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Sep 24, 2023Liked by Alanna Peterson

Yet another lovely thought provoking post Alanna ~ thank you! Funny you would ask about what brings joy. Fall always brings me joy. I’m pretty sure the wind is my spirit element (if that wasn’t a thing before, it is now!). There is a different sound to the wind in the trees as fall gets into full swing. The music of leaves rustling in the breeze as they change from their summer green to their lovely new colors before their final descent - that brings me joy. 🍂💛

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Sep 26, 2023Liked by Alanna Peterson

Embrace the dabble!!! Yaaaaasssss! I used to feel, I dunno? weird? bad? unambitious? for not wanting to become and "expert" in something, but I love dabbling! At any given point in time, I have at least 1 (from each category) knitting, writing, crafting, cooking, household improvement, etc. project either in progress or percolating in the back of my mind. My execution is less than perfect (lol), but I enjoy the process! Follow the joy!

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this made me smile! love reading your approach to creativity :) a few things bringing me joy: looking at old photos, reading longer novels (as opposed to shorter novels to increase my yearly book count), and pop music hahaha

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“I want to embrace the dabble! …to make multimedia art, and get together with friends for tea, and cook ambitiously, and sew some things, and sit outside”

This speaks to me! I feel a burst of energy in the fall followed by a long relentless ebb of energy and motivation and optimism that lasts until about… well, now, when the days are starting to lengthen, and I start to feel like I’m beginning to wake up again…. And I want to go back to trying to embrace my own dabbling. ❤️

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