Things change…

Oh, how they change.

Have you seen the stars lately?

It feels as if so many things are happening at the same time.

Well… in truth, they are.

My business has been moving a bit slow lately all due to my own doing.

It’s okay though.

I think when a new year comes around we expect our selves to jump into a whole new life.

I believe that’s why many of us fail in attaining our “New Year’s resolutions”.

I’m not saying I’m trying to take it slow on purpose either.

See, this weekend My Love & I will be moving into our first apartment together.

When signing the lease today, it felt as if I’ve moved to California all over again and I’m starting from square one.

An exciting feeling it is.

It feels as if spring has sprung in mid-January and there’s only a road of possibility ahead of us.

I’m excited for this year, no matter what happens.

After what started in 2020, I’ve learned that no matter what, we have to keep moving forward.

Even if that means moving forward in a post-apocalyptic world (not to say we will).

Anyways, it’s not too late and I’m trying to do many things at once.

The stars are aligning and moving into new places of hopes and dreams.

Are you here with me?

I see you come upon my blog here and there and I wonder how to keep my words seperate from what I’ve built.

Thank you for being here.

I know you’ll stay…

Natalia

Today is another day to keep trying

Sometimes,

we are just so damn hard on ourselves;

about what we’re doing, what we’re not doing, how we’re doing it, how we’re not doing it.

Don’t you ever get tired of it?

I know I do.

The more I work towards whatever it is I’m working towards, the more I gain clarity on the direction I’m actually going.

I think this is what it means to just decide and let the Universe take care of the rest.

When I relaunched this site as a branded business, I had no idea what I was going to do with it. I didn’t!

Looking back at my first 6 months of posts on Instagram, it wasn’t really anything. It wasn’t what I have in mind for TWON now.

TWON… that name still gets to me. What do you think? Should I change it?

That’s the last thing on my mind right now but still, it wanders there from time to time.

I’m excited for the future of this brand, especially now that I have a clearer vision for it.

So, here I am today.

I woke up early, not as early as I intended, but still, I made it.

I’m here and I’m ready to try my best today.

Are you?

-Natalia

I’m awake! Did I make it?

This is the first post of 2022 and all I can say right now is that I am DAMN PROUD.

Waking up at 5AM has been a goal for me for a while now and while it’s remained a goal and never been accomplished, I made it a necessity in my life for this year of 2022.

Today is my first day accomplishing that. I will keep you updated on tomorrow and the day after…

How are you feeling today? I hope it’s well, excited, inspired, and any other good emotion that could come over a human being.

It’s a new day, a new year. And though it’s still January, I feel as if spring has just arrived.

I’m ready for my new life. I’m willing, determined, and motivated.

I’m trying to take things slow so I don’t overwhelm myself while I ease into this new routine.

Good things are coming, even if it may not seem as clear to most.

Have faith in our Universe. Have faith in God.

Everything you seek is seeking you.

Natalia

I don’t care if you’re spiritual or not

I don’t care if you choose to be aware or if you choose to carry on;

either way, it is happening.

You are here and you are beyond what the mind can perceive.

It doesn’t matter if you realize this or not.

But if you do, I think we would become great friends ;).

It’s Thursday and I awoke to the rain;

the rain that drifted me back to sleep after my morning yoga and meditation.

I do have to give myself credit though, I woke up early and I am proud.

Let’s see if I can do it again tomorrow. And the day after that…

Yesterday was my last day at my yoga studio job. I celebrated by ordering Indian food that wasn’t so great and purchasing a daily planner for 2022.

I sacrificed my manager position to be in an environment that I actually enjoy.

Not that I don’t enjoy yoga— it’s just my position there had nothing to do with yoga at all.

And something within me knew that once I let this job go, something amazing would happen.

So here I am, the next day, struggling to keep my eyes open—

embracing the new.

Oh, it’s the eve of Christmas Eve. How glorious.

A very merry one to you.

-Natalia

Today is the darkest day of the year

And I made it, I promise I did.

Today is a day of reflection and going inward. This whole month is.

And now that I think about it, I haven’t done much journaling yet,

I have a whole article to write in the next couple of days,

a job to leave,

a job to work,

a business to run,

a year to plan,

and a whole body and mind to care for.

Fun isn’t it?

I sit in silence.

Or at least the ambiance I imagine silence to be.

What will I do with the time that seems so valuable? Fall back asleep?

It feels like it.

So I drink coffee.

It’s the darkest day of the year and I wish I was alone

with nothing to do

somewhere

in a cabin

in a forest full of snow.

What are you doing today?

What are you reflecting on?

Did you receive my email last night?

If not, that’s okay. Click here to get yours.

I hope you are well.

I will be here,

doing the things needed.

As I’m sure you are as well.

Talk later?

-Natalia

I remember I would come here when I had no other place to go

I remember being here when I was alone.

I imagine those who stumble upon by blog as those just walking by on the street.

I’m walking down the street by myself watching you in your own worlds walk past.

I imagine it snowing.

And the streets are lined with light poles wrapped in bows for holiday seasons.

After rebranding, it’s as if that home disappeared.

I know it hasn’t but in my mind, it’s like I’m wandering in circles now wondering where to go.

I know I don’t have to write every day.

And even if you aren’t the same person who walked past yesterday, I still miss you.

I don’t always have something of value to share.

That’s not why I became a writer.

When I started helping more people on their journeys through spirituality and personal development, everything I began to speak was truth and fact and motivational.

When originally,

I wrote because I was alone.

And sometimes sad

and sometimes so lost I wasn’t sure where to go other than—-

here.

Sometimes I wonder why I even started in the first place.

Shit, I don’t know what I’m doing. Does that mean I’m stopping?

No. No way in hell.

And that’s only because the deepest part of me is telling me not to.

This is something I have to do.

thewritingsofnatalia is something I have to do.

And I need someone to continuously slap me in the face to tell me, REMEMBER WHO THE FUCK YOU ARE!

So I don’t forget.

Because sometimes I do.

And I get caught up.

And it makes me cry.

But what can I do??

It’s late and I miss writing like this.

This is nothing of value—

I’m sorry.

But I hope you hear me as you have walking past before…

I don’t know what this will become.

I don’t know if people will ever read my words or buy my books or walk into my store or learn from me.

I don’t know.

But I know I like to write.

And I like to listen to music and scream the words and cry.

And I liked when this page was my personal blog.

Will it ever become that again?

I don’t know that either…

I just know one day,

I’ll have the answers.

And everything will be worth it in the end.

At least that’s how I imagine it…

Are you still there?

I hope so.

-Natalia

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It’s a new day, do you feel it?

The year is coming to an end soon and it feels as if every day that passes, is a day closer to this inevitable end.

I’m trying not to take any moment for granted.

I aim to accomplish more than I expect by the time the new year comes and I hope it doesn’t become overwhelming.

I wrote something on this feeling: the feeling of releasing the old while the feeling of a new emerges.

Want to read it? Click here and I’ll email it to you.

Today, I aim to share something good.

What do you aim to accomplish today?

I’ll be around. Follow me on Instagram to continue the journey there πŸ™‚

Talk later?

-Natalia

Alone on Thanksgiving

I really wish it was colder around this time.

L.A. makes it a bit hard to enjoy the holidays and here I am sweating in my tiny apartment waiting for…

something.

I don’t know what.

Maybe the miracle that a few more square feet would open up in here and allow room for a Christmas tree.

Who knows.

I’m hungry and can I be honest?

I’m not that much of a cook.

I bought pie for my job’s potluck which isn’t until tomorrow and that’s the only edible thing in here I keep thinking about.

I don’t really care for Thanksgiving.

I think I did until this point and the more I think about it, the more I wish I was home with my family.

Is that sad?

I don’t really know anymore.

And I wish I wrote more than I do now.

The winter season always gets me in the writing mood.

It makes me start things I never finish and wish I had a book to show for.

Instead, I pace back and forth in 200 sq. ft. trying to figure out what to do next with my life.

As much as I love running a business (if I actually am running a business), I hate it.

Does that make sense?

It’s like the minute I get the opportunity to do nothing, I get reminded of all the things I must do.

Does it ever end?

Probably not.

Right now, I’m not a fan of the holidays.

I’m a fan of sleeping in all morning and watching movies in bed, not worrying about the success of my career.

I really wish I wrote more.

So, here I am.

It’s Thanksgiving and I’m alone.

Alone, with a tiny apartment to clean, waiting for the miracle that I might become a great writer someday;

or that I may run a successful business,

or that I may have a bigger apartment soon;

or maybe even a house.

It’s Thanksgiving and I wish I had something other to say than this.

It’s warm and I wish it was colder.

I wish I was with my family and I really wish I had some good food.

Welp,

here I go.

Off to continue the rest of this day and maybe…

I don’t know… maybe,

something will happen.

What are you doing today?

I hope you enjoy yourself.

I’ll be here..

-Natalia

I slept all morning

And a part of me regrets it.

I ended up staying up a bit later than usual this weekend while having to wake up even earlier the next day.

My sleep last night was to make up for that.

And now I’m hours behind on things I must do and it’s the small part within that shakes its head in disappointment.

It’s ok, I tell myself.

That’s all I really can do.

It’s a new week and I’m here. I made it.

I hope the days ahead are a bit easier than they have been but I won’t look forward to it.

How are you this week?

Every Monday evening, I send out an email providing you with some insight and prompts to contemplate.

Would you like to receive one? Just click here.

Welp, I must carry on.

As you must as well.

May we meet on the other side?

Oh, I hope so.

-Natalia