don't you love instagram?
💙i know i am shouting but i just adore it 💙
it was a whole lot better than bf (before facebook) but still better than fb
for my sins i am still on fb because its the only place where i can keep in touch with my friends who are spread across the country and those closest to me are towards swindon.
instagram has my heart the way pinterest once had
until the insidious creep of adverts and suggestions for pictures based on my likes. i cant even remember the last time i went on my pinterest (saying that i will probably slink over and have a peek after this!)
there is little politics and much love and so many hive minds that it feels like my safe space and a place of utter joy-people sharing snippets of their lives, passing on ideas and support in a myriad of little ways.
anyway, what i am getting at is how i seem to have touched a nerve with people in my last couple of ig posts about how i have been feeling change-positive change coming over me.
i have been feeling it for a couple of weeks, just a need for personal change-in myself and in my environment. i have spent the last year focusing so hard on the end of my degree and before lock down i was also working part time. my life was nothing but study, work and crashing into bed to fend off my m.e and fibromyalgia.
i was effectively juggling
lock down gave me time to think, assess and re-think and from comments on ig it seems it has done the same to many friends...i may not have met you in person, some of you i have known since the earliest days of blogging, and here we still are, communicating our lives over our screens, sharing our snippets...yes you are my tribe...
so we are now, as lock down is easing, making an assessment of our surroundings, our lives and you know what? i think it is going to bring us untold joy.
i started by starting a big de-clutter of my cottage, things i have never un-packed in two house moves in two years will be going. if i haven't missed it by now i don't think i ever will, i am going to keep surfaces clear, under the bed clear and easy to hoover...although i will need to buy cookie a little bed for under the bed as he still likes to sleep under there, old clothes will be gone...just stuff...gone!
i can almost feel the freedom like a weight lifted from my shoulders.
while the clutter is slowly going i have been thinking more about my life in general-
who i once was and who i have become.
long gone is the person tied into a gaslight relationship
its taken me four years to reach the point i am now.
i feel so free
i have my cottage,
i have my North Star,
i have my little Cookie
and now i feel on the cusp of a whole new life.
i feel that once the clutter is cleared then the door is wide open for the next stage in my life.
last week i bought a new set of oracle cards, ones i have seen being used by friends on ig, then two friends on fb posted about them and it felt like a sign...buy them!
i have to say they are beautiful and something seems right about them
last night my mind was full of what seemed like everything, i wasn't in the right frame of mind to do a proper reading, but still wanted to start working gently with them. so did some mindful breathing and picked one card...
it says it all really doesn't it?!