Four sleeps until the Sunny Coast workshop! ⠀
After this workshop, you will:⠀
♢ Have started (or continued to work on) your next writing or creative project, after having brainstormed it at the workshop and received personalised feedback and advice from me too⠀
♢ Have set your writing, creative and business goals for 2017, gotten clear on why you feel drawn to these goals, and cleared any stress or blocks around them⠀
♢ Have a really clear idea of what you’ll be creating over the next year (without being rigid in your expectations or goals)⠀
♢ Have a much deeper understanding of how to write and create your next thing (book, ebook, ecourse, project etc.) with creative clarity, freedom and joy, instead of always feeling overwhelmed, under-prepared or not good enough⠀
♢ Have met a whole bunch of other wonderful women, who will cheer you on and support you in your writing, creative and business endeavours⠀
♢ Know that your work is good enough and feel so much more confident about releasing it into the world⠀
♢ Feel really clear on how to build your business with more flow, and less force⠀
♢ Feel so much more confident in how to fully and truly express yourself using your own voice⠀
♢ Know that you can open up to finding your own inspiration and step fully onto your own writing, creative and business journey (comparisonitis, be gone!)⠀
♢ Feel safe, grounded and confident in how to build your business with words and heart, ease-filled-diligence and devotion, and a lot of flow⠀
♢ And holy moly, so much more⠀
There are just a couple of tickets left if you'd love to come along. Tickets via profile link. Xo // Beautiful feedback from @sammyjp.happiness who came to my Melbourne workshop 🙌🏻😘🙏🏻
Happy Monday friends! And welcome to my new theme! It's a stronger filter. I debated whether to use a strong filter 🙈 Please let me know what you think!
Also I HAD to show off my Beauty and the Beast bookmark from Asma's @hollyvander_wand shop because it's so pretty 😍
#bibliophilelove2017 - Fandom I Love The Most.
#squeakybookishlibrary - 🙌.
#bookishfriendsfeb17 - Fall Into Place.
Uh obviously the ACOTAR fandom. I know, I know it's so over-loved. But I can't help it! I love how things fell into place in ACOMAF. I really do 💙.
#watermelanerdsfebruary - February Wrap Up. I ONLY READ ONE BOOK 😭. But it was The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness and it's a 5⭐ for me 😊.
#lilbookishsuperlatives - Most Likely To... Fill Up Their Camera With Selfies. Ooikawa from Haikyuu!! 😆🏐
#grimdragon - Think Spring: Books in Spring Colours. Okay not quite, but there are flowers?
❔What is your favourite underrated fandom/books?
The first in the series titled Minding Your P's and Q's is focusing on Peace and how it can help you maneuver through the storms of life. Read it on Spilled Juice and Tears...link in bio #peace#livinginabundance
"Why can we not go to a music festival and enjoy the hypnotic beats that pound through the floor and into your feet as you dance along, without the presence and pressure of drugs everywhere we turn?" Check out "Keeping the ‘M’ But Removing the ‘DMA’ From Music Festivals" for "Music" Month, presented by the Toronto Kiwanis Music Festival (Link in bio!)
Day 1 ✅
🍹Smoothy for lunch
🚶Went for a walk
🍽 Chicken Stir Fry, Warm Kale Salad, Coconut Quinoa
🍶Made sure to drink plenty of water. ✅Kept myself moving by doing some cleaning around the house. 💫Thoughts: Today I woke up determined to get out and just move. Me and my husband went for a walk and discovered a peaceful creek nearby. I enjoyed that so much. 😊
When it came time to make dinner, I didn't hesitate. I knew what I wanted to make and I knew how to make it healthy. It seemed easy. What crosses my mind is, consistency. Where will I be days from now, when I don't feel like moving around or cooking? It's in those moments when pushing through counts. I am preparing myself for those kinds of days, because I know they will come. 💫It's life. I don't want to make the mistake of thinking, "I got this," when on those days I won't. I will learn to accept the bad days and slow progress, as well as those days when progress becomes evident. ❤ That, I know I got.
#Repost @estacionvespertine with @repostapp
La soledad es tu compañía.
No sé si mis palabras causaran algún efecto en ti, no sé cómo has hecho todo este tiempo para lidiar con aquellas preguntas que no tienen respuestas. No sé como has hecho para empezar tu día si ahora sabes que quien decía permanecer se fue.
Te he dado las claves que creo necesarias para devolverte a tu camino, no quiero dibujarte un camino en dirección recta porque sería muy aburrido... debes saber que habrán muchas curvas, subidas y bajadas. Sentirás la adrenalina arder cada vez que algo emocionante vaya a suceder.
Te digo que no, a mí no me ha tocado fácil, me he decepcionado más de la cuenta, en estos momentos son pocos los que se quedaron, algunos se siguen yendo y son muy pocos los que están llegando. Hay un punto de la vida que es esencial para poder transcender con fuerza, y ese punto de la vida es cuando te deja de importar lo que tiene que suceder, cuando dejas de crear excusas, cuando dejas de llorar por tonterías y cuando dejas de pelear con aquellos para que se queden.
He vivido mi vida en un constante cambio permanente, sé que tú has pasado por lo mismo, sé que nuestras vidas son distintas pero las sensaciones son las mismas. Ahora te digo, a pesar de lo mal que esté nuestro mundo he aprendido mucho, comprendí que la oscuridad forma parte nosotros y muchas veces ahí es donde habita lo verdadero que somos.
Quizás ahora tengas miedo.
Quizás ahora dices que NO a todo.
Quizás ahora crees que tu tiempo está terminando.
Quizás ahora asimilas que debes sufrir.
Quizás ahora aceptes que la vida es así.
En esta montaña rusa son muchos los que olvidan ser feliz y se vuelven esclavos de las apariencias y demás.
Libro: Mi viaje sin ti.
Escrito por: @vespertine.95 (Alejandro S)
This really happened to me today.
All the thoughts , all the questions.
I smiled at the girl and her future self. I drove away wondering about all the things that she isn't wondering about yet.
This mind of mine never shuts off.
To read this on blog or more, click blog link under my name. ☺️☺️☺️
"God wants to empower you in the midst of turmoil in your life. Finish the fight, because God has big plans for you." New post on the blog today all about being triumphant in the turmoil of life. I also talk about Batman. *link in bio*
Also, shouts out to this random throwback photo I must have taken on my phone at some point that I wanted to use for this post.
The last day of February. The month of the year in 2017 where we lived in limbo land, having said goodbye to one village home in January and God willing moving into a new village home in March.
But let's talk about February.
In my One Year Bible, February 1st happened to fall on the story of the Children of Israel being led out of Egypt, through the Red Sea - and into the wilderness - the unknown, with the promise of a new land before them.
I have walked through the month of February with the Children of Israel as they complained, doubted, wandered, wondered and looked back to Egypt. I've rolled my eyes at their doubt and their fear while the very presence of Almighty God was ever before them supplying their every need.
Yesterday, a friend sent me a song to listen to. I hadn't heard it before; Painting Pictures of Egypt - Sara Groves
As I listened to the words tears fell. "And the place I was wasn't perfect
But I had found a way to live
And it wasn't milk or honey
But then neither is this
I've been painting pictures of Egypt
Leaving out what it lacks
And the future feels so hard
And I want to go back
But the places that used to fit me
Cannot hold the things I have learned
Those roads were closed of to me
While my back was turned.." A line further on says, "I am caught between the Promise and the things I know." This basically sums up the month of February for me. In some ways it has felt like a wilderness month as I have deeply felt the rub between the hope and promises of what lies ahead for us, with the longing for the familiar and the comfortable of where we have left.
I am so grateful for the Lords gracious, merciful feeding of manna to me from His Word these past weeks. It is only ever by keeping our hearts and minds firmly fixed on Him that we can live by faith, hope, joy and peace no matter the circumstances around us.
Throughout the book of Exodus and Leviticus the phrase "His glorious presence" stood out to me. Whether we look back or look ahead or stop in this moment of time, God's glorious presence has been there and is here.
Father help me to set my heart, not on place, behind me or before me, help me to set my heart on You.
Self love is the hardest mission you will ever accomplish on this planet. If you can't love yourself bone deep and to the back. Halo to toe. Mind, heart, body and soul. Every inch of you. You will never be capable of being happy. Happiness is found within you. When you meet someone and want to share your world with them, you need to know how not to get lost in them. You need to be capable of being happy alone, even when together. Love. True love. Good love. Healthy love. It is a partnership. It is a union. It is equality. It is uplifting. It is building. It is soul supporting. It is heart mending. It is a safe space. People rush, fall and then are consumed by pain. Blame the other. Break up. Make up. A cycle is formed. Slowly you lose pieces of yourself. Sometimes you lose all of yourself. People need to learn how not to sacrifice themselves for another. When two entities become one, it should be the most nurturing experience they can have. It should be peaceful. It should be joyful. It should be honest. It should be everything you are worthy of. #love#truelove#goodlove#healthylove#selflove#writer#writing#words