Snow is falling gently outside. The baby is napping soundly in the nursery. Christmas music is playing. Hot coffee is in hand. Life is good, and I have a few moments to reflect before the Christmas festivities are in full swing.
I don’t feel ready for Christmas, to be honest. I didn’t do it the way I wish I did. We were slow on the uptake of decorating. My gifts aren’t as thoughtful as I want them to be. I haven’t mailed our Christmas cards yet. We don’t even have stockings. But, we have each other. And we have a very blessed life. And we have 365 days until next Christmas Eve so at least I have time to do that one better.
For now, I just need to let it go. That’s what I’m going to spend 2019 doing. Continue reading “honouring the heart”
As many of you know, my world has been quite the adventure this summer, filled with spontaneity and lots of random road trips. Last weekend was no exception. It was a little bit different this time around because I had more of a plan than usual; I knew where I was sleeping. Also, someone else was taking the reigns and was responsible for planning a memorable and exciting 24 hours.
As part of this trip, I was instructed by my local companion to “write an essay” reporting on what I learned about community, and what I learned about myself during my weekend adventure.
Since I haven’t been in school for quite some time, and my hamburger-style essay writing skills are a little rusty, I’m just going to go with what I know: blogging.
With that, here’s my assignment, reflecting on what I learned while I was exploring the roads, ruins, trails, and rock walls of Grey County and South Bruce Peninsula. Continue reading “My Weekend: My Assignment”
I’m soul-searching. Again. It is aided by new experiences and I’m submersing myself into self-reflection, meditation and positive-thinking.
Have you ever gotten to the point that you’re just tired of not being in love with your life? You look around and see other people who are, and wonder why that isn’t you? You wake up and it’s the same today as it was yesterday, you question what will make you happy, and you search for answers in your heart to explain why you aren’t pursuing your dreams.
It’s a hard thing to do, pursuing dreams.
Continue reading “planting, creating, and self-motivating”
Can you believe it? 2014 is here! How do you feel about last year being over? If you’re like me, you’ve never been happier to see the start of a new year and to throw that old calendar in the trash.
Although I’ve been feeling a little under the weather and didn’t quite ring in the New Year as my youthful self was hoping for (think noisemakers, champagne in excess, high heels and fake-eyelashes), the way it ended up was absolutely perfect. I spent it surrounded by love: my family, my wonderful boyfriend and his family that have welcomed me into their lives. I enjoyed lunch with my best friend, drinks at my favourite bar, took in the beauty of the night sky, a midnight struck by candlelight. Continue reading “welcoming a year of positive verbs”
What is love? Have you figured it out yet?
Oxford dictionary describes love as both a noun and a verb; as a strong feeling of affection, a great interest and pleasure in something, a person or thing that one loves, and deep affection or sexual love for someone.
That’s nice and all, but how do you describe love?
And how do you know if you feel it, or whether it is something else?
And how do you learn to feel it again when you thought once that it was love but it ended up being something quite different from that, and it left you a jaded, shattered soul who questions whether they could ever open up enough to do it again?
Continue reading “reflections on love”
Some things have come down the pipe that I was expecting, but not so soon. Continue reading “all I want for Christmas”