Rise and shine wisdom.
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
DIY Open Front Chain and Spikes Necklace Tutoial from Gina Michele. A metal choker is used - just turned backwards. I really like this necklace and tutorial because I haven’t seen it as a DIY anywhere. You can find Gina Michele’s pretty DIY Lace Sleeve Tee Shirt restyle here.
To live abroad, particularly for work, particularly in isolation, inspires a particular kind of surrealism. I wake up around seven from the church bells clanging across the street; I brush my teeth, walk down the hill to work, spend all day with my colleagues and students. At night I go back to the gîte, smoke a cigarette off my balcony, and fall asleep feeling empty, alone, and strange. It feels rude to say I am sad here: there is nothing to be sad about. I am working a dream job, in a beautiful place. But as it is easy to be lonely in a crowd, so it is easy to be depressed in southern France.