Summer solstice and I’d love to see the ocean again. Is it just me or does the vastness of the ocean make your worries seem pretty small in comparison?
Wishful beach vacations aside, the solstice has been lovely. I spent most of the day with my nieces, feeding their book habit, and getting them birthday cupcakes. The last few weeks at work have been full of stress and drama, so a carefree morning with the girls really bolstered my spirits.
I’ve been with my current employer for 19 years (I started there when I was 20!), and the level of toxicity is approaching the worst I’ve ever seen. I was able to sort of put my head down and press through the first time around, but I’m not sure I can do that this time…I’m not even sure that’s what I want anymore. I’ve spent the last week thinking about what I want my life to look like…professionally, creatively, personally, intellectually, emotionally. This week I have resolved to do some mind mapping for each of these areas in my journal to flesh things out and to start purging my belongings…books, clothes, ‘stuff’ – I’m feeling the need to streamline and jettison excess baggage. Minimalism sounds so appealing right now.
So another season and another journey begins. I wonder where this one will take me.
Happy solstice everyone!