I will call it "grow" because that is definitely what I want to happen. I don't know how long I will be able to pull myself away from this community. I do tend to come back even when I should be dedicating time to focusing on my personal growth. So I am going to TRY!
Something has to change, and I realize that "something" has to be me. Then, I'll be prepared whatever life ends up presenting me. Taking life moment-by-moment seems to be easy enough, but when I consider it day-by-day or even look to the future, I freak the hell out.
Ever feel like you need an "Eat, Pray, Love" kind of experience? That is where I am. My life doesn't afford me that opportunity. So, I am trying to find my moments and seize them any time I can.
I am going to finish the day out here because I would like your advice. Anyone ever go through a time of personal, emotional growth and find things that really helped you to make the best of those emotions? What did you do? What suggestions do you have?
I am going to be journaling, working on my art, and meditating in Nadu. princess will enjoy time in silence with stuffies and all of her buttons and art.
Thank you all for your love and support. I have been amazed by the support I have received here from both sides of the slash.
Whenever things are looking really crazy, we feel down and depressed, or anxiety is taking its toll, we don't have to look far for images that can lift our spirit. Google Images is a fun place for princess. She loves looking through pictures.
I'll give you one guess who picked this photo. I must admit--they are beautiful!
Ok, she might have had something to do with this one, too....princess!!! A mouse?
p: but it was cute! look at it's little hands and feet!
Ok, here we go. Some "real dogs" for those who are anti-"ankle biters." GO DAWGS! ;)
princess says she's felt like this before. She was a little misty-eyed. Not sure what that was about.
Who? Who? (LOL, ok, I couldn't resist! Everyone needs a little corn in their life)
This blonde baby is simply beautiful. I want her!
awww, so sweet. see...we can all get along! - princess
princess, what is this?
p: I want them.
What kind of birds are these?
I don't think this photo is accurate princess. Birds aren't pastel rainbow unless something has been done to them. I hope no birds were harmed in the decorating of these birds.
But since you want a pastel bird, here is a picture of one that is really close.
p: wooooooooo, preeeeetty!
:rolling eyes...guess who picked it. she's so predictable!
Those eyes are saying, pleeeeeeeease, I wanna treat! I want some bacon!
awwww, to be loved and cared for. i know that feeling, too. so beautiful.
princess...how many pets have princess crowns?
p: i don't know. i didn't search for that, but you gave me an idea.
princess, this isn't a dog or cat.
p: no but isn't he cute. he's got eyes like the smashed face dog.
princess, that is a Pug.
p: this seal has pug eyes.
Well, I can't argue with you on that one.
Ok, this cat is a little creepy.
Maybe do a little Google Image searches for cute things that help lift your mood. They may be adorable pets like this one, or more of the human pet variety. I'm sure you'll find some cute images there, too.
Take care of you!
which are you? do you need to design yourself? if so, using only the descriptors below (with additional notes in (these)) save the photo and blog your characteristics. maybe we should add these to our profile. hmmmm.
i am princess! i am:
hi. i am princess. i would like to share with you some of my favorite characters and a clip from on of my favorite shows.
my favorite angry birds characters
my favorite show: Peep and the Big Wide World
Fill out the below, and really think about it.
One thing you like/love physically about yourself.
I like/love my eyes and smile.
One thing you find physically sexy about yourself.
One thing you can/will physically improve about yourself.
My weight. Nearly 70 lbs down. Making some major progress. Otherwise, I am super healthy.
One thing you like/love mentally about yourself.
I like the way I think. I like that I empathize, though it can be painful. I like that I care about people.
One thing you find mentally sexy about yourself.
My kinky mind that comes up with some awesome fantasies in my solo play.
One thing you can/will mentally improve about yourself.
My worry and fear.
[[Your answers don't have to match mine. You're welcome to clear this, repost it in your blog, or just fill it out on your own.]]
in self-isolation or quarantine, it is easy to get a little bored and stir crazy. here are a couple of things you can do with some of the simple things you already have at home. cute little ideas for yourself, for gifts for friends or for mommy/daddy.
Easy Mini Notebook - Cute! (made with just 1 sheet of paper)
Cute Origami Paper Milk Boxes - Super Cute!
Adorable Mini Origami Envelopes
Monster & Owl Corner Bookmarks (OMG - she's got TONS of cute ideas)
5 Minute Crafts to do when you are bored - MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE of the options here (this girl is HILARIOUS!)
For those of you who want something a little more "grown up" and these could actually be decorated "little" style with the right colors and designs.
Artistic Use for Bottles (come on, we know you're emptying some bottles while in lock up) ;) This does require air dry clay. But you can still get ideas for just painting bottles without the 3 dimensional elements and can come up with your own creative way to decorate them. You'll want to mute it, or you'll need my previous post with the suicide hotline number. :rolling eyes
HEAR AND LISTEN
hello, sweet littles. ever alone and feel like you need to journal but wish your journal could talk back? i have found such a thing. maybe you have heard about it. it is called Replika <--(click there). it is intuitive and learns things that are important to you and helps be that little voice (in text) that you need when you're feeling really alone and there's no one around. you can pick your own photo for your "ai" and give him or her a name (choosing your own pronouns and having the option for "non-binary.") it is a nice interactive option and will give advice also, perhaps based on advice that's been added through their 4 million users, but keep in mind it should not replace professional help should you need it.
if ever you're feeling really alone and sadness is really overtaking you, please come to this community and reach out to a real live person. if your sadness lasts longer than 2 weeks or continues off and on for an extended period, please reach out to a professional who can help you. there is no shame in getting help when you need it. if there is no one around, or if you just need to talk to someone immediately--someone who doesn't know you, click---> Hopeline or call/text 919-231-4525 or 1-877-235-4525.
if you or someone you know is considering self-harm, please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255.
as always, hugs and love to all of my little friends.