Well, it’s been a whirlwind of activity since I last checked in.
Why? Because we moved (again!), and although this time I’m embracing my new city (LONDON), I’m back to get settled and adjusted to a new way of life.
When I question why things happen the way they do, I’m reminded of a favorite quote from Liz Gilbert of Eat Pray Love:
“We gallop through our lives like circus performers balancing on two speeding side-by-side horses—one foot is on the horse called “fate,” the other on the horse called “free will.” And the question you have to ask every day is – which horse is which?”
Whichever horse it is – I’m not sure. Either way, this has been a busy time.
The problem I have is whenever life throws me a curveball, my routines tend to go out the window. That’s why I got sidetracked when I found out we were moving abroad and stopped working on my blog for four months.
However, I’ve learned a valuable lesson at the age of 51 (finally!!): For me, self-discipline is key. And working on this blog grounds me and offers something to work toward, fulfilling a sense of purpose I need.
Looking Back: Why a blog in the first place?
As I’m approaching the third anniversary of this blog, I’m thinking back to what prompted me to start it in the beginning.
The truth is, as a mom, I was going through a really tough time. My teenage daughter had moved far away to live with her dad in western Canada. I can remember desperately searching the internet for someone else’s experience to help me cope, but I couldn’t find anything.
Thankfully, my story turned out way better than I’d hoped, and I wanted to share my experiences with any mom out there going through something similar.
Although at that time, I was focused mainly on motherhood, I now like to explore many different areas and love to share things I learn as I go along.
Some things I’ve learned about myself over these past three years:
- Slowing down is key. When I’m off and running, I’m often getting nowhere. I need to be intentional, and this only comes from being still long enough to figure out my plan.
- Discipline affords me the time to do all of the things I want to do.
- There’s nothing I love more than connecting with other women. I hope that through this blog, we can get to know each other. I enjoy hearing from you! And I hope you like hearing from me.
- Creative work of any kind involves a high degree of vulnerability. There is no roadmap. Some things flop. Others go over well. I guess it’s all part of the process.
- I enjoy studying spirituality, motherhood, relationships, and, most importantly, what most importantly, exploring ways that I can understand myself and support myself more. I share things that resonate with me in hopes that they might resonate with you.
Thank you for following along! So many things to look forward to and discover together.