August is Like the Sunday of Summer
Man, oh man. It is hard to believe we are already well into August. This summer has been so busy and so… FULL. Lots of learning, a few mistakes, some overwhelm, and new directions. Hot, hot days and some epic thunderstorms. Birds, butterflies and even a couple of snakes have visited me in the yard and I’ve got to spend a good deal of time with my 6 year old granddaughter.
I’ve been so very grateful for fantastic food from my own back yard, meeting with some incredible people and making lots of art, crafts, food, and messes.
Back to school?
While I don’t have any kiddos going back to school this fall I have decided to take a couple of herbal related online classes myself.
You see, I’ve spent SO MUCH time in my yard and gardens the past several years planting and cultivating that I’ve come to recognize the value of many of the plants out there. Even the ones I didn’t plant. So much so that I want to learn more and figure out how to add them to my life, diet and routines in order to improve my health and well being.
I’ve made lots of small things here, but I’m really not in love with writing full-on tutorials anymore so while I’d love to share some of them I might just post them as inspiration along with a few tips. I’ll leave all of the hard work of step-by-step photographs and descriptions to the folks who enjoy it.
I have felt myself settling into new routines and new ways of being. Slow but sure. Slowing down (just a bit), relaxing into what is most meaningful to me, trying to spend my time in ways that bring me the most joy while also being able to pay my bills.
I’m trying to find a balance between thinking long-term and well as living in the moment.
Some exciting things are in the works for me and while I thought that might mean giving up this blog I’ve decided that I can eeek out a post or two a week between some of those other things. For no other reason than I like to write and I love the women I’ve met through this blog. I’m not ready to give that up yet.
It’s been three years since I’ve become an empty nester and my husband spends the bulk of his time building HIS business. I’m alone much of the time. Unless you count the animals.
It’s been tough to answer questions such as:
But I keep on keepin’ on. Finding things that work for me and those that don’t. I’m working on writing a little e-book that will give women a springboard when they come to periods in their life when they aren’t sure what to do next. Something that I wish I’d had when I was floundering around. If you don’t see in in the next month or so you have permission to nudge me to get it done.
So while the summer is coming to a close real soon I urge you to get out there and enjoy that sunshine while you can. Celebrate your harvests and ask yourself what you really want out of life.