I woke up feeling that kind of oozy, bubbly happiness that comes around in noticeable bursts every so often. When it happens, I want to share it. I wouldn't say I've been unhappy lately but, I think, the humdrum of everyday life creates a low level complacency that begins to feel too familiar, if that makes any sense, maybe even a little boring.
I think we all experience that from time to time. Our routines take us through the days, weeks and months with little change in our personal landscape. I think adults call that consistency, which is certainly not a bad thing. In fact, it's essential.
But...consistency begins to feel rather stagnant when steady effort has yet to yield noticeable change. I guess that's why I've been humming along at a low frequency and maybe even feeling a bit blah. Patience has never been a virtue of mine.
About two weeks ago, though, my efforts began converging into something more clear. What I once considered to be a foggy wandering has started to shape itself into something more tangible. I know this post got kind of deep (and may even be a little cryptic), but this is the place from which my optimism has sprung. It's a bit of hindsight, a bit of relief and a lot of excitement for what's to come. I'm excited to arrive somewhere new on my magnificent journey.
It makes me giddy and optimistic. When these happy feelings pop up, I know enough now to throw my sails up and ride it out as far and as long as they will take me. After that?Well, I'll just keep traveling on.
Cheers to feeling optimistic!
Oh, I almost forgot after all that rambling...isn't the above print so pretty? It's the work of Eva, a designer and illustrator based in Quebec. She's got an Etsy shop by the name of EvaJuliet, which happens to be her name and the name of her letterpress printing machine. She makes happy prints with uplifting words. Thanks, Eva!