A gorgeous 50 degree day came out to celebrate with me this morning. Today marks one year since I made the second best decision of my life (Jimmyredhed, you'll always be first!). One year ago today, I began nannying, four short days after leaving a social work job that I simultaneously loved and hated. Yet, it all honesty, nannying is the most minor component of this equation.
|Back gate 3/2010|
One year ago today, I began a conscious decision to live my life for me, to wake up and end each day with happiness and utter contentment in every aspect of my life. In this past year, I have watched a tiny baby grow into a walking, talking little girl. A small business, nurtured, grew in sales over 300%. A home came together and sheltered us in our second and third years of marriage. Daily walks introduced me to nature, the elements, my physical body, my mind, and the space wherein they all exist together. My peaceful world was just beginning.
|A spring walk 3/2010|
Through these seasons, I've slowed down, and experienced four of them for the first time in my life.. My conversations, my pursuits, and my pullings ... quieter. I've learned that hostas are the first green of spring, the feeling of rain against my umbrella, the connectedness of strangers on a bus that overrides the isolation of morning commutes in a car, the swelling of a heart as spring awakeness is inhaled.
I've learned to be deliberate. Conscious. Connected.
My body, my work, my well being thrive.
These are my days. I am who I aspire to be.