Ever have those moments where you step back and realize how lucky you are to live the life you do? That’s me, on most days. I’ve had a pretty frustrating and heart wrenching week and I’m sure you’ll hear more about that in another blog post… but for now, I want to focus on the good… because I need to, for my own sanity!
My good comes in many forms. It comes in the form of Eric, who’s supportive of all my crazy whims and dreams. He’s also an amazing partner to walk through the challenges of parenting with and I’m so grateful to have him by my side. It comes in the form of my two amazing little girls, who make me smile and appreciate all the little things in life, like playing with cars, building with Lego and making mud pies… and the sweet way they cuddle in at night before falling asleep. It comes in the form of some pretty incredible friends, who listen when I need them and encourage me to keep going. It comes in the form of my family, where no words can adequately describe how wonderful they are. It comes in the form of some AWESOME clients, who refer and support and talk about my work to their friends. All of these “things” fill my heart with joy.
This tiny reminder of joy, is now hanging by our front door. It’s a bird feeder that Eric built with Ella yesterday. I loved watching her eyes light up as she watched Eric fill it up with seed last night.
This joy also continues to grow as I constantly challenge myself to try new things and make sure to really live each day as best I can. As most of you know, I love to create. Whether that creation takes the form of the photographs you see on this page, or the knitting you’ll find in my etsy shop, or something else I can create with my hands, I just love to make beautiful things. A few weeks ago, when I was writing the blog post about Keryn and Farm Fairy Fiber, she and I got chatting about spinning. It’s something I’ve always wanted to learn how to do… and so for the last two Sundays, I’ve headed down to the shop to start learning. I’m really pleased to say I’ve created my first yarn… and while I still have a LOT to learn, I’m excited to see what’s in store. Just another thing to add to my list that I’m grateful for.