Something different

Something interesting happened to me the other day. A tiny little green turtle made its way to my foot when I was walking at the park. My family and I stood there observing the tiny turtle making it’s way down the road.

It was one of the most beautiful things that has ever happened to me. Things like this mean a lot to me. They hold deep meaning.

I stood there watching this tiny little turtle make its way to my foot.

In this case, the turtle reminded me of pace. How sometimes it takes you a while to learn, to grow, or to be honest with yourself. And that’s totally okay.

There comes a time when the life lesson or growth or clarity is right in front of you, and you just can’t keep running away or hiding away from it.

You have to confront it, even if it means losing, even if it means being afraid.


Please note that I will be taking a blogging break yet again. As always, I super appreciate you who have stuck with me since the beginning and you who are new and you who shower me with kind comments.

My plan for when I come back is to continue to share with you uplifting messages of hope, peace, gratitude, and bravery.

Happy blogging & reading,

Andrea

One Tip to Stop Feeling Stressed

A while back I shared on this blog how I put my master’s degree on hold because I was exhausted from my full-time job and taking evening and weekend classes at university.

I felt stressed and overwhelmed everyday–even on the weekends. I didn’t prioritize scheduling in time to simply relax.

What I needed the most from that place of stress and overwhelm from meeting deadlines was balance. I needed a time in my day and week when I was not expected to turn in anything, when the world didn’t expect anything from me.

So I decided to stop taking the classes. This decision was probably one of the hardest I had to make because everyone around me seemed to support the idea that I should continue taking them.

When I checked in with myself and was honest about how I was feeling, I started to make the word balance a priority. As a result, I felt less stressed throughout the week.

Make Balance a Priority

The first step to stop feeling stressed is to make balance a priority. How can your life use balance? For example, are you working too hard and too much and not scheduling time to relax? Or are you not scheduling in time do do the things that you love?

Next, schedule in time to relax or to do the activities that you love. What activities do you enjoy doing in your free time? What hobbies or interests light you up and bring you happiness? How can you make more time in the day, week, or month for them?

The Four Different Ways that I Journal

I once judged the actress Emma Watson for having what seemed to me like a bazillion journals to document her life. I wondered: why do you need so many journals to document the same life?

Today I find myself admitting that I have several journals that serve different purposes. I now see the benefit in having multiple journals. Below you will find explanations for why I currently have four journals. 

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