I want some purpose

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to be in touch with nature, to do things much more traditionally. To ditch the TV, the busy traffic, social media, and to get out there and do things. My yearning for more, something actually meaningful is becoming overwhelming and actually frustratingly depressing. The more time that goes by that I’m deprived of my natural gender role, the more my natural instincts are kicking in, the more frustrated and discontent I am becoming with life, the less bright I see my future becoming. I know, such a morbid post, but I’m just bluntly and simply expressing my thoughts and feelings as a woman in my circumstances and in this day and age, I know I am not alone.

https://1juhd75jnw84nghas5.wordpress.com/2021/07/06/first-post-female-frustations

When the rest of my life was falling apart, when I was lonely and afraid, depressed and self-destructive, I had dinner

Keywords: personal growth and spirituality , abraham maslow , creativity , psychology , self-development

A different way of looking at “the used life,” perhaps. As a means of using our capacities to create a firm foundation. As a way of coping with stress, overwhelm, and crisis. We’ve all got to have something—some series of behaviors, rituals, activities, skills—that make life worth living when it doesn’t feel that way. As for me, mine are rooted in the stuff of daily life. I have discovered that, no matter where I am, as long as I am making use of the present—by being creative, by using my body, by engaging my senses to the fullest and fulfilling the single most important responsibility I have to myself—to be alive— the miraculous is always in my backyard. It’s in my neighbors, my friends and loved ones. It’s in the birds and the butterflies. And, of course, it’s always in my kitchen. It’s dinner, friends. It’s dinner.

https://theusedlife.com/2021/07/05/a-life-worth-living

I want to create valuable and meaningful change and I want my life to have meant something to the people that matter to me

Keywords: lifestyle , mental health , self love , thoughts , wellbeing , connections , happiness , relationships , strong relationships

The key component to a happy life is ‘connection’ through valuable and meaningful relationships with the significant people in our lives. It’s really that simple.

https://artiscado.com/connection-is-the-key-to-happiness

I want to say what the other person needs me to say in that moment

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I have often thought about my communication with others, verbally and non-verbally. When I smiled at the person in the grocery store, how did it effect that person? What was on their minds at that time when a stranger smiled a goofy smile at them? Or when I engage in conversation with one person, am I giving good advice, helping, or would just listening be the better action in this moment? I am often reminded of the finality of the end of our lives. With having cancer, that threat of an earlier death than I had anticipated has brought me to a place in my life where I am reflecting on my impact in society.

https://coffeewithcandee.com/2021/06/21/tell-me-what-to-say

My hiatus helped me see how much I’ve come to love doing art, how much I want to put paint on my canvases, how much I want to play with new techniques and learn new ways to express myself through this wondrous thing we call art

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We may never agree on what is art, what isn’t art, or why it matters. But as artists, I think we can definitely agree that art is meaningful to us. We all need art in our life. Sometimes we may need to step away for one reason or another, but we’ll always come back to art.

https://artistcoveries.wordpress.com/2021/06/02/hiatus