|Here is the sunset promised in the Title! Lol random I know.|
I'm also reworking my schedule to get my workouts in, which I love to do, so I do fit them in..... you know what is sad? The fact that the days are getting so short and the sun is setting a bit after 7. Sigh. But can't do anything to stop the rhythms of nature.
Meanwhile, back at the
Veering off into another direction here- because I am easily distracted and I need to write this to release it.
So an "interesting" thing that I have noticed. I really think lately that I have been losing a bit of my joy. I have been involved in a few minor little situations where people took my words or actions in a negative way. Which made me recently have a moment of thinking that perhaps I am not as nice as I think I am. Maybe I am turning into a cranky person, who is intolerant of anything but what I want to do myself.... I seriously had this conversation with myself. **eyeroll** That is because I am so non-confrontational I immediately blame myself when I am involved in a disagreement--- and of course there are always 2 sides to every story.
|And for your viewing pleasure, sunset number 2!|
Anyway, if you have gotten this far into this particular blogpost, thanks for sticking with it. I know everyone has crap that happens in their life, but this little combination of things brought into focus that I need to pull myself back onto my joyful path. And whatever that path is, I will be myself. Sometimes, that person is someone who is not agreeable and pliable and cooperative. And there are some in this world who need to know that even if my face shows every inward groan or grimace it doesn't mean that I won't do what needs to be done. I just really resent the idea that I am not "allowed" to disagree. Because I will. But I prefer to find my joy.
I guess my take away here is to really be aware of what and WHO is causing these little events in life. Some of these peeps are seriously not worth my time, and though I can be a teensy bit obsessive about things, I can set those aside. Others- well, those others will find out that they may not dictate how I react or feel. I will be myself, even if it doesn't fit into a nice little mold of who they think the Mad-Art teacher is..... because as we all know art teachers are messy and spill out of molds ALL. THE. TIME. And you just never know where that color is going to land and who it will splash onto-- and they will enjoy it in spite of themselves, because that is just how I roll. ;)
Have a LOVELY Tuesday, I hope you can enjoy these waning days of summer that are quickly turning to fall. Except of course if you live in the warmer climes, then enjoy your continuing summer. Which if you are still in the 80's that is swimming weather and get yo' self outside and have fun. While we up here pray to the weather gods that it doesn't frost up here in the Northwoods- we still have an awful lot of green tomatoes. However you do it, even if it bugs the crap out of some people in your life, find your joy today and stay true to you! <3