I know it is officially autumn, but we're still busy milking summer. Eking it out. I love the change of seasons...there is shift, a slight chill creeping into the mornings but the days are warm and beautiful. And there is a sense of savouring it all...holding my face up to the morning sun.
I've been kinda in limbo. I have two great projects I want to launch this year. My heart is right there, I have been super excited about them and I am asking myself why I am holding back. I realised that I just feel full. Juggling working (based largely from home apart from travelling in to meetings) and homeschooling, life and all it brings with. I know when I stop eating well that I am too stressed, or too busy. I need to clear some space, make some changes so I can breathe those projects into life in a way that is healthy for me. I want the kind of life that has me and those around me eat beautiful homemade food. I want to be present to the magic in life and if I am too busy for too long I lose touch with that mindful awareness.
I think I know what needs to shift but I am not sure how it will all unfold. Right now, I am waiting. Keeping life simple, preparing beautiful food and waiting. For the right time. For launching these great projects to feel right, for them to elicit a huge roaring YES inside. I have no shortage of great ideas and projects/people I would like to support, but I do have a limit on the time and energy I have to give. I am a classic for over-committing myself.
I haven't been reading much in the way of other bloggers work lately...but the other night, I was looking at a weeks plan that looked way too full to be comfortable (or full of any decent food) when I stumbled across this post by Jodi of Practicing Simplicity. YES!
It really spoke to me. I said no to a few things and the world didn't end, I breathed easier and we had an awesome week.
Life can be like gardening huh? Sometimes, I need to do a bit of pruning and make space for the new to grow.