I love to create. I am on a journey to become more than I am. I also believe in accepting who I have been. I am A BEING first and foremost that celebrates my messy humanness. I enjoy Sociology and the study of the world we create, however the study of the individual mind and psychology appeal to me even more. When we combine responsibility, humour, compassion, wisdom and love of the simple, we have the innate privilege of re creating alternatives to the injustices of the world. I feel these issues can be as small as 'cultural mummy guilt' and as big as 'world wide poverty' and that when we embrace our collective grief, pain and mistakes, we learn from them. When we tell our stories we help create the world we live in and it's tougher to fall into pluralistic innocence. I believe we must be the good...or as Gandhi challenges, "We must be the change we wish to see in the world."
I am a woman who drowns oceans (click). I often find myself watching the world with glittering eyes. "And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." - Roald Dahl. I believe in the magic that is life. I desire to live this quote, "You must habit yourself to the dazzle of your light and every moment of your life."- Walt Whitman. I encompass a lot of dazzle amongst some darkness. Other descriptors of mine: bohemian decorator, movie quoter, lover of the simple life, mother, wife, Dyspraxic learner (click) , friend, rebel, holistic health practitioner, scorpio, INFJ (click), intuit, lymie, paradox, vulnerable soul and Aspie (click). Our family is on the spectrum with Asperger's Syndrome/ Autism in the children and I. While I will have posts to promote better understanding about autism/ being autistic and to show the unique way I see the world, this blog is more focused on varied posts about the World We Create in compassion, consideration and understanding. Autism is included in this but not the totality. Mindsets change. Posts that I may have written previously show that growth in some instances and growth still is needed in other perspectives of mine. I like earthy themes but also love beautifully made materials too. My husband and best friend say that the most accurate descriptor of me is that I am a paradox. Hopefully this fact does not complicate too many of my posts:) I think this paradox is pronounced a bit more perhaps possibly because my highly empathetic, perspective taking INFJ persona is mixed with my highly rational, logical Aspie sense of self. This makes interesting contradictions. I don't believe labels are boxes but instead jumping off points to understanding and belonging.
My first loves (besides my family and my self- yes myself...I firmly believe self love enables the love of others) are music, nature, Broadway, reading and expressing creativity. I wish I could have the voice of Keren Carpenter, the role of Elphaba, the audacity of John Lennon, the talent of Darren Criss, the humour of Amy Poehler and the disposition of Audrey Hepburn, but I am also content with who I am, admiring these people from afar. I am a lover of stories; Gene Kelly dancing in the rain, Audrey making a funny face or selling flowers, Belle exploring the castle, Anne adoring Green Gables, Rory reading her books, Lorelei parenting the way I do:), Paris making her fabulously blunt and quirky statements, Elphaba defying gravity, Thor...being THOR, Galadriel bestowing gifts, Annie playing basketball (Father of the Bride), Celia in "The Help", Mia crooning her Audition on La La Land, Marilyn Monroe singing passionately about diamonds, Hermione Granger conjuring spells, Regina gorgeous and sneering whilst wearing fantastic outfits (Once Upon A Time) or Gilbert forever loving Anne so simply...these moments take the true soul of my self and express it with poignant perfection. I am very passionate about pursuing understanding and growth. I believe in changing my mind and having the strength to walk away from what no longer heals. I prefer being eccentric with moments of depth and perception thrown in.
I had a private blog with a loyal following. This space is for the posts I feel comfortable sharing. I average 2-6 posts a month. The archive is worth exploring for topics relevant today or if you are curious about Autism/Aspergers, INFJ, or any self help posts.
I hope this space empowers either by inspiration, friendship, encouragement, challenge, healing or perhaps simply by being journeyers together. You are my companion in this world we create. We are intentional souls travelling onward. Thanks for walking and creating with me. May you go forward to create the unique beauty only your soul is able to give.
and this one:
This is a song that describes my family life by Steve Tyrell. Our family calls it our "Autumn song" because Autumn is our season that we tend to tuck in and really savour all of our beautiful life.