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I am sometimes struck by how much I feel. On any given day, I run through an entire range of emotion. From awe at natural beauty (like these exquisite blooming trees or the calm Willamette on a sunny day), to sadness (about friends, family, human interest stories, people I see on the streets), to deep love (for my family and Ben), to a frenzy about projects, or a before bed calm. It can feel exhausting to run the emotional gamut on a daily basis, and sometimes I definitely envy people that can go through life at an even pace.
I once told my employer that I'm like a sponge for and of emotion. When the rest of the office is unhappy, I feel unhappy. When they're glad, I feel glad. When a friend is going through something tough, I feel their stress. I get just as anxious as Ben does before an exam.
Lately, life has been so exceptionally busy and emotionally charged for myself and everyone around me, that I've been exhausted at the end of every single day. Friends have been going through big life changes (both good and bad), I'm on the final wedding planning days, and the calligraphy business has been swamping my afternoons. I've been sleeping so hard that I keep sleeping on my arm and I wake up with it fallen asleep and painful. Last night I slept in such an awkward position for so long that my neck feels all thrown out of whack. I suspect it's far far better to sleep so hard that you don't realize that you're sleeping on your own arm, than to lay awake at night bored or with racing thoughts. I think it means that things are very full.
On a different note - just wanted to mention this Eshakti dress! I've worn their custom and amazingly alterable dresses before on the blog (here and here) and just wanted to bring your attention to them once again! They have tons of dresses, skirts, and tops that you can get changed in many ways (hemline, sleeves, neckline) so that they're always a perfect fit!