CREATIVITY THRIVES IN ROUTINE.
I already told you that I was reading The Accidental Creative and I was fascinated by the ideas in it. Then Erika mentioned the Accidental Creative Podcast and I was like, YES. So I started listening to it, namely the one about The Dailies and The Importance of Rituals. I took up both, made them priorities in my day, and have already felt the benefits in my soul. It's hard not to be creative when you're purposely feeding yourself inspiration.
CONSUMERISM IS A SILENT DISEASE.
I know it's supposed to be some sort of cute joke when we say we just can't walk out of Target without spending $100. But lately that thought has come to scare me. I don't want to be frivolous with my money, I mean, I do because I love things, but I don't because that's not good for my soul.
This has led me to returning things that I buy and then get home and realize I don't need, but simply want. The want is deep and dresses up as a need, but it isn't. I hardly need anything but food, water, shelter and God's grace. Anyway, this next month I'm going to try and stop buying them and bringing them home in the first place.
PATTERNS IN NATURE ARE AWESOME.
I remember learning about Fibonnaci's sequence and being fascinated. What I didn't realize back then is that nature is detailed and organized in all the ways. I found two nests this month -one while I was running at home and one while walking through UVU's campus with Jason. Both blew my mind and made me just, in awe.
AIN'T NO THING LIKE A SIBLING.
You might not know that I'm one of five kids. There's something about noise in a house and overwhelm that is truly blessed -overwhelming and sometimes exhausting, but blessed. There's something for the way we all understand and lean in simply because of our genetics. Living as part of a thick fabric of awesome people is, well, awesomely awesome.
CALIFORNIA STRAWBERRIES ARE HAPPY BERRIES.
I know there was a commercial about it being happy California cows, but forget that business. It's all about the delicious beyond compare berries that are being harvested from farms just minutes from the center of our town. I mean, yum.
PRE-PACKAGED SMOOTHIES ARE THE BEE'S KNEES.
Especially on busy mornings. They're simple to make -seriously they take MAYBE fifteen minutes to assemble- and then take three minutes to toss, blend, and pour. I add kale (or spinach) to all my bags first, then pick my fruit (sometimes it's fresh, sometimes it's frozen). Sometimes I add a few mint leaves or some parsley. Then zip and freeze. Add milk, orange juice, or water and maybe some protein powder. Blend. BOOM breakfast.
THERE IS NOTHING LIKE A CLEANED OUT CLOSET.
But really, nothing. I have stopped allowing myself to hoard clothes because I have space for them. I realize that I don't do it in any other part of our house, so why my closet? It's been refreshing, I can see what I own and don't have to dig and fight to find what I really want to wear.
What's the biggest lesson you learned this month?
With much excitement, I'm linking up with Emily Freeman.