6.01.2014

i heard it takes twenty one days



today is the first of june and i'm finally ready to write again. actually, i've been ready to write for days, but my life as a "mover" {not as a "writer} has taken priority over everything else.

we've slept in our temporary loft apartment now for five nights and surprisingly, we've slept really well. there are new noises, shadows, locks and light switches to get used to, but just like our other moves, we're making it feel like home. it doesn't smell like us yet, which might sound odd, yet i think you know what i mean. the building we're in was built in the 1850's and there are corners and hallways that smell old and a few places that just smell, well... not like us. maybe like the previous tenants. but it's getting there. we filled the kitchen air yesterday with stir fried veggies...a mixture of mushrooms, sweet potatoes, zucchini, onions, garlic and chicken…and that was wonderfully comforting.

even after all the purging we did ahead of time, i've still unpacked a few things wondering what i was thinking. how many washcloths does a person really need…and the old washcloths and towels too grungy to use anymore and now considered rags, yep…i have too many of those, too.

now that we're settled, or at least feeling like we can focus again, i want to write. i want to write a lot and often. everyday if i can. it might not always be here, as i have hundreds of journals just waiting for words {ask the movers, they'll verify the box they moved and how heavy it was} but i know that the words i let fall onto and soak into all of the lined and unlined  paper just waiting to be loved on, will eventually turn into words here, too.

i've heard often that it takes 21 days for something to become a habit and that's not really the truth. on average, it takes 66 days before a new behavior becomes automatic. {james says so in this fun to read page} so hopefully in 66 days, me writing something somewhere everyday will become my new habit. it's so much healthier than all those other habits you hear about. snort.

8 comments:

  1. this place is lovely and so calm. i love the photos too, as always. good luck with your new home :) and where did you get those ravishing pictures that you use as links to instagram and pinterest?!!

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  2. love it! Love that quote at the top right. I need my husband to read that and try to understand.... sigh....
    so glad you are off to a good start. congratulations

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  3. Welcome to your new home both online and in what sounds like a lovely loft apartment. So exciting to follow along and hear what is new and different.

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  4. Wow, good for you Beth. Good luck on your new blog and hope you settle in to your new (but temporary) living space. Promise to check-in again soon.

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  5. Change is so rarely welcome but so frequently needed. I can't wait to read more of your comforting words.

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  6. Enjoying your new home here and looking forward to further visits.

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  7. Welcome to your new space. Breath, write, be well. 💗

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  8. Congratulations on the move, your new look and new ventures! Yes, no matter where you write, the writing matters! I'm glad you'll still be writing here!

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