Friday, April 28, 2017

#AtoZChallenge - X is for XVII

Every year, the X-post for A to Z falls on or around the 28th, and that is our wedding anniversary. So, regardless of the theme, I always post something about being married to the most wonderful man in the world :)

My husband and I have been married for 17 years, today. I love him to bits, he is my best friend and he knows me through and through.

He often stimulates me to take better care of myself too :) Given that he has the Sylvia manual in his head, he only needs one look at me to say, "Oh really? You feel good? Hm. Your face says something different."

Having a partner who has your back and who does everything for you is such a blessing :) Sharing my life with him is such a joy, and I can't wait for the adventures that our life together will bring. And non-adventurous days :)

Because even on the most boring of days, I am glad that we chose each other to be boring with :)

Thursday, April 27, 2017

#AtoZChallenge - W is for Writing

I had another topic in mind for today, but, no matter how hard I try, I can't write a blog post about walking.

I need to write about writing.

Writing is my passion. A day where I haven't written anything at all feels like a lost day for me, even when the writing is only for five minutes.

It is my passion.

And in that passion, I need to keep reminding myself of something I have discovered when creativity was the topic du jour in this A to Z journey.



This quote has been with me ever since. It has been my guide, and even on days where I felt really low, I wrote my blog posts and my poetry. I kept journaling and worked on other projects.

And I take better care of myself. Last night for instance, we were supposed to go to the movies. But, my asthma went haywire during the day and I said I couldn't go.

It feels like a big bummer, because I wouldn't go see a movie I have been looking forward to for ages.

But I took care of myself. And that is a bloody victory.

So much so, that I am here writing about it, while I was supposed to write about walking :)

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

#AtoZChallenge - V is for Vulnerability



















The older I get
The more vulnerable
I am daring to be

I don't care any longer
About if people will think
I am a complete weirdo

All I care about is
Letting go so I can create
And then, letting go again

It feels like I am clearing
Space for me, by releasing
All my pent up emotions

And in my fragile state
I can see that, actually
Vulnerability is strength
 

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