29 April 2010

stream of consciousness.


recently it's been a bit too rainy for my taste. i hope that means more may flowers. the other day it was sprinkling hail as though someone up there was ripping up sheets of styrofoam. benji picked a hail piece off his jacket and stared in amazement. it was pretty cute. recently i've felt like there are a million things i've gotta do. am excited about the prospects for summer. i really do love idaho in the summer. it makes all this wind and rain worth it. i wonder what it once felt like to feel bored. speaking of blah, i broke up with dooce again. she is clever and witty but i never ever feel content after reading her blog, no matter how pretty it looks. am continually attempting to learn to go with the good and out with the bad in life. there is really no time for wasting time on the un-fun, the un-awesome, the un-inspiring. there are so many widgets we allow inside our brains, i want to make sure i am housing the best of the best. i want the majority of my marta pie chart to be good and strong and thoughtful and generous. more happiness, less whiny. more charity, less garbage. more love, less drama. which is why i must break my habit of the real housewives addiction. i am still learning how to manage my time wisely. i have a love/hate relationship with deadlines. i seem to want to blog more when one is approaching. go figure. in other news i emailed a friend on tuesday and admitted that i'm reinventing myself this week. so far, so good. reading scriptures, making bed, saying prayers. the basics should be habitual by now. am trying to pour a bit more meaning into my life. everything can be so hum drum sometimes. must take charge of life. every single day. make the decision, be a little better today than you were yesterday. oh and a thousand thanks for the airplane information. i knew i could count on you. i have a big list to make for packing essentials. am excited. midnight posts are always awesome. i love seeing if anyone is reading at this crazy hour. even though i'm much too antsy to sleep, i am off to bed. am planning to wake up to a whole new me.


stream of consciousness is my favorite type of writing practice. you put the pen to the page and let it all pour out until the timer stops. try it. you'll be hooked. like fresh peach cobbler.

28 comments:

katherine said...

Definitely! Yes! "more happiness, less whiny. more charity, less garbage. more love, less drama". And "must take charge of life. every single day. make the decision, be a little better today than you were yesterday", struck a chord with me. That was a great stream Marta. : )

christine said...

the first picture is my favorite. Its gorgeous.

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Lydia said...

Hello!

I agree completely with your senitiments. Thank you for putting it in your words. I am reading while you are sleeping, in Belgium. :) Have a glorious day!

Lydia

cropstar said...

Ah! Dearest Marta, I love your goodness! I love this post (and every little thing about your blog). So timely as I've been considering the same changes for good in my life (ie- making the basics habits). Thanks for the motivation!

Eeny said...

Great post, Marta.
And I love that picture of Benji in the rear mirror. So cute.

Johanna said...

stream of consciousness posts are often my favourite types to read. easy. fun. real.

Feather said...

okay, can we just talk about dooce for a minute? you totally hit the nail on the head with that one. i, too, have broken up with dooce on more than one occasion although i never thought of it that way. i love her style, love her wit...but you are right--it just doesn't fit into the inspiration i'm looking for. you are so right. 'nuff said.
i'm also looking forward to the idaho summer. lovely times around here.
loveyour stream of consciousness. i might have to give that a whirl. although your name for it is so eloquent, i'd be more likely to call it thought vomit!

Hil said...

Agreed. I vote for a more simple, meaningful life! That is the main reason why I have been on my internet purge lately. I never have jumped on the dooce bandwagon, but I do strive to only have good, inspirational blogs in my reader... like yours!

Love the post.. and I want some peach cobbler!!

poo kah loo said...

honest! thank you!
mefi

Hannah said...

I tried to read dooce once. I agree. I leave feeling worse than when i came. Not worth my time.

I, too, am in the process of "reinventing myself." It is funny how, when I am just going with the motions, I forget the simple, most important things. I just live to survive rather than live well. I am sure it will be a continual effort for me.

Abby said...

Great post, great picture. Love your marta pie chart line. My goal has been to try and spend more quality time with the kids. Have fun at bathtime, read books, play games outside. Instead of counting down the minutes until they go to sleep and I can get my stuff done. I notice on nights when I do this everything flows better. Great words of inspiration from you to help keep me on this path and remember what's important.

Travelin'Oma said...

I woke up to snow, and I felt like someone hit the rewind button and we'd gone back to February. I needed a place to recharge, and sitting by your stream did the trick!

caitlin said...

Agreed. I did this about a year ago. Only let in the good, there's just not room for anything that doesn't make me feel great.

MakingTime said...

I agree, it is fun to follow a stream of consciousness! I do read dooce, but I can see what you mean. Honestly, no blogger is perfect for me every single day, but if you never (or rarely) leave feeling you've gained something, then it's time to call it off, I guess. :)

My favorite new (to me) blog is Pleasant View Schoolhouse http://pleasantviewschoolhouse.blogspot.com/. I almost *always* leave there feeling refreshed. And, well, I have a blog... I aim for heartwarming but humorous most days. :). http://whattherestimefor.typepad.com

I hope today was as inspired as you hoped!

(I've been reading since your blogging business week thing (sorry I forget the name of it!), which was great, but I don't think I've commented before.)

crissy said...

A news story about dooce is what started my interest in blogging, but I've never been a regular on her site. I've clicked over to it a couple of times, but I can't stay for long. I always leave feeling annoyed. Her blog just doesn't entertain me.
Frequent evaluation of our lives, and what we subject ourselves to, is the only way to ensure we're doing and taking in the best things for ourselves.
Lovely post, Marta : )

Ashley said...

I feel like I'm in the same boat right now. Trying to fill my life with the good and positive and cut out negative things. Blogging is a great way to vent and find someone that can commiserate when we feel like we are the only one who has it hard. But I find I gravitate to blogs, like yours, that freshen my perspective and remind me of the tender mercies of everyday life. Thanks for your lovely words. I know I can always find a daily dose of sunshine on your blog

Ashley

leni said...

aww, i love the photo of benji in the rear view mirror! he's such a cutie!

Jennifer said...

I agree with your "go with the good" and "out with the bad" approach. I am working on this, too. But I must admit that I am hopelessly addicted to the Real Housewives, and that is one guilty pleasure that I just can't seem to let go of yet.

Melissa Allam said...

Well, I don't read Dooce and I haven't ever watched real housewives, but I agree with you and have been doing the same thing. I try not to let any negativity rule my life and constantly replace it with God's word in my head. I started exersizing like crazy too and it has given me this awesome energy that I haven't had in along time.
Have a wonderful family vacation and plane ride too.

MakingTime said...

Thanks so much for visiting!

Kami said...

Thanks Marta, this post was inspiring. Have fun on your trip. :)

amy said...

Marta - Thanks to you every morning when I sit down to work there's that poster I won about a year ago on your blog from slide sideways telling me to Let The Sun Shine In. A great reminder to only allow the good stuff into my world.

AmberLee said...

loved this. totally feel the same way about paring down, and deadlines, the little daily ones and the bigger ones. reinventing is such a great thing to do. hope it continues to go well.

summer said...

your stream of consciousness writing is one of the many reasons why we love you so, marta. it's lovely fun for us to read.

more things i love..
the marta pie chart reference
your photos
that i nod along with nearly every line you write
the thought of posting at midnight
the reinventing project (woohoo and way to go!)
your ingrid michaelson recommendation.

Sarah said...

Nice to see that everyone isn't perfect at things that should be habit. I am trying to purge myself of more media. Seems a lot of us have come to the realization that there are better things we could be doing with our time.

Rosita Designs said...

i could've written this post! i feel that way right now - want to read more scripture, and pray more, and i started making my bed everyday, which is a huge feat!

and, i broke up w/ dooce a looong time ago, because i just couldn't handle that in my life.

love your blog.

Marne said...

wonderful post! I feel so many of the same things. your photos make me homesick for Eastern Idaho.

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