I hope everyone is doing well! Last week had been a busy week, and the energies got intense; it kept me from getting much sleep, so that was "fun." On the plus side, I got to hang out with my friends more this week, catching up, enjoying great food (such as BOGO sushi), and witnessing breathtaking views. Life is full of highs and lows, but it can be quite beautiful. I'm super grateful I got to spend time with my two besties.
I woke up pretty sleepy Monday morning, and it was pretty tempting to go back to sleep. Dream recall was rather murky, too. There was some kind of exploration journey I think. Something big was happening. Maybe something/someone/some group was trying to stop others. It's hard to say what specifically transpired. I almost fell back asleep Tuesday morning; I was just so tired when I woke up that it was a struggle opening my eyes and moving. Felt like a lot happened again, but specific details were quite fuzzy. I think there was something about meeting up with a group, but it was hard to say. It was another struggle getting up Wednesday morning; the energies were just so lethargic and a bit heavy. Dream recall was still pretty murky, but I think there was something about editing/tweaking some kind of project. Otherwise, I had no idea what happened.
It wasn't any easier waking up Thursday morning, but I was able to remember more when I woke up. There was something about being at some sort of school. Not sure what for. Chris Luck was there acting as one of the teachers. He mentioned something about his daughters being so much better than he was. I pointed out while each person's choices are ultimately up to them, parents play a big role in molding their perspective and mindset towards life. More happened, and the next thing I knew there was this massive rainstorm. The building started to seriously flood. I was trying to get people to evacuate, but others were hesitating because they hadn't heard from the official higher ups that it was okay to leave. They were fine with trying to barricade doors/windows/openings in hopes that the building wouldn't flood despite the water outside rising to alarming rates very quickly. You could see it quickly rising outside via windows, and it felt like the growing pressure was going to crack and burst the windows. The school seemed to be at the bottom of a hill/valley, so not the ideal place to deal with flooding. I managed to at least somewhat convince some people to leave without getting the official okay. I think some people stayed behind because the rain seemed to let up some, and they were convinced that meant the flooding would stop. I felt it was more a false sense of security and that the rain would come back at any minute. When I was outside and starting to make some distance between me and the school, it seemed to get sunnier, and I spotted groups of what seemed to be young school graduates (maybe elementary school or middle school). More happened, but that's all I could remember once awake.
It was a considerable struggle waking and getting up Friday morning. My body craved more sleep. Dream recall was pretty murky, too, but what I could remember was that I was going on some kind of trip and traveling via plane. I think someone told me that I wasn't meant for marriage and that a lot of the "traditional" would act like a prison for me, like I didn't fit in with what society considers to be normal. Whatever the dream was about was important, though. It was so nice sleeping in Saturday morning; it was like a breath of fresh air. My dream recall was kind of blurry, but what I could remember was getting together this list and editing it for either a blog article or video with Corliss. It felt like a lot more happened and that whatever did happened was pretty significant. I was able to sleep in again this morning, which was heavenly, but dream recall was a complete blur. I wasn't able to remember anything from the dream realm.
It was a fairly chill week of babysitting/tutoring. The boys enjoyed discussing a lot of the normal topics, like video games, anime, theories, funny videos, etc. They were excited about some of the new InuYasha Funko Pops that were coming out. The younger brother had plenty of complaints about his social studies teacher (and if what he said was accurate, I really can't blame him; he certainly didn't sound like a quality teacher that would help students learn, as the younger brother is quite a perfectionist and tries so hard to do the very best he can do). They ended up helping out at a special event called Unified Night Lights, which was described as basically a special-needs Olympics. The older brother was kind of hoping that it would get rained out because he mainly just wanted to relax at home, but he was fine with it when he heard all he would be doing was handing out pizza at dinner. They were quite excited by the prospect of having a 3-day weekend, though, since they're off school on Monday.
Tsuki was her typical goofy, adorable, lovable self, getting into all sorts of antics while looking so stinking cute. It was a week full of chilling, snoozing, snuggling, and play. She was quite excited that I bought her some new toys, but Tsuki was equally happy to play with plastic bags, straws, and other items she found around the house. Tsuki engaged in plenty of shenanigans, trying to sneak up on people and launch herself at them. She so goofy, cuddly, and cute yet ferocious.
Artwork for the week included more diamond art:
New Creativity Chronicles' articles included:
Remember to take time for yourself; give yourself the chance for fun, rest, and relaxation. There will always be things to do, but burning yourself out won't get you anywhere. Yes, it's important to honor your commitments and responsibilities, but health is wealth. If you can't take care of yourself and what you truly value, what's the point of life? Make time for the relationships you cherish. Make room for your hobbies and leisure activities. Prioritize self-care. There's more to life than working and staying busy; make sure your journey is worthwhile and not a miserable trek that drags on and on. You deserve joy, love, kindness, laughter, and fun. Make your story one for the ages, one that you're eager to continue writing every day! Have a wonderful week and stay blessed!
Food for thought for the week: