Words for my life. Based on my enneagram nine.
This is a prayer. And a self-affirmation.
That I wouldn’t fall into busy-ness, but that I would seek out sweeter and deeper quiet. That I would work really really hard to be quiet in my mind… not numb or asleep to my feelings or circumstances.
That I would live life, and not laze through it.
I do not need to be extreme to function… I’m not a workaholic or a sloth. There is a healthy in between.
Work is good and I can work hard. I’m competent to do hard things in my personal and professional life.
Planning and boundaries are good and I put them into place for my benefit, not my detriment.
Turn off to-do lists and choose not to be overwhelmed by “should’s”.
Stand up and live life— even if it’s slower than how I think I should be living it.
Engage with and trust God.
Praying I wouldn’t fall into busy-ness, but that I would seek out sweeter and deeper quiet. That I would work really really hard to be quiet in my mind.
To turn off to-do lists and “should’s” and to really just sit and live life— even if it’s slower than how I think i should be living it. the most important part is that I’m living and trusting God.
P.S. These self-portraits of myself were taken about a week ago, before the snow, on a warm day at the Texas Tech Horticulture Garden. I’m wearing a Target cardigan, Madewell (similar here) Collared Shirt, thrifted black tie, and thrifted plaid skirt. My kneesocks are from Target and my shoes are Lotta from Stockholm.
P.P.S. If I can take such quality self-portraits, I’d love for you to consider hiring me as your photographer for life’s celebrations and jamborees. :)