Happy New Year and all that

It’s been a whirlwind of a new year so far, I feel like I’m caught in a type of tornado and can’t quite catch my breath. But thankfully, it’s a tornado of positive happenings, so I’m both buoyed and exhausted. I don’t know how that even works but it’s really a thing.

I sincerely hope everyone’s year has begun on a positive note, or at least has the potential to become positive. Back when I was taking psychology courses in college, I remember learning about self-fulfilling prophecy and how we can become the authors of our own fate, and I’ve been on a journey of discovering how that works. The pandemic has really made the entire thing play out in a rather dramatic way, at least in my own personal little world. I spent Christmas in Paris on a solo, self enlightenment journey of sorts, and I’m happy to report that faith really does make things possible. I think for the Christian, the psychological phenomenon of self-fulfilling prophecy is better known as faith, and that all it takes is one tiny little step.

Anyway, I came back home refreshed and with new perspectives and I feel like I’m sprouting new shoots and unfurling new branches that are eagerly stretching towards a life well lived.


Author: ebonyandcrows

Hello and welcome to my page~ My name is Larisa--a very common Slavic name that was either derived from the Latin word hilaris, meaning "cheerful," or from the Greek city of Larissa, meaning "strong fortress." Born in Ukraine, I emigrated with my family to America when I was still a small child and now make my home in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Growing up immersed in two vastly differing cultures led me to have a burning curiosity about people all over the world. Stemming from said curiosity, I have fallen in love with traveling to other countries, meeting new people and delving into their culture, exploring new cities, and of course, dining on the local cuisine! If I cannot escape into a different country, then my next favorite method of adventure is to lose myself in a spectacular book. I enjoy books of all genres--from fiction and novels, to biographies and ethnographies. As long as it captures my fancy and holds me spellbound the entire time, I will burn through the book like a forest fire! Because of this penchant for reading and travel, coupled with my love of deep and mysterious things, I have been often called a dreamer and I find the title suits me. With that being said, I invite you to stay a while, perhaps make yourself a cup of tea and linger through my posts and feel free to comment or share a thought :-)

13 thoughts on “Happy New Year and all that”

    1. I love when these kinds of synchronicities happen 😌

      I’ve only ever been to Paris in December (this was my second time there, but this time was for over a week.) I love Christmastime there but next time I go to France, I want to visit other places and in the summer.

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  1. You inspire me with your experience with Faith and all that it entails. How novel to hear from you that law of attraction might just be religious faith after all…come to think of it, weren’t we taught to ask God for what we wanted. Today they call it the universe, because being called religious is prone to such ignorant stereotype? I’m ranting. You make me think 🙂
    Ever beautiful, and such an honest soul! Hope to read more from you in 2022! ❤️💕

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    1. I love you, sweetheart. It’s okay to rant on my page, or vent, or wax poetic or whatever you want to do.

      I had some really deep soul searching today too, with some super important conversations with a few people. It was incredibly cathartic and now I’m going to take a luxurious bath after this delicious lunch. 2022 is about healing, self care, and moving forward.

      (p.s. My experience with religion was very difficult. I’ve found that the religious experience is entirely separate from God, or having a relationship with Him.)

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      1. Gosh, I love your plan for self care. I was watching a video by an enlightened soul the other day who mentions how meditation is being truly present and reveling in moments like taking a bath, or having something delicious for lunch. I hope your year offers you even more enriching insights and tender loving care as they say.

        I’m so intrigued by your closing statement. I can think of a few ways to interpret it, but we must have a talk sometime when you feel you can share. Love and laughter 🥰❤️💐

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