Tuesday’s Journal Entry: Sit and Enjoy The Day With Me (Sept 18, 2018)

Hiya everyone, I hope that the day is treating you all well, I wanted to share a bit of my day from yesterday with you guys, like how I spent 3 HOURS, yes you read that right 3 hours at the park, that’s the longest i’ve ever spent in the park and I was by myself, normally if I spend longer than an hour at the park or anywhere for that matter, i’m there with someone, but yeah no I literally was in the park for 3 hours and if you’re wondering why I spent that long at the park well in all honesty i’m not sure, it just started out with me going for a walk and normally go to the park for an hour, but when I arrived there I walked around a bit and then went and sat down on one of the benches.

I went to sit on the one that I normally sit on, but it was wet from it raining a bit in the morning or night and so I ended up sitting on the bench across from the one I always sit on and to be honest I think I like that bench a bit more than the other, i’m sure you’re probably thinking what i’m on about and that they’re just benches and i’d say yeah you’re right, but that’s just me……moving on, the weather was something yesterday, it looked like it was gonna rain again, but it didn’t, it was half sunny and half cloudy, but you knew that it was gonna rain at some point, you just didn’t know when. With the way it was the weather, I thought it was gonna rain while I was at the park writing, although I enjoy the rain, I wouldn’t have loved it if it rained while I was writing, however it didn’t rain while I was there so that was quite nice.

I sat on the bench for a good while, I brought my thought journal with me and started writing while also listening to music, I was listening to one of my favorite artist her name’s Alexz Johnson, sometimes you just need a muse or inspiration to write to and she was the first person I thought of listening to, it was a really nice day. This is gonna sound a bit random, but I took a few breaks from writing to take in everything and admire the scenery around me while I was at the park and I would say one of my favorite moments would have to be watching dragonflies fly about, I don’t know, it was just great to watch because they just fly around without a care in the world.

Being there for 3 hours, was actually quite nice, I didn’t expect to be there for as long as I was, I mean I did bring my journal to do a little bit of writing, but I didn’t realize I was writing so much in my thought journal. When I realized it was 12pm, I stopped writing, even though I wasn’t quite finished with what I was writing, I figured though I was there since about 10am so I felt it was time to get back home, another reason was because it was going to rain and I didn’t want to be there when it started, however it didn’t work, because after I left the park I went to Dunkin Donuts to grab a coffee and a donut as well because I wanted it. There wasn’t really anyone in the Dunkin Donuts when I went not until I was leaving anyway.

When I left and started heading back home that’s when it started to rain so even though I left the park early, I still ended up getting caught in the rain which I didn’t really mind anyway because I love the rain, however it was starting to come down pretty hard, not too hard, but enough to get soaked in, so my plan to get home before the rain came down, yeaaah it didn’t really go through……but I enjoyed it.Β It was getting a little windy though, but it was still pretty okay even though I was soaked. For some reason I get happy when it rains, i’m not quite sure why, but there’s just something about the rain that makes me very happy inside, after having a pretty alright day yesterday, I came back home and just did my best to stay warm considering it was very cold and all.

That was pretty much my day yesterday, I only wanted to share this with you all because I actually enjoyed myself and it was quite nice to just be in the park for that long with just me, I don’t normally do that so it was different, but yeah that was my day yesterday, it wasn’t anything big, I just really enjoyed the day, anyway I hope that you all have a goodnight/morning and or evening.

 

All The Love ❀ ❀

~Lexa~

 

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The Sound Of Silence…..

Hey everyone I hope you’re doing well this afternoon, today’s blog post topic is gonna be a little different, it’s not really based off anything in particular…….today’s post as you can tell from the title of it, is all about the sound of silence. Sounds fun and interesting right ha, probably not, but yeah i’m not quite sure what I want to talk about today, so I just thought i’d come up with something random, plus i’ve found myself listening to the natural sounds around me and oddly enjoying it I guess you can say.

It’s probably really weird, I guess the more you speak on it, it does sound quite weird. I just hope that it’s not super boring to you guys, umm but yeah…….have you ever just sat back and listened to the natural sounds around you!? it’s quite interesting because when you’re just still and everything around you isn’t making much noise you actually hear more, I know that probably sounds very confusing and will probably have you go “what” (you can’t tell, but I just laughed at myself because saying “what” is reminding of a wrestler, hey you might actually know this wrestler for those who use to watch it back then Stone Cold Steve Austin, yeah he use to say that and for some reason it’s really funny because it’s a little bit random but then again it’s not at the same time)

Anyway back to what I was originally talking about, the sound of silence, it’s quite interesting actually because you wouldn’t really think that silence has a sound to it considering it’s called silence for a reason am I right!? However it actually does, now would I be able to tell you exactly what that sound is!? No because how would you even describe silence and is it even possible to describe it!? Not quite, but if you had to describe it, how would you!? See to me silence has a very calm and mellow feel to it especially when it’s very cloudy out after it just rained, I say that because that’s exactly how it is right now where i’m at. Now maybe you’re thinking you’re just talking rubbish right now, how does silence even have a sound!?

Well like I said before, yeah it’s called silence so how is that possible and my answer to you would be…..it is, but it’s only when everything around you is quiet that you hear it, for example a minute ago it was silent outside my window, but now a car is leaving a driveway so it’s not anymore at least for the moment that is, now when that car leaves, it will become quiet again and when that happens, the silence will then return.

I’ll give you a few things that happened within the silence for it to become un silent (probably not a word, maybe it is, but either way i’m gonna use it)

  • A car left a driveway
  • My phone went off telling me I had a notification of some sort
  • Crickets were chirping outside of my window
  • A dog barked

Now those were just a few things that happened within the silence to make it where it wasn’t silent anymore, now it probably was very boring to read I know, but I just wanted to give you a few examples, another thing i’ll add is me talking while I write, I always do that though, because it helps me think better and my thoughts tend to come out the way I want them to (most of the time that is) Even when it’s silent though, you still are able to hear some kind of sound, it can be a small sound or a very large one to where it may startle you a bit, but we know that after those sounds have passed, the silence will return……….Have you noticed that whenever you sort through your thoughts and feelings, that your mind too because more calm and silent!?

As some of you may know, I have this thing where most of the time my mind likes to bring a lot of information to me, causing me to overthink things that in all reality don’t really need to be over thought (I hope I made sense there) lately though it’s been quite nice to me and hasn’t gotten out of hand, which i’m happy about because I found that overthinking things just makes everything else a mess, so to have it where I feel not super overwhelmed with a wave of constant overthinking, it feels nice, very nice actually. You tend to realize when you’re mind becomes still and calm that everything around you also becomes still and calm, okay maybe not everything, but i’d say a good amount does and so when you feel that calmness and you feel that……In all honestly I don’t even know what else to put here, uhhhh but when you feel the stillness (well I guess that would be it) when you feel the stillness of certain things around you, it sorta gives you a sense of peace and understanding, I don’t know if that makes sense but yeah.

The sound of silence, actually has a sound to it…….you just kinda have to really listen to hear it as well as feel it, because believe it or not you can feel it, I can’t explain it exactly but you do feel it, if I had to describe it, i’d say it’s confusing, weird, but also oddly nice let’s just say it’s one of things you can’t really describe you just have to be with it, in order to get it……..yeah……..so that’s my thought for today nothing too exciting nor super long, just simple and a good amount if I had to put it a certain way.

How would you describe the sound of silence if you had to describe it!? Have you ever experienced the same thing and if so how does/did it make you feel!? I hope you all are having a lovely day and I hope you all have a goodnight/morning and or evening πŸ™‚

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All The Love ❀ ❀

~Lexa~

 

 

Take A Little Walk With Me……

Hey everyone hope you’re all well, okay so i’m gonna be honest……i’m not really sure what to write about today so I thought i’d just take you on a walk into nature, don’t worry you don’t need to walk anywhere unless you want to then go right ahead, although I must say this, I already went for a walk which is why I said you don’t need to. You see the cover photo of this blog post!? it’s nice isn’t it, i’d say it is, but that’s only because I took that photo, now i’m not saying i’m the greatest at taking photo’s but i’m actually quite happy with this one, I took more, but you’ll see them soon.

Anyway let’s talk walks in nature, have you ever noticed how nice and relaxing it is when you’re just walking!? I’m sure a lot or some of you have, for those who love walking and enjoy being outdoors i’m sure they know exactly what that’s like. Sometimes you don’t realize how nice and beautiful nature really is, the way the trees look, the way they move and sway with the wind pushing and flowing through their leaves. You also have the wind itself, the wind actually as a very interesting sound to it, I was walking and this time i brought my headphones because as some of you may remember I forgot them the last time I went for a walk ha…..but yeah so I brought my headphones and put on some music as I walked but before I put my music on, I could hear the wind blowing through my earphones and it was mainly when I was moving, when I stopped it didn’t really make that much sound.

Now if you’re the kind to take in everything you would know that nature has a lot of sounds to it, the wind has a very unique sound to it, obviously I can’t mimic it, but we’ll just say that it’s very unique. When it comes to nature itself everything is unique and has a very specific sound to it, birds with the way they sing, we all know that every bird is different, even trees have a sound to them when the wind flows through them, just everything. It was really hot out actually, very hot, but there was also a good breeze happening as well so that was nice, but anyway back to what I was talking about, so I went for a walk and I ended up going to this little park close by, now this was the first time I ever went to this park, i’d always pass it, but never thought of giving it a chance, but today I decided to give it a try, see what it was about and it was actually pretty alright, is it my favorite!? no not really, but it was still nice.

So I walked around the park for a good while, took a picture of a flower bush and while I was walking through the park, there were some dragonflies flying around and flying through this little grass hill, one flew over my head and kinda followed me a bit, but then flew off somewhere else. I spent about an hour or so there and in the park they have a little playground, but I wasn’t a huge fan of it that much though. I continued to walk around the park for a good while, I sat on the benches that were there too a little bit, I was gonna walk back home after being there for a bit, but something told me to stay for a little bit longer, so I did and I saw another dragonfly and it was flying around of course and I watched it fly around and you know how when you see something and it kinda puts you in this little trance for a bit!? well that’s what happened with me, as I was watching the dragonfly I couldn’t help, but want to follow it so I did.

As I followed the dragonfly, it ended up flying somewhere else after a while of course, but I walked up the grass hill and like I said the park isn’t that big at all, but when you walk up the grass hill it, it makes it seem like there’s a bit more to it and believe it or not there was bit actually, when I walked up the little hill there was this fence and some more trees, but I also discovered there was a little passage way with a river, I think it was a river, I was gonna go down the passage way, although I wasn’t quite sure if I should’ve went, but I saw someone else down there and thought maybe it’s okay to go and I started to kinda go down the way to see more, but as I was walking down, I found that the walk down was very steep and I was really nervous because I was like I don’t want to fall down, there was so many stones and rocks and I didn’t want to risk going down there, so I said you know what i’ll just come back when i’m wearing proper shoes next time.

I was wearing comfortable shoes, I had my bob shoes on and if you own a pair of bobs you know how comfortable they are, they’re so comfortable, however I felt I needed better shoes to walk down the trail, so i’ll wear some sneakers or boots next time I go, that way I know i’m okay. So instead of going down the trail fully, I took a few pictures of it, there was some ducks in the water, very cute, although the pictures with the ducks in it are on my camera and I only put the pictures I took on my phone on here so yeahhhh…..but the pictures are nice, I think they are anyway ha. After being at the park for a good period of time I started heading back home, I found a feather on my way back and I also spotted this really adorable bird it was yellow and black, very cute.

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Don’t worry I have it here to show you, it was flying around this garden of a shortcut I took home and I wasn’t even paying attention that much and then all of sudden my eyes took focus on this little bird who was in someone else’s garden and when I saw it I had to take a photo, it kept flying around and I thought I was gonna miss it, but it actually let me take a photo of it on my phone, I tried to take one on my camera as well, but it ended up flying away, but hey at least it let me take a photo of it right!?

After I watched the bird fly off, I continued my way back to my house and i’m listening to my music, now I don’t really know where it came from, but out of nowhere, my attention went towards another little feather only this one was floating through the air, now normal people would just keep walking, but nope not me I stopped and started following the feather and it kept on going and going and the way it was floating, was as if it was leading me somewhere, i’m not really sure it’s probably just me, but I followed it and although I was in the middle of the street which isn’t smart, I caught the feather, lucky there wasn’t any cars when I was in the middle of the street, however once I got on the sidewalk a car came by so that was a close one, although now that I think about it, i’m not sure if it came the way I went or the other way, away from where I was!? We have two different ways cars can come from, ones a one way I think and the other cars can just come by with no problem.

Yeah so that was my day, nothing else really happened within my walk, once I came back I sat in my backyard for a bit and yeah that was it, thanks for taking this little walk with me in nature, I hope you guys found this interesting, I know you can’t really take anything from this, but I hope you still enjoyed it, I didn’t know what to write so I thought why not share and bring you on a walk with me and tell you all about the cool things I discovered, but anyway I hope you enjoyed this and I hope you all have a goodnight, morning and or evening πŸ™‚

 

All The Love ❀ ❀

~Lexa~