Love Your Life

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Hey lovelies,

So, it’s been awhile. I have been living life, learning new things, and going on adventures. Lots of changes and updates, but I’ll save those for another day. Today I want to talk about what it is to LOVE your life. As many of you know, I’m a bit of a gypsy, which means that I have lived in a lot of cool places.

In the summer of 2013, I moved to the Midwest. I found it very different from where I lived on the West Coast of Canada. For the first couple of years, I struggled to find balance again. I struggled to fit in, to feel connected and eventually, I found myself struggling to love my life. NOT loving my life was a scary feeling for me. 

In the past, when I felt like this, I had a tendency to make a huge move. Yes, I often made a physical location change, but I also made major shifts in my life to reconnect with who I am and how I want to live my life. For the first time in my life, I had no desire to make a major move.

This might sound counter-intuitive, considering the fact that I just talked about how moving to the Midwest was the catalyst for this lack of joy. But as I dug deeper into my soul, as I quieted my mind and checked in with myself, I came to a profound realization; Happiness comes from within.

Don’t go thinking that this is the first time I had heard this statement. Of course, it wasn’t. In fact, I often taught this very philosophy while teaching workshops, leading retreats and during coaching sessions with my clients. What I hadn’t realized was how difficult it is to connect with ou happiness and deeply love our life when we are not supported.

What I hadn’t realized was how difficult it is to connect with our happiness and deeply love our life when we are not supported. When we are lacking community and our family is far away. It is during times like those that we are tested the most.

I did make one physical change; we moved to a serene little acreage. I have my dogs, cats, some chickens and a lovely hot tub to sit and soak under the star lit sky. Although we are still technically in town, our property is totally private which is so soothing for my soul.

Being surrounded by nature, trees, animals and having a creek that flows gently through our land has definitely made each day more beautiful. I am still lacking community connection but life is nothing if it’s not a work in progress.

I spend my days writing, reading, meditating, tending to my animals while managing to enjoy some Kundalini Yoga (one of my passions at the moment) and I am even getting back into sewing and crafting! Having a quiet life filled with nature is healing my soul.

I know it’s been awhile since we connected…I look forward to hearing how you are doing as well!

From my heart to yours,

Joy

  1. View from my hot tub 2 my puppy Bindi (now 1 year old) 3 my backyard brood of hens and my cat, Jack.

6 Comments Add yours

  1. Bare Beach Bum says:

    Yay! You are back!

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    1. Joy says:

      🙂 It seems so, lol!

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  2. Kevin says:

    So glad to see you back! I’ve missed your writings. Any plans for a horse on your new land?

    (fyi your email is bouncing).

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    1. Joy says:

      Hey, YES! We are getting two rescues (a gelding quarter horse and a pony) in the spring. We don’t have as much land as planned (just over 2 acres) but our connecting neighbor will allow us to ride on his property. I think my email joy@tantrachick.com is working now though it was down for quite some time. Thanks for checking in! We will have to catch up soon! – From my heart to yours, Joy

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      1. Kevin says:

        Well glad you are still around and doing well. Email is still bouncing, just tried. 😦

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      2. Joy says:

        I just checked another DNS issue grr. laptopdiva@yahoo.com is another email I use. Feel free to email me on that one 🙂

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