Being Still

Hello, loves.  I apologize for the gap in posts - I've been in a transitional phase of life and have not felt centered enough to sit down and write.  I want to share with you that I completely changed my life by uprooting and moving to a new city.  There was no hesitation in my decision to move which means it was definitely meant to be.  Even though I had no hesitation, it still is a hard transition to go from the place where I've lived for the past 27 years to a new city where I am starting everything from scratch.

Needless to say, the past few days have been a whirlwind of moving and getting settled into my new place.  I am definitely an introvert so having my days filled with moving and meeting new people left me feeling super exhausted.  I knew that in order to gain my energy back, I needed to take a night to myself and I did just that this past Saturday night.

Instead of putting pressure on myself to continue going out and meeting new people, I listened to what my gut was telling me.  The outside world was telling me to go out and make more new friends but my inside was telling me, girl you need to slow down.  I'm 100% excited to make new friends and explore this new city of mine (Durham, NC in case you were wondering) but I also know that in order to thrive, I need my alone time.

I write this so you can understand that self-care is not selfish or meant to feel lonely.  There is no shame in needing a night in with a good book or a movie to take your mind off of things.  The world places busyness on a pedestal which makes it hard to be still.  We often think that being on the go 24/7 is what will move us forward, but it is the opposite that will help you thrive.  When you are present and living in the flow, more things come into your life that are supposed to be there.

Make sure you are being mindful and present in your life.  Instead of looking at your phone first thing in the morning, start your day with a morning meditation or journal session.  Set your intentions for the day.  Write out a list of ten things you are grateful for so your heart is full of gratitude first thing in the morning.  When you are living in the present, you are living in love and not fear.  Fear from the past and fear of the future cannot control you when you are in the moment.

Here's to feeling aligned and still rather than feeling busy and out of focus.

Love & Peace,

Jess