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Hi Beauties,

 

If I’m being honest….which you all know I tend to do that here….I have been super melancholy recently. I am now totally convinced that living in the mountains is an energetic cleanse. It’s a completely spiritual experience. Nature has a way of clearing out your old junk that you’ve been carrying around. I’m glad to be clearing some things out, but it’s just like cleaning the house. The actual process isn’t that fun but after you’re done it feels so good.

Also I tend to just go through periods of this. It’s how I grow. I go through a weird stage of angst and then a butterfly bursts out of the cocoon. The good news is that I have progressively become better at my periods of angst. Sometimes life is weird and its just not that big of a deal. So just sit in it and know it will be over soon. In the mean time I use my gratitude practice, meditation and yoga and wow. Amazing results.

There isn’t much that a grateful heart can’t fix.

A simple change of your focus can be so relieving. I’ve noticed that sometimes I will be feeling anxious and stressed and then I realize that the tiny thing I am stressed about is so irrelevant its ridiculous. The mind is a tricky bitch. If you aren’t present with your thoughts you can be 15 miles down the wrong road before realizing this isn’t where you want to be. Any time I start to feel an emotion of a negative connotation I immediately stop and breathe. It’s so easy to just let that negative feeling take you over and control your behavior. Simply put space between your thoughts and your emotions. Really it works. Staying present in each moment, especially moments when you’re sad or mad are soooo important. Reactivity is the devil.

I have decided that if I can’t take a breath between a response than that response probably isn’t helping me or the situation. It’s not a natural way to behave as a human. At least not for me. It takes practice and effort, but it has already made a huge difference for me.

Moving into this house really sped life up for us. So much happening, so many new and exciting things. This has been quite the adjustment. Presence makes it all great.

Isn’t it interesting how even the best and most exciting life changes can still be stressful? This move has been a dream of Trav and I’s forever. And I love it here, but I also have been much more stressed here. Change, good or bad, is simply taxing on our emotional systems I think. I am working on not feeling guilty about it all. I catch myself calling myself a brat, or spoiled. Why are you stressed? You have everything you want? It’s just a new place, get over it.

But the unknowns of a new place and home can just simply be overwhelming, as great as it is. And thats ok. I can be nice to myself about it. haha. So….now you guys know….I totally talk to myself… 😉

 

So anywhoo, today is Saturday….it’s snowing….like alot. It is fun to be snuggled up in this house with Trav and Nix. I think we will put out boots on and go play in the snow and then take warm baths and drink hot cocoa. Also I bought things to make my zucchini bread 🙂

Our neighbors, (Who are the absolute sweetest people I have ever known) checked in on us yesterday to make sure we knew the storm was coming and to stalk up on supplies because we might not be able to plow. She said something that just made my heart so happy, she said, “If you’re prepared it can be very romantic.”

Isn’t that the truth? Preparation is totally romantic.

So today we are soaking up our romantic snow storm. I hope you all are soaking up whatever romantic life you’re living. And if you don’t think your life is that romantic try being more prepared 😉 and if that doesn’t work just be grateful. A grateful heart can cure anything.

 

Love to you all.

OH P.S. I have added some more unseen photos to the photo sections of my blog! Also, I just figured out that if I knock the snow off our satellite dish the internet gets way faster! haha so fun.

XOXO

 

Haley Anne