40 Contemplations for Lent with my Inner Children 21-40

I found this Good Housekeeping article about things to give up for Lent and had my own idea. Instead of avoiding something, I’ll embrace myself and open up my heart. Radical acceptance and radical growth. Here’s days twenty one through forty – click the day to go to Medium.

Day 21 – Alcohol

Day 22 – Donating 3 things each day

Day 23 – Meat

Day 24 – Your phone after 8 PM

Day 25 – A half hour of sleep

Day 26 – Your favorite junk food

Day 27 – Write one letter of gratitude each day

Day 28 – Frivolous spending

Day 29 – Swearing

Day 30 – Buying Lunch

Day 31 – Mindless snacking

Day 32 – Negativity

Day 33 – Bottled Water

Day 34 – Food Delivery

Day 35 – Instagram, Snapchat, & TikTok

Day 36 – Instagram Filters

Day 37 – Makeup

Day 38 – Soda

Day 39 – Jelly Beans

Day 40 – Peeps

May Migration

May Migration 2023

This one is just so darned cheerful that I think it’s my favorite piece I’ve made. I’m starting to work on different color schemes per month, maybe. I did an orange one last November. Blue is coming up for June!

I am looking forward to May. Anxiety and depression have been chasing me for the past year or so. In good 12step fashion, I decided to put all of that into the hands of my Higher Power, and find my joy. It is not fair to myself to keep doing things that aren’t working. I’m not running away, but I’m not going to my own peace slip away either. Some hard life lessons, but really important.

Spring typically means Spring Cleaning, so that process is underway as well. We recently got Greenlight fiber-optic Internet, which is so exciting. My mom and I have had the same phone number since we moved to this house in 1979. (With the exception of having to change area codes when our area needed expansion.) It is sad to let it go, but also freeing, in the spirit of Spring and fresh starts.

What are you looking forward to in May?

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Wakeful April

Wakeful April 2023

“April Showers” and Easter signs were on my mind when I created this one. All about the pastels and neons. And lots of rabbits. Rabbits everywhere.

We’ve had uncharacteristically warm days in the 70s and 80s F. The magnolias have already bloomed, and now it’s back in the 40s. Seeds are starting to sprout, and the dog has Spring fever and is ready for days of napping in the sun.

What do you like best about April?

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