Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Good Lessons








Sometimes life gets a little crazy, things happen, and you wonder what landed you in this place at this time. I have had a few moments over the last few months that have had me searching for the lessons, searching for what I was suppose to learn from these experiences.

There have been many lessons learned, but the one really great thing to come out of all of it is a clear direction of where I want to put my roots. By roots I mean who I want to spend my time with, who I want to learn from, who I want to journey this life with. The people we choose to surround ourselves with is not something to be taken lightly.

I want to surround myself with like minded community, with people who understand where I am going and can support me. I want to have people in my life who appreciate the beauty of the world around us and enjoy sharing time connecting to nature. I want the people I choose to spend my time with to stretch me, push me past my limits, make me walk my edge and then allow me the space to grow and change.

I have been lucky enough to find these people and we have been spending more time together as our connections grow. Watching our kids play and enjoy time together is a joy. Sharing conversation with them and exploring the world around us invigorates me. Soaking up the pure positive energy these people exude inspires me.

The last few months have definitely been filled with a fair share of disappointment, but there has also been light, a bright shining light which is leading me to something so very wonderful. And for that I offer gratitude. I am feeling so very blessed.

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  1. Your words tells so much of what I want. I want to be surrounded with great people, too. Those who can help me with the things that matter most. :)

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    1. I think we all want it, the hard part is finding that community. It has taken me a while, but slowly the connections are being built, the "village" is coming together and I see wonderful things ahead. Good luck finding your community.

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  2. Learning new things and learning from mistakes is what makes life so interesting! Have a great day! :)

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    1. We are working on finding that community here. Sometimes it seems like it is difficult to find those people. I am becoming a firm believer in the idea that the people who you surround yourself with have a big impact on your attitudes and direction.

      Glad you are making good connections. Thank goodness for the light in the shadows!

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    2. It is hard Jennifer and has taken my years to find community like this. It is so worth the wait and the time it takes to grow those connections.

      Hoping you find your community soon.

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  3. I am keeping this in the forefront of my mind as we make new connections here. So important!
    Very happy for you!

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    1. Good luck with the new connections. When I think of making new connections there is a little twinge of excitement at the possibilities. Have fun!

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  4. I have found that friends are very fluid and come and go over the years. Their goings caused by life changes, values shifting. Relatives are constant and reliable for us. I enjoy friendships while they are there but know that one day they may or may not be there in the future.

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    1. I guess this can be true, although I still hold the dream of my "village" being there for the long term. Yes, I do think some friends come and go...the old saying there is a reason for them in your life and once that reason is gone so to is the friendship holds true, but I do think there can be stronger connections that will last the test of time. At least I hope so :)

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  5. SO wonderful that you have found special folks to share your time with!

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    1. It is wonderful Taryn. It fills me with so much joy every time I think about it :)

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  6. so happy you've found your tribe, the ones that truly get you and celebrate you!

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    1. Thanks Amanda, it feels pretty darn good.

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  7. Yes, we're searching for the same thing Kim as we long to plant the seeds of longtime friendships, here, in our new state. So happy you've found your tribe.

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    1. Good luck with your search Lisa. It isn't always an easy one, but it is a worthwhile one.

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  8. Finding that group is part of finding home, I think. It helps make me feel whole. Congrats!

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    1. That is exactly how I feel. Every time I leave a gathering with these wonderful people or I met one on one with someone for tea and a play date, I leave feeling full and whole. Such a good, oh so good feeling.

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  9. Learning and choosing who I spend my time with, who I connect with has been a big one for me this year too. A blessing x

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    1. Huge blessing to learn this lesson and then to find the connections that make me feel full and alive. Wishing you all the best on your journey.

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  10. I am so inspired by you yet again and by knowing it may have taken you time to get to this place, but that you are now there. Right now I feel very far off from it, but am given hope by such things and am also so very happy for you to have found that community.

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    1. It did take time Sara, but in the end so very worth it. There were struggles trying to figure it out, trying to find the people I wanted to surround myself with and who I thought would be good to surround Reece with too. There were times I lost hope that I would find that supportive, strong community, but I found it, and you will too. Give it time, don't stop looking and keep reaching out. Your tribe is there, you just need to find your way to it.

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