I try to re-read posts from each particular month from years' past on my blog. I like to reminisce, compare notes, remember phases and stages, and gain a bit of perspective every time.
Tonight it was the months of May. I came across this post from 2009 called "What I've been thinking about recently..." and felt amazed I had enough space in my mind to contemplate that long of a list.
My mind is clogged with trying to stay on track with schoolwork, chore routines, housework, attitudes and unruly behavior, mitigating fights, and all the endless problem-solving that goes with all of it.
Things have changed. There's no doubt about it. I've been feeling as much, but wasn't quite sure if it was just a sense of overwhelm or if I honestly have less space in my life for . . . what? Fancy? Extras? Contemplation? Freedom of thought?
Whatever it is, the difference from May 2009 to May 2015 is distinct.
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