I feel like such a long time has passed since I’ve sat down to write. It’s been a very busy holiday season, as I’m sure it has been for you too. My little girl turned five (!), we celebrated each week of Advent with a beautiful and magical community ceremony, we had a delicious Christmas Eve dinner, we received the joyous news that our close friend had a baby, and we had visits from several dear friends.
And then things got quiet around here. And it got very cold. And we got pretty sad. And homesick.
Sure, we could have easily picked up the phone to proactively get to know some new acquaintances, but it just seemed so daunting. It’s hard to get out of a funk sometimes. I had a few big girl tantrums and cried a bit. I jumped into new projects (magic loop!) and tried to focus my energy in a positive way. But it is hard to write a blog post about feeling sad! I try to be authentic with my writing, but I also want to hold the intention of focusing on the the beauty and joy that exists in my life. Such a balancing act.
At the beginning of 2012, Brian and I set a guiding intention for the year: Be Bold. It has played out in many ways including moving across country to Missouri and beginning to write this blog. Over the next few days, I’ll be setting intentions for the year ahead and remaining open to any guiding words that come to inspire 2013. I’d love to hear what sorts of intentions you are setting for your year.
I want to take this opportunity to say thank you for sharing in my life through this blog. Some of you I know intimately, some of you I’ve only met across a computer screen, but it brings me great joy create this blog, and I appreciate your taking the time to read and respond.