It just dawned on me that as of the end of June, we have been in Oregon for four months now! Time truly feels like it’s passing quicker than ever before during this busy season of life for our little family. In some ways, it feels like we’ve always been here, and in other ways, it still totally blows our minds that we aren’t in California anymore. It’s always in the little details that makes me think about it, like when ordering something online and I have to select “OR” instead of “CA” when entering our address. It seems silly, and it is, but moments like that are such a happy little reminder of the fact that we are finally here— and we really couldn’t be happier about it!
My husband and I are both in a huge transitional period of growth both in our lives together and individually, and getting away from negative, toxic people and situations has been a major focus of ours these past few months! If someone isn’t adding to the quality of our lives in some way by who they are as a person and our interactions with them, we truly have no place for them in our lives! This mindset, which I have developed over the course of the last few years and my husband much more recently, has been completely liberating. Our move has both supported and beautifully aligned with the importance of this ideal in so many ways in the last four months, and it’s been truly amazing to see everything come together in the way that it has. Life is kind of funny like that, you guys!
On the topic of transitional periods of growth— it’s something I really want to dive into deeply on this blog! The energy changes I have been experiencing in 2017, and really since around mid-2016, have been completely life changing. Of course I am still the “same” person, but in some ways, I almost feel like I can’t even say that. I have experienced so much personal exploration, discovery and growth in this season of life, and what a journey it has been (and continues to be)! I have sunk to some of my lowest of lows, including a long and drawn out deep, dark period of intense postpartum depression, and on the flip side, I have become more in touch with the most authentic parts of myself. I am continuing to explore these raw pieces of myself and learning how to express them, integrate them into my daily routines, and really just put myself out there into the world in a way I have never felt comfortable doing. I am hyper-focused on raising my energetic frequencies and have already felt so many shifts within, which has lead to shifts in the world around me— at least as far as my perspective is concerned, and we all know that perspective is everything! It is truly amazing and I am so excited to continue learning, growing, and really coming into myself as a person.
As far as all of this personal exploration is concerned, I would really like to connect with others and discuss such things! From what I’ve seen around me, I’ve come to two possible conclusions: that A) this growth coincides with my age— that many people go through similar experiences solely because of this general age-group. I am 25, and quarter-life crisis is a thing for a reason! So I really question whether this is just a super normal thing that most people go through around this time of their life. My second possible conclusion is B) that it’s a planetary thing— that many people, regardless of age, are experiencing similar periods of growth, self-exploration, and a shifting within. I feel like I’ve heard so many people talking about such things, and I can’t help but wonder if it has more to do with planetary positions than anything else. Honestly, it probably has to do with both, or I’m just totally off here and it doesn’t have to do with any of that- but that would surprise me! If you’re reading this and feel called to do so, please reach out so we can connect and chat about this— I would truly LOVE to discuss our experiences together!
Anyway, this season of growth has so many different aspects to it and I am really hoping to find the mental energy and physical time to discuss it more on this platform because it is such a prevalent theme in my life at the moment. If I’m being honest, creating this blog has been largely fueled by so many of my realizations as a direct result of this personal growth I’ve been reveling in! Each day is different and I have been loving the process— at least for now I am, due to the joyful fact that the dark days are finally seeming to dwindle— with exceptions here and there, of course.
I hope everyone is having a great week. Love & light to each of you, as always!
p.s. — these photos are from our mellow but fun 4th of July, and our first one in Oregon at that! More memories made with our little family ♡︎