People wonder where I get my energy from.
I wish I knew. Because if I did, then I would bottle it up and monetize that stuff for $47 a bottle! 😉
But what I do know is that when you feel a zest for life, and you’ve got things that energize you, makes you feel excited and passionate…. that, my friends, is key!
But this week……my energy was zapped!
Things took a turn for the worse at my “day job” this week.
Yes, it’s true. And this, folks, is why…..Yep, all these reasons right here. Especially #5. LOL
I was one foot away from the unemployment line. And I was oddly excited about that. 🙂
(Finally the excuse I needed to blog full-time….??!!!)
But my husband, my responsibilities, and….well…my husband, talked me into staying. At least temporarily until I have a big colorful spreadsheet in hand showing him that we won’t be homeless two months later. LOL
So that stress robbed me of my zest for DIY and I accomplished very little this week.
But don’t you worry, friends! I’ve got the fabric pulled off of those beautiful thrifted chairs I found and I’m hoping to finish them up this week! Full steam ahead here at Thrift Diving!
I started something a couple weeks ago called Freestyle Fridays, and (ahem) someone didn’t post last Friday. The idea is that I can take off from DIY and thrift and just talk about whatever I want. So today I wanted to share with you a poem I wrote called Zestful Life, about living with passion and seeing through the storm. It’s sooo fitting for me this week, huh? 😉
I ask myself if I am normal,
This zestful spirit moving my limbs,
Fluid beats soaking my ears and skin,
Rhythmic motions vibrating my body, akin to
a melodic convulsion.
It’s a compulsion, really.
This need to dance, to move,
to drink it in, and groove
to the beat of life,
High, thinking everything’s goin’ be aight,
This desire to grab it by the horns
and ride it to past 8 seconds,
While the world shuffles past me,
faces full of complaints and scorn,
But LIFE pulses through my veins,
And I relish in the fact
That nothing remains the same,
That today is an opportunity for change,
And I am responsible to create this life–to hell with lamenting and blame.
This zestful spirit makes me yearn for distant lands,
Rough terrain, as well as golden sands,
To experience new sensations and tastes,
Sipping its sweetness, not slurping in sloppy haste.
But…what if I am just naïve?
Not seeing the millions suffering from loss and disease?
Or those trapped in an unbalanced life, who are unable to see the forest for
How can I stand here and act like LIFE should be a happy fairy tale,
Deluded by my erroneous perception that their life is stale?
They’re in pain.
Feeling weighed down by the never-ending “SAME.”
Wanting sunshine, but tormented by thunderstorms–torrential rain.
But the beauty of LIFE is that above the clouds, the sun is forever shining,
And the clouds eventually dissipate with perfect timing.
In reality, this zestful life is inherent in all,
It’s just a matter of finding balance and threads of happiness,
And into place everything will fall.
How’s your week been going, by the way? Leave a comment below and let me know what’s good in your world! Are you ready for the holidays?