This life. Is like a double rainbow. And stuff. You know. Magic.
What I'm trying to say, is that I'm really enjoying it right now.
I feel like this is the first summer in a long time I actually have energy to do the things I want to/ need to do. Likely it's a combination of not having a day job and having my body finally start moving away from the long infestation of mold. Rebuilding my immunities seems to be a long, ongoing process, with lots of backsliding. Last month I went through a bout of asthma, now suddenly my skin is breaking out.
At times I can practically feel my body struggling to cleanse itself. Some things that I took to be the effect of aging are reversing, only to be replaced by odd rashes, lung issues, strange stomach things. All in all I feel good, happy, excited and energetic, but I don't feel balanced physically.
I go through these cycles of intense physical problems that appear unexpectedly and then vanish never to return again. Things that didn't bother me last month, don't agree with me this month. Allergies, food sensitivities, skin issues, come and go.
A year ago, this would have (and did!) made me frustrated, or depressed, but this year, it seems more like an interesting puzzle, something I can and will figure out.
In the last year, I feel like I've not only made strides in recovering, but also in learning how to really do good self-care. I've expanded my herbal knowledge, delved a little into different practices, the latest of which is Ayurveda (more about that later!) and feel confident about being able to treat myself with food, herbal medicine and seek help where I need it. For the first time in a long time, I totally trust my intuition about this stuff, and weird ailments or not, it feels good.
Not only do I feel energetic, I also feel really inspired to make and create things, big and small. In the last week, I've made tinted lip balm, vegan ice cream, herbal oil, leather stuffs, birthday cards, introduced a Gua Sha practice to my daily routine, and started some exciting sewing projects. Not to mention the endless weeding.
My favorite little creation so far have been these little Icelandic Houses/ Mountain Range hair clips, that I made on a whim the other night, when I was feeling bored with feathers. I was really pleased by how they turned out.
Oh, and in other exciting and inspired news, I had a bit of a breakthrough in writing my clothes post, so hopefully I can get that up soon too. The longest night of the year is almost on us, so there should be no end to projects I can finish. Right? 'Cos magic. And stuff. You know...
So, what are you working on?