The past few weeks have been littered with days that just feel…blah. Overwhelming. Full of too much coulda woulda shoulda. And leaving me feeling weary and emotional, dry spiritually and uncertain how to fix it or how to move forward.
Life isn’t rainbows and perfection. There are low and high seasons and while I prefer the latter, what I do know is that there’s purpose in both. I know I’m going to experience learning + growth in this.
I’ve been screenshotting things to saturate my mind with and settle my soul. Maybe if you’re in a similar spot or feeling in a funk these will be helpful for you too. And if you’re not, share your vibes in the comments and come back tomorrow 🙂
Finding purpose and rest in New York right now is hard. The grind of the city feels so overwhelming some days. These words help.
Kylie posted this on her blog at one point and I saved it. It’s so very true. And so freeing.
I talk a lot about gentleness with my clients and it’s something I’m trying to focus on a lot right now. Asking myself “how can be gentle with myself today?” or “am I being gentle with myself or am I bullying myself?”
Breathe in. the. fresh. air. And be grateful.
It takes daily intention and energy to release the pressure to live up to other’s expectations. I heard on a podcast once the question to ask is…”says WHO?” Like….who is making this expectation? Do what you want to do. Those above words have resonated deeply this week.
Because baking to me is therapeutic and sometimes…you just need a cupcake. And that’s okay too.
emily vardy says
Thanks, I needed those, I think.
i love your honest heart 🙂 <3 I'm somewhat in a similar season & I find myself surrounding myself with these types of words. I recently found one "CLING TO WHAT IS GOOD"… so every time I feel overwhelmed I remember that 🙂
love that too katie 🙂
Hannah Chapman says
So relevant right now, I’ve been feeling the same and just trying to grind through; thank you for your endless inspiration and light in the world Robyn 🙂
I hope you stop and breathe and savor in the midst of the grind – I feel you girl 🙂 xo
Love the quotes. I find baking therapeutic as well. Saying a prayer for you today.
thank you marsha <3
Carrie this fit chick says
Wow you nailed it for me today. Having a tough morning and week in general. We got this together 🙂
Paige Wieman says
This set well with my soul today. I needed this as I am also in a very unsettling place in my life right now..also I find baking incredibly therapeutic.. and putting all of my technology away, sitting outside on my porch and reading a good book or just soaking up nature.. (I might steal your “unplug” after a certain time idea.
oh that sounds so dreamy – a porch!!
Amber @ Bloom Nutrition Therapy says
These are such great reminders. The Be Gentle one really hit me today and I needed to hear it! Thank you!
Gosh, you are just the best. Your posts always seem to come at just the right moment. I LOVE that you have increased your posting schedule!
I will say that first quote didn’t sit well with me personally…I am seriously struggling with “staying put” right now. I don’t like my “good” job, I am realizing my relationship is damaging, and I am frayed from city life. I am staying put because I do feel that I am growing personally and professionally, and I’m terrified to make moves, but gosh…at what point do you go? And WHERE?
I am certainly in need of one of those cupcakes! Thank you so much for always posting honestly and from the heart—you bring encouragement to so many even though you may not feel it yourself. Hope you realize that!
I so resonate with your tension between staying put and knowing when to make moves — I think you will know and sometimes something being really scary means you should in fact step out in faith trusting it will all work out. Thinking of you!!
My favorite quote for when I am feeling how you are feeling is this:
“Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.”
Thank you for always being open and honest about where you’re at. It’s refreshing.
ohhhh I love that Trista. Saving it <3
Laura McRae says
Robyn, I very much relate to your words, and I am thankful for your honesty. As a somewhat newlywed, we have been married 2 years, I truly believe marriage brings many beautiful blessings but it also brings new challenges and struggles. There are many in “unchartered waters” to learn to navigate both physically and emotionally. I have learned I must run to the Lord cpnstantly and seek wisdom from women who are ahead of me in this journey of my life. There is so much encouragement in community. Much love and many blessings!
so much unchartered territory over here! Thank goodness for the cross <3
Robyn – this post really resonated with me. I am an extreme creature of habit & this past couple of weeks has been filled with good, but still overwhelming, life changes. It’s left me feeling weary, more emotional, and just not quite like myself. But I agree that there’s growth & learning to come from this. I’m grateful for this season & am making a conscious effort to practice grace. Lots of love to you! ❤️
I’m thinking of you Miley – hang in there! xo
Love your honesty Robyn! This post in particular has really resonated with me this week and is EXACTLY what I needed to hear!
Love this! And that last pic just gave me a serious funfetti craving lol. Hugs to you Robyn! <3
me too…funfetti is my FAV
Courtney Coulter says
LOVE THIS, ESPECIALLY THE “AM I BULLYING MYSELF?” I OFTEN NEED THE REMINDER TO BE GENTLE TO MYSELF, THANK YOU!
We are so hard on ourselves! <3