Ivy is coming up on three months old this week, and Mason turns two [TWO!!] the week after that. It's a little wild how fast the weeks and months are flying by - but i think it's also an indicator that for the most part, life is good, so very good.
We've been doing a lot of walking these past few weeks - out every morning for errands, impromptu visits to Gran's house, and sometimes just around the neighbourhood to re-center my overwhelmed self. We're out every evening as well, picking up last minute additions for dinner, walking to the library to play with the huge blocks or heading to the park so Mason can get his energy out before bedtime.
It's been a one-woman-show around here most days, as Nathan slaves away at work. Sometimes I feel envious that he gets time away from home, a break from the craziness, a breather to be a grown-up. And then...after honouring the feeling, I realize that I'm really the lucky one - that I'm blessed to be their all-day care-giver, their tear-stopper, their bum-changer, diaper-washer, laundry-folder, book-reader, nap-enforcer, meal-maker, bath-giver [ahem], and all around, everything-doer. I get to be there for all of it, and while it's incredibly overwhelming sometimes, its also incredibly humbling all of the time.
I've been working on one of my 15 in 2015 goals over the past six weeks, which was to create a daily meditation practice. I've been carving out time to WRITE, almost every day. I believe that meditation comes in many forms, and for me, getting the words out of my head and into reality is a form of meditation. Sometimes it's as small as an instagram caption. Sometimes it's a One Little Word prompt, sometimes a blog post and sometimes an entry in my journal. In all cases, I feel so much better for writing it.
This week, I'm planning on backing up thousands of photos, creating new prints to send in my product packages, checking in on and re-evaluating this year's goals and writing, writing, writing.
What are you lovelies up to this week?