I am pleased to inform you that the gates to Everyday Wonderland are now open ✨
You’re invited to join my weekly accountability club for finding magic where you already are, away from screens.
Everyday Wonderland is a celebration of the adventures awaiting us in our daily lives. The difference between living like a wizard vs a muggle is how we choose to interpret our surroundings.
You see, even wizards have homework.
Harry and his friends live a semblance of a normal life I could relate to, but dressed up in a castle with magic spells. They still had essays to write, but on parchment with quill pens.
We live under the illusion that adventure will show up and whisk us away one day. Why wait for that day, when you can invite adventure into your daily life now?
Everyday Wonderland is the fundamental stage of heroine training: training your mind to believe that you do have time, you can have adventures, and your are the protagonist of your story. You can start this very minute.
P.S. This month’s theme is fun. The gates are open for four days only.
I’ve been reading about how Saturn is in retrograde. Old challenges are resurfacing, and it’s hard, but the purpose is to make sure we’ve learned from them.
I take comfort in astrology as validation for my experience – that I’m not the only one feeling this way. These challenges have meaning: they are part of my heroine’s journey. They are opportunities to grow, as long as I choose to see them that way.
Thank you to Julie Everett for introducing me to the complexity of astrology (hire her to read your natal chart!), and to Lee Coleman’s article on Astrology.com detailing how Saturn Retrograde affects each sign.
content warning: depression
I heard that it’s mental health awareness week.
I mean to look up these kinds of weeks so I’m ready to contribute.
When I was diagnosed with severe depression in 2014, my very first thought was this: if I can get through this, I can write about it, and maybe that can help someone else.
I’m doing much better now.
But nearly a year ago, I wrote about mental health because I felt like I needed to. Even though it hurt. A woman I admired committed suicide, and I wanted to say something. Writing that essay nearly killed me.
This week, I want to say something, but am better acquainted with my own mental health. Sometimes I’m up for speaking, and sometimes I must wait.
Usually when I say to be your own heroine, I mean to live your story in your own way. Today, I am reminded of another meaning of heroine – one who saves people. Today being my own heroine means saving myself.
In attempting to bow out of saying something, I suppose I’ve said something after all.
I’ve been paying attention to my seasons of creating.
Sometimes I need silence and sometimes I need conversation.
Sometimes stillness, sometimes movement. ✨
P.S. This tiny essay was first published on Instagram.