|I've fallen in love with these mountain lakes and my new SUP comes in 5 days! Another thing that might seem silly to some but fun to me: Headstands on this thing. GREAT core work!|
It's been so long since I've blogged. It seems as if the longer I go, the harder it is to write again. It's hard to find my voice on here sometimes. I think this has come naturally with all the big changes in life over the last few years but now that we are settled and have put down some bigger roots, I'm looking forward to finding my writing voice more. Maybe that will be on this blog and maybe not, but for now I'm glad to be here today. There have been moments in the last year where I've come to write on here and it all feels so silly and pointless. I'm not sure why I've felt this way but more than ever I've realized how meaningful and powerful it can be when we share ourselves with others...when we write and speak our stories, goals, feelings, inspiration... it's a light. It really is. No matter how simple or plain or small our life topics feel when we share. Chance are, when we are real and speak what is on our hearts and minds (deep and surface), there is someone else out there that can relate. A connection. I've truly craved this authenticity and connection in my life...with my own sharing and in hearing about the real life happenings and heart of others. Those that want to read will read and those that don't, won't. It's that simple.
|Sisters, OR (20 minutes from Bend)|
I don't entirely know what is next in my life but I sense it is something big that I least expect. This morning I woke up with a very clear sense of calm where I know I need to trust this process and be still for a bit as this next chapter unfolds. The fall will bring an empty nest of sorts for me as my youngest goes to Kindergarten! I've stayed home from my teaching career for five years now so I'm feeling a little graspy (if this isn't a word, it is now) at times recently... grasping for something that gives ME definition or my life a purpose. But I have a purpose and my next thing will come to me if I don't rush and if I'm open to using my gifts...I'm certain of it. Maybe it will be teaching and maybe it will be something I'd never imagined doing. For now, my focus is soaking up this summer with my kids, being so so grateful that I CAN make this decision to be home with them (giving value to this personal choice), and entertaining new ideas of how I can use my mind, education, and passions/gifts. Exciting blank canvas coming up here...I'm looking forward to painting it!
I'm ending this post with some pictures and captions and will plan to be back soon with more detailed writing on training, motherhood, goals, dreams, readings, and thoughts. I've missed you Runninghood...I certainly am hoping to be here more often.
|One happy girl after a day in the mountain sunshine, a cold mountain swim, plenty of time on the SUP, and my kids lost playing all darn day in nature! A cold IPA was nice too!|
Hope to reconnect with those of you that still write blogs and read blogs and that I truly do miss connecting with!
Mostly on Instagram for my blog these days!