I woke up this morning, sat with my little dog and a cup of coffee and logged on to my website to try blogging. And guess what. Yup, those little white boxes are still missing. After a brief groggy grumble, I decided to improvise. I scrolled through my host's options for themed backgrounds and tried on a few. I could settle on a couple, but still wasn't super happy about them. Then I remembered Picmonkey, a crazy awesome photo editing website...
I went to Picmonkey and got to work, creating the background you see now (unless you're reading this in the future and I've decided to change it again). But at present day 9/19/16, you see old school lined paper with some scribbly bits at the top. I really like it! In fact, I feel like it suits me and my blog better than what my host has to offer, and prefer seeing the whole background to the containment of the white boxes I grew accustomed to. ...Well, there's a freaking metaphor if I've ever read one!
We grow accustomed to our little boxes that we're put in, don't we? We get comfortable in our walls (littereally and figuratively). Think about it. I opted to NOT blog last week because my boxes were gone. My morning started out grumbly because I didn't have the safety of my boxes. I had the free will and choice to gruble that nothing could be done, my website is unreadable, and avoid blogging again. Or, I could choose to look outside of the box, to improvise. I was forced to think creatively about my situation, looked outside of the boxes, and found something much better! So, if something so minuscule and no-big-deal-y as my blog can show me that I've manifested limits because of a preconceived "box" I've put myself in, then what ELSE am I not open to thinking more creatively/freely/unjudgementally about? I believe we all do this, with EVERYTHING in life. Do you? What are some boxes you think you/we could open our minds to?