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Tuesday, October 26, 2010


I'm celebrating a bit here today! I've been moving and it feels so good. I've done three things in the last couple of days that have felt so freeing and so good for me: 

1) I cleaned/cleared/organized my art room. feels so spacious now. I keep finding myself wandering in here (like now).  A few days ago it was covered with kid-stuff/old-too-small clothes & winter clothes that I hadn't had a chance to do something with and my art stuff was all over the place. Instead of letting it get under my skin any longer, I just focused myself and cleaned it all yesterday afternoon. I even sorted through the girls' crayons/pencils/markers/art supplies, etc....I'm realizing that doing is almost always easier than thinking about doing. 

2) I went to the gym this morning! This seriously feels a bit like a miracle.  I've been SO resisting exercise lately (I really don't know why) and it was so energizing to go move my body & sweat for a while.

3) I got up early this morning and came into the newly cleared art space and just sat and breathed and quietly looked around & stretched a little. This is another thing that I've been completely resisting. It was so nice to begin the day slowly, breathing and listening, doing nothing but being.

So, I'm feeling good & energized and like I just want to focus where I am, right now. Just here. Just now.

Here is a little blurb from a daily devotional book that I've been reading (gifted to me by my very sweet, loving friend, Kelli), this totally resonated.

"Many people are so preoccupied with future plans and decisions that they fail to see choices they need to make today. Without any conscious awareness, they make their habitual responses. People who live this way find a dullness creeping into their lives. They sleepwalk through their days, following well worn paths of routine."

Here's to making conscious choices--today.


  1. sounds like awesome steps
    & gorgeous awake living.
    cheers from my light to yours,
    dear one. xoxox

  2. Yipee, congratulations! Feels so good just to move and do, instead of thinking about it! Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Yay!! What a great day!! So excited for you. I have been resisting exercise lately and need to jump back in--tomorrow is a new day for me. Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. You just inspired me so much! It's no surprise that I resist exercise too and my art room is a disaster much of the time. You can feel your open cheerfulness through the post- I want that too! I was planning to clean my studio tonight but here I am on the computer! Thanks so much for being the lovely inspiration you are to me. (I am also loving the picture of the little river- peace on earth!)

  5. Go Julia Go! SHINE your light XX

  6. Today. Today! Hurrah and thank God for today!

    For years, I have resisted exercising regularly, and I am so grateful for the small miracles that just keep on showing up in my life - like getting back from France yesterday and unpacking and then going for a run.
    I used to hear a lot that what I resist persists - it's also a line in an Alanis Morrissette song (I love her!) - and I notice the parallels between us, all these thousands of miles away, both of us choosing consciously to live... today.

    Thank you so much Julia - I am at Nige's and really need to just give myself permission to be in this day and embrace it in all its possibility.


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♥ Julia