A few days ago I went up to my room to take a nap. I was exhausted, and thought once my head hit the pillow I would be out like a light. It was not the case. For some time now, maybe even a month, I have had this lingering feeling that "something" was building inside of me. It left me feeling antsy, and confused as to what I needed to be doing. Everything inside of me pointed towards action but I had no clue where to begin...
Until I laid down for my nap and my head exploded with the entire basis for a children's book. A short story on teaching happiness in its simplest form to toddlers. Everything spilled out of my mind faster then I could process. And I laid wide awake for at least an hour mulling over what was circling my brain. These thoughts had become their own entity. As I observed them I realized my body had lessened some of the tension it had been harboring. I felt lighter, and happier. Was this what had been building up for so long? I wasn't quite sure but I took action immediately.
I have learned to trust and deeply love my intuition. It has lead me to many beautiful people and experiences. And it has also lead me away from people and experiences I should not be a part of. The times I have ignored my intuition, were times I had kicked myself later. I now know strongly to follow what my "gut" tells me.
Now this is not me telling you that I have written some form of amazing book that will make me rich. In fact I think I may be too shy to show it to anyone really. However, the simple fact that I took action on a large free roaming thought made me feel good. I got to writing, to planning, to typing. and finished the entire 18 page (child like pages, of course) book in a little over an hour. And I plan on working on this until it looks like a real book. Right now it sits on my laptop waiting for the next step.
By following my intuition and not just fighting my brain for sleep, I released a months worth of pent up "ick". I filled my cup by following my own path. I listened to myself and in turn brought joy that gave me the power to go forward in my parenting and my pregnancy with a newly charged battery. I took the time to do something for me, and only me. I was creative and spontaneous. While the story has been sitting dormant for a few days now, I still feel so accomplished. I love this feeling!
On another note I am even more inspired now that I stumbled across this amazing DIY blog! This couple makes me want to buy a home and completely gut it just to remodel things I have no idea how to do!