It’s that time of year again. Resolutions, intentions.
Here’s mine..rhythm (gosh my first challenge is to spell it right!)
We began the rhythm by sitting round a wreath of white candles (ushering in the new…) and each of declaring a wish for the year (resolution is just too hard a word for a 3 and 4 year old!).
Fun, love, rhythm, specialness (of the kind you feel on your birthday!) and whole-hearted living.
Oh, and I am back to my daily rhythm of morning pages…anyone else starting or still keeping going with this? And I will start my green smoothies again tomorrow – I have missed them.
2010 has so much to celebrate and acknowledge for me.
Artistically, major mosaic commissions, my first solo exhibition, mosaic classes that were joyfully full all year and already full to bursting for the first 4 months of 2011. A deep sense of consolidation and confidence in my skill and instinct as a mosaic artist. A feeling of arrival in my transition from being a social work / trainer to an artist.
As a mother, I have managed to stay connected to myself (quite intentionally) so that I can parent from a place of awareness, self-care and knowing. I am proud of this and despite a journey full of struggles and obstacles, I feel I can pat myself on the back for how I am doing as a parent. I…we…are doing WELL. There is ease in being a parent, a mother, a family…like a comfy pair of shoes, no longer new and rubbing and causing blisters!
The ups and downs continue in the midst of the goodness – a broken night of sleep last night and the impact that immediately has on my mood – the feeling of overwhelm – the need to learn to manage stressy feelings better, to slow down and pace life in a more healthy way.