Self Care Sunday: Journal Prompts from Aileen Xu

This week, I’ve been struggling with my health. I had a super fun Easter weekend getaway with my dad, then turned around and spoiled myself with a hair appointment. After that fun long weekend, I’m now back to a full week schedule for the next 10 weeks, until my June vacation, then it’s kind of scattered with long weekends until the end of September. I have concerts and some birthday events that are in the works, so Summer will be fun.

Yet, since I’m back to a full schedule, I’ve been *almost* fighting something, even coming down with a migrane that was supposed to be a warning, that has now turned into a fever, and I’m only waiting for the rest of the symptoms to arise. So with this, a self care Sunday is in order.

One of the many journal prompts in the back of the Artist of Life Workbook from Aileen (Lavendaire) is the 5 imaginary lives prompt. She’s also done a video about it. So this week, I’m going to share one of 5 imaginary lives I would love to live out. I’ll be sharing the rest of them every other week until June, as a part of a special Self Care Sunday series.

I’m going to start out with the one that my soul yearns for the most, and I would love to manifest during THIS life: a wolf rescue/sanctuary owner. I’ve always had an infinity love and fascination for the canine family, and love the wolves especially. I’ve grown up around several dog breeds, and bond with them all almost instantaneously.

I still hold the trip about a decade ago, that my dad and I took to an island off the coast of Seattle, Washington, to a wolf reservation/sanctuary, too close to my heart. That was the first time I felt that shaken by something. Being there, seeing the wolves that close, and then hearing their evening howl, let alone feeling it, was the most beautiful thing I’ve ever experienced. Some say bringing life into this world does the same thing.

As I’m sitting here, I’m realizing that this shouldn’t be an imaginary life, this should be MY LIFE. Rescuing wolf and wolfdogs from bad situations, or from those who think they can handle it, but land up unable to (or not realizing they have a wolfdog) would be a beautiful thing that I can do with my life. Babe wants to rescue bully breeds, and I want to save the wolves, so I think we can make this work.

So if you had an imaginary life (or 5), what would you do with them?


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