Hellooooo Friday! All I have to say is: “WHEW!” It’s been a long week, er, well, 10 days. Damian’s been away and oh-so-coincidentally, his trip coincided perfectly with our preschool’s “summer break”. So yes, it was a long and wild week/s for me.
I’m glad it’s the weekend. I’m glad to have made it through this period relatively unscathed, and I’m already missing my baby boy like crazy. Parenthood is such a trip.
So here’s something.
I’m going to take a week off from blogging. Or maybe two? I’m chewing on some big thoughts, thinking about some big life changes, and I feel like I need to make the space for that. This past year/year and half has brought so much transition into my life. I’ve grown a lot and the thing is, I’m just not the same person I was when I started this blog – when I was blogging the first time around.
And although I like myself better – love my life so much more now than I ever did before – I’m no longer sure exactly where this blog fits into the picture. Anyway, I just need to take a step back and figure some stuff out. I’ll be back soon enough.
And now I leave you, for my brief hiatus, with this happiest of notes -
Le Love List!
this week somebody did something for me that was so kind and selfless, so incredibly helpful, so completely changed the way that I was able to experience my week, that I’m still sort of reeling. I’m not used to that. I’m . . . thank you. thank you. .|. road trips with Waits .|. laughing with Waits, the way his eyes light up so bright and lock on mine .|. developing my wine palate .|. a heart-to-heart with my uncle, about my future, and letting his perspective which was off-putting at first, sink in a little bit and begin to take root. it’s good to gain another perspective .|. when being called out/criticized can make you re-evaluate. being willing to hear things that hurt because they’re maybe partly true .|. working to exhaustion, past exhaustion, but getting everything done so that I can actually really enjoy the down time .|. introductions that go so well, better than I could have hoped .|. hearing my neighbor playing live music outside in the warm evenings .|. clarity. conceptualizing a new future. you’ll know when you stumble on the right path, because you’ll want to begin to walk it as soon as you possibly can .|. my granny is so beautiful with her long white hair and bright red lips .|. meeting Bonzai readers, I still get nervous and flustered but it’s always such a pleasure to connect .|. *sigh* what to say? this week was big, full of big feelings on both sides of the emotional spectrum. this year has been a roller coaster. so much of the time I just feel like I’m flailing. or failing. I still don’t know what I’m doing with my life half the time, but I think I’m getting closer. and despite the confusion . . . well honestly, I’m just so grateful to be where I am now instead of where I was before . . .
Alright guys, now it’s your turn – let me know what you’re loving this week!
This happy little post will stay at the top of the page all weekend, so stop by any time to leave your Love List, ask a question, or offer some feedback! Or if you’re new, feel free to just introduce yourself and say ‘Oi!’! This is your community, so get involved!
Have a great weekend, and an even better week, my dears. I’ll catch up with you in August!