Back At It

Blogging has been so difficult for me lately. It used to be something that I did daily for over 6 years! I started blogging while I was living in North Carolina, and continued to blog as I moved around the US. It always brought me so much joy, and I always knew what I wanted to write about.

Blogging

But over this last year, there has been a major shift inside of me. 2015 has been a year of change and growth, and for some reason, I couldn't find the words or reason to blog as much.

Perhaps it was living in the city that shut off that inspiration. While I have no regrets for moving into my beautiful downtown apartment, I'm very glad I left and moved away. The city was full of too much noise, stress, pollution, people, fake friends, cars, sirens etc. I had a hard time gathering any inspiration, even on my long walks and hikes with the pups.

Every time I sat down to blog, I was filled with major doubts and confusion. I wasn't sure what to write about. I almost felt as if I had nothing to say, no reason to blog, and no one who would read it. And after a few months, I was actually okay with that. I allowed the pressure to fall away and work on other projects, classes, illustrations and I only blogged some of the bigger moments. (Like building Ruby!!!!) 

But, since moving to the cabin I suddenly remember why I started blogging in the first place. solitude, silence, trees, mountains, rivers, animals, beauty, magic.. it's everywhere and I can't help but notice and want to share it with others. 

Exploring The River Bed

Since moving to the woods, I have had the intense desire to begin blogging and photographing again. Even if I feel I don't have anything noteworthy to say. Capturing the trees through photography, painting, and journaling brings me so much joy. 

I'm a forest girl at heart, and so glad to be back home where I belong.

I'm not sure how long I will be living in this cabin, but for the year contract that I signed, I'm excited to soak in all the inspiration I can, and share it online again.

I make no promises to blog daily, or even weekly.. only when inspiration hits.  (Which so far is every moment.) But I'm very excited to say... I'm back at it. 

Misty Mountain Scene

Rachael Caringella

I am an Artist, Mystic and Oracle. I have been creating since I was little, and am constantly working on something new in the studio. I also have a passion for illustration. I have illustrated a few children's books as well as some Tarot decks and Oracle decks. Aside from creating art, I am also a card reader. I specialize in Tarot and Crystal readings. I love all things mystic, and spiritual and I delight in the mixture of creation and intuition.