Right now, life is busy, exciting and full of possibilities. Ben and I both have deadlines looming and I feel like we are playing a game of tag team as we meet each other at the front door, discuss plans for dinner and exchange hats from work to home. It's a fascinating time of transition and as I was catching up on the washing today, I enjoyed a little time in the sunshine, let my shoulders drop and took a precious moment to embrace the day.
And in that moment I got thinking about time, the fact that it's November, we've been back in Mildura for nine months, my daughter is no longer a baby, she's a little girl, she's walking, talking, passionate, funny, obsessed with the cat and a gorgeous, cheeky delight. And as I pack away the toys and wash another load of clothes, the days just keep on rolling by. Christmas will soon be here, another year over and whole new one on the horizon. There's nothing like being a parent to remind you how precious and fleeting the days are and how important it is to be in the moment.
I used to find myself caught up in the past, over thinking events and memories, wishing I'd done things a different way. And if I wasn't dwelling there, I was frantically writing future to do lists, worrying endlessly about tiny details, anxious about things I had no control over. And while that anxiety still gets to me a little some days, I'm really working on being present, finding that space to just embrace the day, no lists, no plans, just allowing the flow of the now to carry me for one place to the next, totally in the moment.
"Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of travelling" - Margaret Lee Runbeck
Wishing you a most magical weekend!
PS. My happy confetti filled mail, is one of Kate's gorgeous prints. Such a sweet and super clever lunch lady! There's nothing like a big handful of confetti to remind you to live in the moment.