.

Miss Emmy - My fur baby; Housemate; and daily entertainment - has joined instagram.

T H E   S E C R E T   L I F E   O F   E M M Y 

After years featuring as a special guest on my personal account, Miss Emmy has launched her own. Keep up to date with her daily musings, model-esque posing, and general cuteness.


Sunday, 1 March 2015

we all have a story to tell

..."What do you even blog about?"
..."And what's the point in writing a blog that you don't make money from?"
..."But who would want to read what you write anyway?"

Those were the questions thrown at me by a friend's wife several weeks ago at a social gathering. 
It felt like an interrogation. And I felt like a fraud.

My immediate response?

S H I T . . . 
W H Y   D O   I   W R I T E  ? ! 

And then I found this... 

... and Flannery O'Connor had said it for me.

The truth is - My mind is a busy place.

And sometimes I need to Write It Out, just like T-Swift likes to Shake It Off.

For as long as I can remember, writing has been a huge part of my life.

Short stories; Journals; Poems; Letters; This Blog.

I find words to be therapeutic; and oftentimes, they pour out of my fingertips onto the keyboard, or scrawled across a piece of paper with the tip of a pen, and create sentences I didn't even know existed in my mind.

I can empty my emotions onto a page and suddenly the jumble of thoughts combines with my subconscious and I can find clarity spelled out before me.

I write because I made a promise to my Nan that I would one day publish a book of my stories; Because perhaps my lessons will help others (or at the very least, serve to entertain).

I write because I have a terrible memory!
So that I can read it back and marvel at my experiences; and remember with exact detail how I felt in that very moment.

Sometimes I write with a self-imposed pinky promise to never look at those words again.

I have thoughts.
And I have opinions.
And I write this blog because I want to.


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