Friday, September 27, 2019

I need you Nature

Usually in August we get heavy rains in the mountains causing flash floods in the creek. This is a good thing for ME because it brings all the driftwood down into very easy, accessible areas for scavenging. In other words, I don't have to search very far for sticks! But this past August was pretty dry. So, I went stick hunting today up my beautiful creek.
I hiked an hour into a new section I've never explored before,  looking for driftwood pile ups that I haven't already scavenged through. I found aplenty!. It was purely magical!
I felt purely magical! My soul* needs to be outside. My soul* needs to be in nature, away from all the things of the world. My soul* needs to connect with the plants and animals I see around me. I feel whole when I'm making these connections with sunshine, water, plants, and outdoor life. Self care looks different for everyone. This is mine. If I don't get outside I feel the weight of the world on my shoulders. Nature is where I release all my stress and feel free.
I not only find sticks on these excursions, I also find little pieces of myself out here.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

I need you Doctor P

I didn't get addicted to diet Dr. Pepper until I started online college. It keeps me awake, alert, and more excited than is necessary during long hours of paper writing.
I heard that, as humans, we are more compassionate and accepting when someone's dependency or "buffer against life's hardships" is the same as ours. But we are judgmental when we can't relate. So I apologize if I've ever judged someone for drinking excessive amounts of diet soda, I am.