I’m obsessed with Instagram – it’s my favorite online home! Here’s a recap from the last week, and for those of you who aren’t on Instagram, come and join me!
Friday, September 9
Epic week over here. The second we dropped him off Wednesday for his first day of school, my body promptly let go and got sick. So I’ve been taking it really slow and simply resting and focusing only on him. The good news? It’s been downright amazing to watch his new beginning at his outside school unfold. Today while he proudly showed me where all the chickens lay their eggs, I said, “Wow. This place, your new school, is amazing.” He very steadily says, “Yeah, it’s my Happy Place.” My heart keeps bursting for him and I keep finding myself surprised by how much he loves it here. Later when I hugged him goodbye I said, “Have a good day!” And he says oh so confidently, “Oh yeah, I’m gonna have the greatest day!” I cannot tell you what a big deal it has been for him to so easily and happily separate from us. And so here we are, resting and being grateful for the end of an epic breakthrough week. I am so thankful. Have a great weekend everyone!
Monday, September 12
Trying new ways of making things today on the canvas. It involves having a courageous conversation with myself for sure.
Tuesday, September 13
I was going through my camera roll from yesterday’s snaps and found this random one that mistakenly got taken while trying to hit the video button. This photo surprised me in those ways when we see ourselves in unexpected ways. There I am in my undershirt because I didn’t want to get paint on my regular shirt and so I stripped down. My hair was pulled up, messy from not having time to shower. Isaid yes to a lip shade that feels more “made up” but thought I’d give it a try. And I was in my happy place, letting art out and letting love in. These days I often catch glimpses of myself that remind me that I’m aging: wrinkles, achy joints, loose skin, more weight, and gravity and love doing its job on a woman who loves her life. I consider aging an honor and an experience I get to have and love and maybe not love at times. I will embrace it’s wholeness and depth. But still. It’s also a little jarring. And so when I stumbled on this photo from yesterday, I was delighted to see me in a random shot doing what I love. I recognized myself. And I could see the light and love of my life in this shot. From art making. From partnership. From parenthood. From working hard. Showing up. From making mistakes. From being gentle toward myself. And so much more. There I am. Feels real. And good.
Thursday, September 15
Had the best friend date this morning with my girl Lynzee Lynx at the amazing (and new!) French cafe Vivenne. We all need those people in our lives who light us up. And I’m grateful to have this bright wise light in my life.