Today I am:

♥ feeling inspired by all the mothers in my life, from my own who is about to embark on a great and spontaneous adventure to India for a family wedding; my sister who recently welcomed her second babe and is gracefully navigating all the change that brings; a dear friend who is now a mama to four children; mama bloggers like Amanda and Ginny , Kathy and Jean, who remind me to take pleasure in the work of everyday things, make time for craft, and to really see my child as she is right now.

♥ a bit overwhelmed with some potential life-changing decisions.  Something big is brewing, and while I’m excited and optimistic, a dark cloud of doubt has moved overhead, causing me to question everything.  How do you know when the time is right to make a big change in family, work, or lifestyle?  I’m trying to trust my heart and intuition, but they can be hard to hear over the noise of self-doubt.

♥ planning for summer. There’s so much I’d like to accomplish this summer that I’m in danger of letting it pass me by entirely.  Reminder to self: make sure to spend plenty of days barefoot, splashing, blowing bubbles, eating strawberries straight from the patch, and just being summer.

♥ challenged to create satisfying, tasty vegetarian meals.  I haven’t had any meat since March’s vegan challenge, and I feel great.  But I’m still learning the art of creating meals that feel whole, as opposed to a collection of disparate side dishes and salads.  Thankfully, the summer market and my garden are providing great inspiration, but each week the grocery shopping and meal planning feels like a chore.  I long to be excited about those tasks again.

♥ excited to have made it into the homestretch of my lace shawl.  It’s going to be beautiful!  I am so pleased to have retrieved it from the dark corners of my hope chest.

Oftentimes writing what’s on my mind is such a relief!  It can lighten the load a bit, breathe some air into stagnant thoughts, brighten my mood, and bring me new energy. What is on your mind today?


6 thoughts on “Today

  1. Hey there! Just called you- I need a talk 🙂 Hope you are off enjoying some sun… Miss you

  2. I, too, know that noise of self doubt and it is just that – noise. I think it’s sole purpose is to keep us where we are right now, where we feel comfortable. That Big Change on your doorstep sounds really exciting, and if there’s something I’ve seen in you it’s that you face challenges, find the best in any situation, and have the moxie to plow forward and give it a go! Keep us posted!

  3. Hi, the cookbook “Super Natural Everyday” by Heidi Swanson might be the answer to your cooking dilemma…I just bought it a week ago and have made 6 of the recipes in there…yummy goodness indeed!

  4. Thank you for the sweet compliments, Tierney. Self doubt is so paralyzing and noisy! I need to put in my earplugs and keep moving. : )

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