Taking a big, deep breath… Let’s get spicy and do the thing in November!

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When you notice that I am posting even more frequently in November (hopefully). You’ll see that you, too, can join in. I will be participating in Nano Poblano, “the World’s Least Official Blog-Everyday-November Challenge.” Nothing gets me motivated like something that isn’t officially, official-official, and really has the spirit of community, teamdom, and freedom. We all want to have fun. Here’s the official link. Especially if you are already a regular every day blogger, and want to reach more people, and participate more as well – go sign up!

Nothing says “potential over-commitment” like Jupiter conjunct Sun in Scorpio – so I thought it’d be a great time (or worst time) to take a deep dive. You get it, folks, I decided to go for the swim! Isn’t it exciting!? That said, considering my away-from-the-blog work/life/family balance, it should be an equally busy season off-blog. My throat already feels scratchy and my lymph nodes feel swollen, so why don’t we do it?! I’m gonna enjoy this, or at least enjoy trying! Oh, and the self-care… that’ll happen. ย ๐Ÿ™‚

Blogging, for me, brings together my favorite things art, celebration, exploration, empowerment, and meditation, and growing together. I need the calm to balance the excitement. I need the bland to balance the spicy. I need the deep-discussions to balance the light-hearted whimsy. I need my own commitment to my writing/art/astro/photography space getting out there, and I need it to be okay when I don’t make it out the gate, or I just hide under the blankets.

This is my home beyond me. This is where I live, and I intend to keep decorating, or louse it up, whatever is my choice. If you stick around for my posts, I thank you all in advance for supporting me and my self-expression, as it ebbs and flows, changes and grows.

Gosh, all ya’all please join us, here!

33 thoughts on “Taking a big, deep breath… Let’s get spicy and do the thing in November!

  1. Ah! Ka!! Wow!!!
    You go girl!! It is important to stretch ourselves in ways that let that expression flourish. Good luck…have fun…enjoy!
    Sending lots of love…and I want to say that your words in this post…the way you describe your connection to blogging…ARE WONDERFUL!!!
    Much light โค

    1. Hi ๐Ÿ‘‹ Lorrie!
      Part of the fun with this is I donโ€™t know what I signed up for. Itโ€™ll help me get through some of the other stuff in my life that Iโ€™ve got going on. The spirit of the season is cheery for me this year and being busy can create lots of unwanted stress. I found myself saying to myself โ€œnext yearโ€ for Nano Poblano, but then I remembered that I said that to myself last year, so the Astrology and my feelings support this! Itโ€™s time! ๐Ÿ™‚ Well signing up is just some of it. I donโ€™t expect Iโ€™ll make every post, but as you say โ€œstretchโ€ goal. Itโ€™s amazing what we can do when we donโ€™t even realize we are doing it! Hah! Thank you for being here, in spirit and in all ways! Much Love to you, Ka

      1. ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ
        Have fun with it, La! You will find out great things about the challenge and about yourself!
        Enjoy…and remember to honor yourself ,๐Ÿ’œ

  2. how wonderful you’ll be sharing even more
    of your spicy recipes for happiness
    & living heartfully, dear Ka!
    i’ll considering signing on
    a little more often to partake ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you, David
      I’m just trying to keep myself
      inspired. I’m not sure I’ll be able to
      make the whole challenge, but I’d like to
      try and see what happens. Your presence
      is always welcome, in whatever capacity. There’s
      always the possibility of joining Nano Poblano as well,
      if you want.
      Much Love, Ka

    1. I admire you for saying that, Dani! I admire your spirit! I almost most certainly canโ€™t manage it this year, but Iโ€™m just gonna try. ๐Ÿ™‚ I am already overwhelmed, and I just want to take things day to day. The last year I didnโ€™t do it, or try. I also have a number of very big, stressful events going on right now, so Iโ€™m just going to see if this helps.

      1. We have another November wedding and honestly I have been struggling with depression as of late. I am in the process of trying to find a new job, and struggling with feelings of worthlessness. If I had it more together I would definitely do it. I admire you. ๐Ÿ™‚

      2. This is a tough time of the year for many of us and for various reasons, I want to send you a big big big HUG ๐Ÿค— I am SO wishing the best for you in your upcoming activities with the wedding and send all my best with you for the job. These are all aspects of our lives that can really rock our core. Know that you are loved. ๐Ÿ’— Thank you for sharing your heart, Dani. I hope you feel a little bit lightened, and the coming days get easier. In the meantime, you arenโ€™t alone with the struggle.

  3. Wonderful you have joined in with this this year Ka.. and oh if only I could find the time to blog every day, and keep up with everyone else.. Wishing you well my friend in your writing experience.. And agree WP is my front room where I sit and have wonderful conversations with friends over every subject under the Sun..
    Good Luck, you won’t need it and look forward to seeing what transcribes.. โค HUGS to you
    Love Sue xxx โค

    1. Hi Sue –
      I signed up before I even realized I did it. That’s how a lot of things go, when they just happen to happen ๐Ÿ˜€ Like that sentence I just wrote. ๐Ÿ˜€ I never feel like i can keep up with everyone, ever. In fact, I fail at it very miserably. Honestly, I fail to keep up with myself and what I need to be doing. But, that is okay. At present, my list of things to concentrate on is longer than is comfortable for me, and I’m sure that I won’t be able to perform as I would like. That said, if I am honest with myself, my blog would have never happened if I would have waited until I was actually ready to blog. Now mind you, I’m still all for supporting people and their needs and boundaries. That’s just the thing with life, lots fluctuates and changes. Our capacities can surprise us.

      We are really fortunate that our experiences don’t really ever stay the same. I think we want things to be linear, in terms of visioning progress. It’s what society impresses upon our minds with thoughts of profit margins and ways to grow. We want to see “big” progress. But, it’s the little things, the little steps, and the connections that we make that really prove themselves. I love that, it’s like the real beauty in life does all the work itself. We are fortunate to be participants at whatever capacity. I was joking with a colleague recently when I said, “I keep trying to throw the towel in, but the towel gets thrown back to me.” Actually, I wasn’t joking, I was probably closer to tears. Let’s see if I even make it to day 1, Sue… That, in my mind, will be an accomplishment.
      Wishing you a wonderful rest of your weekend,
      Ka

      1. The thing is you are doing, and doing your best at what ever is all that matters Ka.. And oh so had a belly full of tears recently my self. so much so I had my regular acupuncture therapist concentrate on my emotions to calm them down, so open am I recently.. But I am driven too, to share, and often find myself giving of me instead of through me, if you understand.. I pour my heart and soul into things, even projects I start and like to finish them.. I was asked to submit a recipe on a blog some weeks ago now, I said I would , that is what I am working on tonight.. Which is why I should learn to say that little word more often.. lol..
        I know we will be amazed at what ever you bring to us in November .. Take care my sweet friend.. xx

  4. It is my home too. I have been a bad neighbor โค I wish I could but November is my last month of classes at ASU, so lots of projects and writing too do. Yall have fun, and I am with you in spirit.

    You are a special lot all! โค
    Sindy

    1. Sindy,
      Iโ€™ve always โ€œfeltโ€ you. Lol.
      Youโ€™ve been a good neighbor! You have lots on your plate, too! I know you are with in spirit for sure! We can do this! School is busy and challenging, and Iโ€™m losing my inspiration for the grind. My participation is more about celebrating whatever the outcome is, one day at a time. Whatโ€™s in life comes and goes…knowing we have each in both success and failure… or even a mixed result. I know that you will have a wonderful last term!
      Thank you for sister love, ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿค—
      Ka

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