Living in the Mess

Hi friends! It’s been awhile - I seem to have done it again, the whole blog-neglect situation that seems to be my normal. 😜 But I’m going to give myself some grace on it. This season of life has been a tricky one for me. As you may know, we’ve been creating a long time dream of mine - adding a studio space onto my home - and it’s taken a toll on my mind, body, and spirit.

I’m cringing at sharing these photos today. They’re messy, DIRTY. This is the current state of my A/C-less office that I’m supposed to work and be inspired in daily. 😳 I really would’ve never shared these publicly, but as a great friend told me recently, “real life is messy.”

I don’t know about you, but the state of my surroundings more often than not, directly correlate to my well-being. The chaos in these photos is very much what I’ve been feeling in my brain these days.

I’ve had the support of an amazing team of friends and family, without which, I probably would have had a full blown mental break with reality, but this is a tough state for me to live in!

Here’s what I’m trying to remind myself (again and again) - *I* am in control of my state of mind. *I* determine whether I am overwhelmed, cranky, short-tempered, and living in a state of flustered crazy town. 

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The same goes for you. We just have to remember to take control of the reins inside ourselves. 

I’ve been listening to Allie Castazza’s podcast over the last couple of days, and I can’t recommend it more. She’s all about minimalism, but in the best way I can imagine it. She’s all about supporting women, and moms, and guiding us to make better choices and be more present with our families. I love it! (It's also inspired me to remove 20+ and counting trash bags worth of clothes, toys and clutter from my boys' and my closets!!)

So this morning, as you can see in the photos, I rolled out my yoga mat. I got up at 6:30 (no small feat for me), made myself some tea, practiced yoga because I KNOW it makes me feel physically and mentally GOOD, meditated, and sat down to write this.

And share these horrifying photos with you. 

I want to remember how bad this looked, because there’s light at the end of the tunnel, and it’s going to be amazing when I get there! BUT, for now….I’m going to keep  breathing through this ridiculously messy space and be present in the here and now. ❤️ 

What podcasts inspire you? What do you do to stay grounded, present, and not locked away in a mental institution?? 😉 I’d love to hear YOUR thoughts in the comments! 

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