Steph Lloyd

Wondering + Wandering


Drawn by the Strange Pull

Confession: I’m a quote collector. Here is a good one I’ve been pondering lately:

Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love.
– Rumi

In the past couple of months I’ve readjusted the amount of time I spend doing things. Besides work, most of my time is spent on things I really want to be doing. That may seem like an easy or obvious thing to do but I’ve always been one to do what I thought I should be doing rather than what I really wanted to be doing. Life is good, and has been great, but I know that with this change in perspective I can build on what I have now to create an even better and more fulfilling life. Part of that change was shutting down my soap business and deciding to put that time and energy towards other things… like working out regularly, reading more often, and relaxing at some point each day. My stress level has gone down significantly and I sleep so much better now. And with my mind being cleared of all that excess, I’ve found that there are tons of things out there that I’m interested in learning and doing. Things that I thought I had no time for. Funny how that works. So not only am I happier and less stressed but I’m also excited for the future and expectant for things to come. I am taking things slow though because I’d really like to understand what I’m doing and why I’m doing it so that it’ll stick. For now, I’m focusing on this new (to me) lifestyle and looking forward to the stress-free holidays.

The photo above is a drive-by of Long Beach. It’s what I see in my mind’s eye whenever I hear Long Beach sung about or mentioned. I’m sure it’s different for the majority of people though. Haha.