Becoming Who I Am
When we moved into this house in 2005, the landscaping was absent of flowers. We've slowly added color over the years. I will on occasion buy a plant and my husband picks where to plant it. We are perennial plant lovers. Walking around and seeing my garden through the camera lens gave me a sense of peace and calmness, time was suspended.
I wish I had a jar that could bottle up that peace and I could release it's powerful effect when I am borrowing worries and troubles. Since that is impossible, I find when I am calm, happy and stressfree, I will document those days through my camera or in my journal. They are treasured days in my mind.
I was also contemplating how whenever I am rushing off to get errands completed or chores done, I miss the everyday beauty in nature. Why is it with a camera and a few minutes, I am refocused and I see what is there every single day but in a different light and angle? I walk by these plants daily taking them for granted.
A new rhythm to my days will be starting next week. School begins and my house will be quiet once again. I do have plans-knitting plans, writing plans and photography plans. I've found that with an empty nest comes rediscovery. New hobbies started, old hobbies revisited, I will always be a mom and that devotion will never end but it's nice when they are off becoming who they are so I can become who I am.
On a side note and completely unrelated, I bought my very first jean jacket. I was thinking I might be too old and then I thought "well I'm only going to get older", and threw caution to the wind. I think all those shawls and scarfs and mitts that I create are going to look fabulous with it. I'm kind of excited :) Hurry up fall, I've got a new look to sport!
What brings you joy? What causes you to stop and drink in the peacefulness that the day offers?
Have a great weekend :)