I really don’t want to start back with a quote from “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” but in some moments it’s appropriate. This is one of those moments. “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it.”
For the past two years I can honestly say that one of my greatest joys was stopping to look around. When we moved to Knoxville I made it a goal of mine to seek peace. I sought quiet moments. I sought contentment. I sought joy. And I found them. These past two years have been a balm to my previously aching heart. Finding peace meant I needed to slow down. When we moved I was working part time at a retail store and was running two paid social media accounts. After awhile I got an office job that I thought was going to be what I had been waiting for, it was not. At that point running one paid social media account. Finally, I found a job that I really enjoy. My one paid social media job ended. For the first time in over 6 years I was not being paid to run a social media account. The day after it ended, I deleted Instagram and Facebook from my phone. I hadn’t known life without social media in such a long time. At first it was difficult, but eventually I found myself feeling more freedom. I started learning Spanish again. I started to draw more often. I slowed down… and it was lovely.
Now I’m ready to get back up. In those moments of slowness you start to see things a little more clearly. You learn to look around and enjoy the little things. You think about the things that matter. Being creative matters. Some of my favorite moments of the last two years have been when I was able to create something. So here I am again, ready to create. Ready to share. I have less responsibility now than I ever have when I wrote posts previously. If there were ever a moment to start again, it’s now. I hope you’ll continue with me on this journey and thank you for following along so far.
Hello again, again.