lighting things up

I'll have to stop choosing a little word for my year, seriously! First there was change, and all these unexpected scary changes landed on top of my family and I. Then it was choose, and all of a sudden I was confronted with some tough choices (and a lot of change). This year it’s light and I’m sure I suffer from the Winter Blues, mild as it may be! This one little word exercise must be jinxed for me! It's gotta be!
How can you go wrong with light? What surprises can come of it? These were questions I asked myself before once again embarking on a little word journey. All the answers came back clear, yeah we’re good Joey, go for it, light is safe. And now this!
There has been good too, though. It’s mainly called Spring and Daylight Saving Time, but I’m sure I can find internal positive changes happening through this little word of mine as well.
Let's see; this year, I want to have a lighter approach to things, feel lighter inside and out, and perhaps even see the light. How cool would that be? I know, awesome, right? So, how am I doing, 5.5 months in? Pretty well, actually. *gently pats self on the back*
I’ve lighten up. This was crucial for me this year. I needed to let go of a few things, and not just items for the charity shop. I needed to be kinder to myself, pause and breathe more often, chill a bit, and drop the seriousness just a tad… or lots! 
As a consequence, I feel lighter. Sadly, this brilliant transformation is only inside, but hey, baby steps, right? I’m more relaxed and chilled and able to put things into perspective. There’s a fair road still to walk, but recognising how far I’ve come already is cool (and motivating, of course!).
I haven’t yet seen the light, but… I must be getting there. Surely, seeing the light is intimately related to all of the above, so it will come to me, eventually. I'm a believer. 
For now, I’ll continue to laugh at myself, feel good about it, and soak up the sunlight as much as possible. You may even mistake me for a sunflower over the next few months. 
Let the light shine on us all!
P.S. – whilst writing this post, I looked up SAD on the NHS pages and don’t think I suffer from it, which is good. Well, maybe just a little bit. The bit where I find it extremely difficult to cope with the darkness of winter, and all the greyness for days on end. Other than that, I’m fine. Oh, and maybe the bit where I really crave ice cream under a blanket. That bit too.


  1. 19 May 2016 / 12:30

    What about sunflower seed ice cream? Thank you for inspiring me. I’ll suggest the making of it to my favourite glacier here in Provence.
    Sending you warm sunshine and magical southern light!

  2. 25 May 2016 / 12:59

    Oh that sounds like a lush flavour! Certainly one that could compete with that divine blood orange 🙂

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