i'm back. and in case you'd forgotten me, i have curly hair and i'm on a quest to live out my golden year. you probably hadn't forgotten, but i had.
i know i've been busy when i'm hitting snooze, chugging coffee, skipping workouts and trying to throw together lightening fast meals in our oh-so-tiny kitchen. i know these are the habits of crazed stephanie, rathen than golden, flowing stephanie. when my bag of sparkly pens gets shoved in some unknown place & i am like a child on christmas morning when i find them again, i realize: "oh yeah, i haven't been journaling."
its these little things that really light my fire. my new boss, who i truly adore, has a saying : "protect your inner flame." and i am here to shout that from the rooftops. you must protect your inner flame! it is up to you.
while i can make excuses all day long, i must first make claim to what i love. make claim to all the goodness and the opportunities for growth. make claim to the sparkling instruments that help me process all the hours of my day & to the nourishing foods that energize me. make claim to the bus rides that reveal the humanity of it all, the huge hugs after exhausting hours our in the world. make claim to the intense workouts that ignite me, and to the soft, comfort of my own home. these are the things that matter most. these tiny moments of bliss throughout our lives. make claim to those.