by Sarah Ward
It’s odd, how we can sometimes plan for things to happen (parties, holidays, meeting up with people…), or know that things will happen (birthdays, anniversaries…), but then there are the many other things in life that we can’t plan. That we have no power over. The times we get blindsided. However, the things that get us through those times can be the people around us, familiarity, and, perhaps the most empowering, our outlook.
I am a big follower of Kelle Hampton’s Enjoying the Small Things; and whenever I’m having a not so great day, I love to pop over and check if there’s a new post. Whenever there is, I do a little jump for joy. At times, her posts give me a little boost, a little push in the right direction. I gain inspiration, encouragement and even love, because through reading her words, and seeing her photographs, I am reminded to love those in my life, and to embrace the things around me.
Yesterday’s post was about another reader’s story, and it’s truly inspiring…go and read it.
At the moment I’m faltering a little, and not entirely sure why. When I was a teen, there would be those moments when I was gripped by sadness, or some strange feeling, and it was always like it had just appeared out of thin air and taken hold of you…and it would never last for long, if you turned your attention to other things, it would be gone before you knew it – and those moments were always described as “hormones”. Oh…”teenagers and their hormones”. But for you, as a teenager, they always felt deeper than simply “hormones”, and you would often find yourself saying things like “I feel odd, and I don’t know why”…right? That’s kinda how I feel right now. Perhaps the twenties don’t offer as much clarity as we were made to think. Perhaps the twenties are just a more grown up version of the teenage years?
So, all I’m doing is trekking on through, and trying my best. All you can do, right?
There’s so much I want to do, yet I don’t feel like I have the energy right now…so I need to find a way to put a spring back in my step – I miss that spring!!
Sending lots of love to you all, and I’ll be back soon…