Finding Some Peace

Sometimes life throws you a curve-ball.  And sometimes that curve-ball hits you smack in the head*, leaving you dazed, confused, bewildered and angry.

That’s how I’ve been feeling for almost a month now.
Dazed, confused, bewildered and angry at the curve-ball that  hit me pretty hard.

Those feelings aren’t that healthy, especially considering I’m just keeping them trapped inside and stewing.  I’ll probably schedule an appointment with my therapist (whom I haven’t been seeing as frequently lately) just to process all of this.  I’m not sure I’m ready to discuss all this with anyone other than my therapist. I feel like I need the safety that her couch brings and the non-judgment that she offers.  (It’s not like the stereotype where I lay on a couch… I just sit on a couch in her office while talking to her.  FYI.)

But I need to do some things on my own to improve my outlook.  So right now my plan is:

  1. A walk or run of at least 1 mile each day, mid-day in the sunshine.  Take special note of how lucky I am that I can do that and other good things in my life.
  2. Daily meditation.  At least 10 minutes, sitting or laying still while using the Simply Being app in my iPhone.

It’s not a cure-all… but it’s a start.  I do feel a little less like I’m drowning after these activities.

I am also planning on putting together some artwork in my office.  I haven’t done much with my office since moving to the new house. (There’s even a big box of stuff sitting in the corner. Occasionally I rummage through it to find something. I’m really lacking storage in the room now that I’m down a closet and a desk.)  Now that the new year has started, I’m back to sitting in that lonely room for long hours each day.  I need stuff to cheer me up on the walls.  I think I’m going to do a couple of things:

Buy this:

Source: via Jill on Pinterest

Print this:

Source: via Jill on Pinterest

I need to find some inexpensive white frames for these. I understand IKEA has a ton of those things… but we don’t have an IKEA. Got any suggestions?

*I got hit in the head with a baseball at one of my brother’s little league games when I was a kid. That’s exactly the feeling… Dazed, confused, bewildered and angry. My analogy is spot-on… for those of you who don’t know.


  1. *Hugs*, Jill. You’ll make it through this, and it sounds like you already have a plan for how to get started.

    As for white frames, I would try checking some place like Target or maybe Pier 1, or even Amazon.

  2. Oh dear. I’ve been smacked in the head with a softball before. It’s NO fun. I will keep you in my prayers!

    I second the recommendation for Target. They usually have decent cheapish frames.

  3. Sorry to hear you are starting off the New Year with a difficult curve ball. Remember to smile and remember to choose happiness. All the best to you!

  4. I’ll be praying for you friend! Praying for peace!! As for frames.. I got a bunch of old frames with all different styles and painted them all white for my collage. I really liked the way it turned out! And it was a nice little craft to do, too.

  5. I am hoping that this post isn’t saying what my mind is conjuring up, but nonetheless, I will think good thoughts for you that you find some peace and happiness in the midst of what you are going through. I was hit with a pretty bad curve ball this past week and I’ve relied heavily on yoga, running and a heavy dose of introspection.

    As for frames, I also buy cheap ones at Target or Aaron Bros.

  6. Do people still do internet hugs? If so, I’m sending some.

    Walmart has decent white frames kind of like Ikeas. Not as cheap but only around $10.

    • If they don’t still do internet hugs… they’re so not cool. I will gladly accept them!

      Thanks for the Walmart tip, I’ll have to go check them out. I’ve seen so many people with cute ikea displays, I want to try to emulate!

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