Rose-Colored Glasses

Normally, I participate in “Stream of Consciousness Sunday”, hosted by Fadra of The idea is to type for 5 minutes, a brain dump of sorts, and then to publish without editing the writing at all. I’ve skipped a couple of weeks, due to our big move from South Carolina to Texas, and my subsequent creativity slump. I’m glad to be back this week!

I’ve really found myself struggling with my blog lately. My love for it hasn’t diminished one bit, but I find that I am more careful about what I want to write. I spent a lot of time developing my ability to appreciate the little things, those fine moments in every day that make all of the hard things worth going through. Trying to keep a pair of rose-colored glasses handy has helped my mental health tremendously over the past couple of years.

Unfortunately, I seem to have misplaced my rose-colored glasses in the move. I’d really like them back, but every time I think I might have found them, some little something gets in the way and moves them a little further out of my reach.

I had gotten into the habit of writing daily, and I really enjoyed that, so it is my personal goal for September to get my act together and post more, like I used to. I can’t promise it will all be rosy and enlightened, but I can promise that I am moving in that direction.

Now… where did I put those darn glasses?!

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I'm Heather, a married mama of two teen girls, a stillborn baby girl (7/1/12), and a sweet and wild preschool girl (4/2/14). I've been blogging at The Destiny Manifest since 2001. I like to write about appreciating all of the beautiful little things that surround us, particularly in the face of grief, infant loss and mental health issues. Every day is an adventure!

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  • FadraN

    Congrats on your move! There must be so much going on in your brain that it’s not hard to believe that it’s tough getting back into a routine. I do find that the more I write, the more the writing juices flow. Keep it up!

  • As a Texan, welcome to Texas!! Moving is hard everytime. Give yourself time to be adjusted.

  • mommyhoodnextright

    lol! Love this post! I often misplace my rose-colored glasses, too, but always do eventually find them. Congratulations on your move!

  • Good Girl Gone Green

    Oh we are moving from Montreal, Canada to dallas/fort worth in 3 weeks with a 10 month old….sigh. Where are you in Texas?

    I hope you find your glasses and keep the writing up. Our lives arent perfect, so if your posts are always uplifting or perfect tha is ok!

  • I think everyone goes thru a patch where we struggle with out blogs.  When you find your rose colored glasses check to see if mine are there too. 

  • rosesdaughter

    I’m looking for my rose colored glasses.  I think the baby has them hidden in his stash……

  • Thanks Fadra! My brain has been in a constant state of “remember to do this and this and this” for weeks. It’s finally calming down and just in time too, as far as I’m concerned!

  • Thank you for the welcome, Elyse! 🙂

  • Thank you! I swear I will find those glasses, if it’s the last thing I do! 😉

  • LOL this was a fun post. If you are anything like me, writing every day is therapeutic and will help you think things through.  I hope things settle down soon for ya 🙂

  • I’m glad to hear it’s not just me! I’ll keep an eye out for your glasses too! 😉

  • Maybe the baby grabbed mine too… or more likely, my 10-year old thought they were “cool” and claimed them for her own. 😉

  • Thank you Annie! I feel much more “in the swing of things” just since posting this… reading comments… I feel more at home on my own blog than I have since before we moved. 🙂

  • Melisa_Smithwick1

    I did my one month of writing every day and then had a month where I barely posted. I was just telling myself I needed to get back into a groove. 

  • I know how you feel. I’ve been struggling too because of everything that’s been going on here. If you happen to find a 2nd set of those glasses, be sure to send me a pair!

  • You’ve got a lot to deal with right now too, Crystal… I know you need the glasses as much as I do. ((hugs))