This time of the year fascinates me.. As we begin preparing for Christmas, writing lists, making plans, looking ahead, deciding what needs to be finished up by December and what can wait until the new year, November really gets the raw end of the deal. Here in my little corner of Australia, Spring has well and truly finished, but Summer has yet to offically start, so even seasons forget about November. Our garden, isn't impressed this month either. The little zucchinis and corn took a beating from our wildy enthusiastic and at times unruly snail population, so we've had to begin again in new raised beds. And while our potted tomatoes and new strawberry patch are coming along, I can't help but feel like we're behind in our summer crop and I keep longing for it to all just grow already.
All this planning, making, looking ahead, longing, wishing, waiting for the weekend.. I know it does me no good at all. I know while I'm designing necklaces for the holiday season, finishing deadlines for a summer magazine, planning Christmas decorations and homemade cards, I'm missing all of the right now moments.
Right now the jacarandas and silky oak are in bloom. Right now Tallow wants to walk by herself with us around the block every afternoon to search for treasures. Right now the river is warm and perfect for early evening swims. And right now, on this New Moon, is the perfect oppotunity to let go of the old, embrace the new and set intentions for today and tomorrow. So that's what I'm going to do.
My New Moon Intentions..
To be in the right now
To be more mindful
To put my phone down and stop aimless scrolling
To believe in myself
To drink more water
To not follow the crowd
To let my heart emerge
Happy New Moon beautiful souls!
Much Love & Light