Fill Your Cup

Happy Tuesday, friends!

I just got off work, so I’m writing this with very little time until our typical 5pm deadline.  However, I’m happy to take time to sit and write about whatever comes to mind.

Speaking of… I read a quote for the first time last week and it stuck with me, so I thought I’d share it with all of you.

“A non-writing writer is a monster courting insanity.”

Franz Kafka

I’m sure it’s easy to see why this would resonate with a writer, but it works for everyone. Whatever your passion is, that’s what fuels you. So when you aren’t doing that, when you aren’t feeding your passion for it to then fuel you, you’re playing with fate. Something that is meant for you, is just that, meant for you. So why not do it, love it, enjoy it?

Some people, like myself and Steve, have so many passions and hobbies that sometimes it is hard to focus on them all.  For instance, I love to dance, cook, hunt, fish, read, write, and plenty more things that I’m sure will come to mind later. However, there is no way I can put all of my energy into all of these things every day. So, I choose whatever I’m feeling that day and go with that.

Recently, to stop my recent writing block, I’ve been writing a little something everyday in my personal journal before work.  Sometimes it’s longer than 2 pages.  Sometimes it’s only a few sentences.  Either way, I’m putting pen to paper and getting something down.

I’ve learned that doing things that make me feel good really fuel me for the rest of the day.  Spending time on something you’re passionate about can do the same thing.  So, this week, I challenge you to do something you love, if only for a minute, every day.  The morning is the best time, but if you don’t have the time in the morning, do it at lunch, or dinner, or whenever you can fit it in.  

Don’t become the monster who lets insanity win.  Do that thing that lights you up and become wild in your own beautiful manner.

This week:

I haven’t done a “This Week” in quite some time, but I felt like this week was too good not to mention.  

Steve and I went on two long kayak rides up the river.  Buoy followed us on shore and it was incredibly entertaining.  She really wasn’t sure how to get to us at first, until she finally jumped in and tried climbing onto the side of the kayak.  We caved and let her in to ride like the true queen she is.

I visited with two college friends and it really filled my cup. Having been spread out since graduation, it’s been hard to get together with everyone when I’m in town, so this girls day was definitely overdue. Luckily, I get to see more friends this weekend (I can’t wait!).

Things at the river house are good. We’ve made all kinds of foods, including: homemade gnocchi, dumplings, sourdough bread (Steve is back in his bread making mood – lucky me), buffalo cauliflower, and so much more. Our next attempt is going to be homemade hummus!

So that I can go work on that hummus, I will bid you all farewell (until next week of course).  Here’s hoping you find something that fuels you and fills your cup this week.



Published by skyepage

"She always had that about her, that look of otherness, of eyes that see things much too far, and of thoughts that wander off the edge of the earth." -Joanne Harris

One thought on “Fill Your Cup

  1. “Don’t become the monster who lets insanity win. Do that thing that lights you up and become wild in your own beautiful manner.”

    I’d call that the Quote of the Week. Thank you! -Pete

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