1000 + 100 = Right Now


One photo plus 100 words tells you where I find myself right now. Inspired by Susannah. Wishing you encouragement, wherever you find yourself right now. xoS

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Taproot. Taproot. Taproot. Packing. Owning that travel is my new normal. Gray, rainy summer days. RC cars. Hammocks. Smoothies. The Great British Baking Show (love). Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (meh). Becoming Wise (so, so good). Missing the West. Edge Medicine. A gathering of swans. Wondering if it is all – always – transition? New ways of being. Living into the image. Hibiscus tea. Craving Beggar’s Bitters – best cocktail ever. Needing glasses. Resisting making an appointment with the eye doctor. Feeling the need to clean out everything. Clearing the way for the beginning of the beginning. Longing for fall. Forever, longing for fall.

1000 + 100 = Right Now

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One photo plus 100 words tells you where I find myself right now. Inspired by Susannah. Wishing you a warm embrace, wherever you find yourself right now. xoS

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Synchronicity. Trust. Curiosity. Dropping artifice. Embracing authenticity. Stepping into the void. Exploring the edges. Music! Winter – finally. Returning to the body again and again. Blonde Whiskey – oh. my. stars. – it’s good. Just realized, on Saturday, I will be married for exactly half my life: 23 years. Reacquainting myself with paint; it’s been awhile. Feeling the January overwhelm. Clutter. Need to pare down everything. Essentials. Felicity. Why I Wake Early. Adele 25. Spotify. Saying no. Saying yes. Questioning my ability to hold the fullness of my life. Daring myself to extend my grasp and stretch a bit more. Expansion. Back to the circle.

Looking Ahead from Wholeness

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What you can plan / is too small / for you to live. – David Whyte

Having looked at all that came before, all that resides within and all that stands in front of you, you can gaze from wholeness on what lies ahead. Gifting yourself a bit of space and time, let the vision of next year begin to emerge. Let it begin gently. Let it begin with intention. Let it begin.

Contemplation

  • Review everything you have written about or thought about in this series: last year, yourself, your child.
  • Close your eyes and make a wish for your upcoming homeschool year.
  • Write down your wish and keep it somewhere safe.

Meditation

Embrace where you are, and envision where you want to be. Holding that space, invite a word or an image to guide you during the coming year. Be open to what arises and present to how it makes you feel. Whether a whisper or a shout, claim it. Your heart has spoken. Listen to what it has to say.

Inspiration

  • Mark Nepo on wonder.
  • When your thoughts consume you, read this.
  • A Morning Offering” by John O’Donohue.
  • Brené Brown is a visionary. Listening to her inspires change and courage in me.
  • The quotation under the photo above comes from this poem by David Whyte.