Thursday, January 21, 2016

Right Now...


:: I am sitting at the dining room table typing this post (it is Wednesday evening 7:45pm)

:: I am enjoying a hot cup of tea made from tea given as a gift from my very dear friend in England

:: I am listening to the pages of a book being turned as a certain little man "reads" before lights out

:: I am struggling with bits of my new reality...there are some things on this new path that aren't so easy

:: I am finding strength in the love and support of friends

:: I am loving the book Daring Greatly by Brene Brown...a perfect read for me right now

:: I am smelling beeswax as the candle beside me slowly burns down

:: I am pondering new projects that I know will bring me joy

:: I am learning more about who I am, and who I want to be as I move forward

:: I am soul searching for answers to some deep questions I have

:: I am journaling daily, sometimes twice a day, as I seek to discover more of me

:: I am planning to soak in the tub once lights are out for my little man

:: I am finding peace and joy in the little things, the ordinary of each day

:: I am happy, and excited about what lies ahead, and maybe a little fearful too

Sending a little love your way, my friends, and wishing you a beautiful day.

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  1. Sending lots of love to you Kim and wishing you a lovely Thursday. xxoo

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  2. The future can be a scary place and more so for you at this present time. You have a wonderful inner strength but I know that sometimes we need that shoulder to lean on and when it is all down to you and you alone that must be so hard. I do hope that those difficulties can be worked through in time and that you can look back and smile that you made it through. Hope you enjoyed your soak in the tub and a restful night.

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    1. It definitely can be, and yes, right now that is particularly true. Thank you for your kind and sweet words. I know everything will work out, it always does, but it doesn't make being in it any easier. For now, I just take it one day at a time, and keep writing in my journal :)

      It was a lovely soak, and a very restful night, exactly what I needed.

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  3. So much beauty in every word ... Thank you my friend, I wish you a bright day ! xo

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  4. Sounds like a cozy place to be. Many good wishes for the adventures and challenges ahead.

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  5. Kim...sometimes it takes major changes in our lives, to find out who we really are. Praying that these times of soul searching will bring you peace. mari

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    1. Yes, indeed. I kinda thought I knew who I was, but with this transition I have found the need to do a little more soul searching. It is good in some ways, and has opened my eyes to see more of who I want to be.

      Thank you Mari. xo

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  6. Sending love right back at you! xoxo

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  7. Thinking of you today, Kim. I am excited for everything you have coming up and I know you will do well and be happy.

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  8. What a sweet post- covering the senses, doings and emotions- very clever. Well I hope you certainly have a wonderful day ahead- and a glorious new year ahead
    xo

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    1. Well hello there my friend. So nice to see you here. Thank you, I had a wonderful day, and hope you did too.

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  9. I am smiling after reading your words!
    XO

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  10. Thank you, Beautiful Kim
    Life is always giving us new challenges, its both scary as it is encouraging.
    I try to see every day as a gift, learning from my mistakes, enjoying the things I love, the little things and to be able to just be around living my life :) I wish you a beautiful day as well!

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    1. Thanks Karin-Ida. Yes, the new challenges definitely provide a little of both of those things, at least that is what I am discovering. Thank you for sharing your perspective, it is such a lovely way to live.

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  11. So much going on to unwind at the end of you day. I hope you did get that soak in the tub!

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  12. So many good things on your list. I love the listening to the pages turning one! A very precious sound. I hope you have a wonderful weekend XXX

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    1. Thank you Sally. Yes, I am loving that sound these days. It happens every night, and frequently during the day. It is such a wonderful sound :)

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  13. I find night time, with the darkness and quiet are very conducive to reflection. This must be a hard and strange and dark time for you, dear friend. I hope your journaling, your positive attitude, your resilience and your hard work bring you peace through it all. Thinking of you today...

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    1. Yes, I totally agree, it pulls me in every night, and with a cup of tea it feels just right. It is strange, and while most days are filled with light and love, this week has been a little difficult. There are some things I was wholly unprepared for on this new path.

      Thank you my friend, I appreciate it. xo

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  14. I have only just discovered your blog, so hello! Thank you for your words and inspiration, especially during such a turbulent and soul-searching time. Much love xox

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    1. Well hello Audrey, and welcome. Thank you for your sweet and kind words. xo

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  15. Sending you lots of love and light! <3

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    1. Feeling it my friend, and sending some right back to you :)

      xo

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  16. Thinking of you my dear friend. Know I'm never far if you need something or just someone. I know parts of all this are so hard, but you are strong and I know you will get through this shining brightly.

    xoxo

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    1. Thank you Yanic, that means a lot. Yes, parts are hard, and the difficulties this week I was totally unprepared for. Such is life. I will find my way through, there is no other way :)

      xo

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  17. I do love Brene Brown! She is so brave.

    I love picturing you in this moment you have shared. To me, there is nothing more exciting or terrifying as the wide open expanse of new possibilities.

    Sending love.

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    1. Yes, brave indeed!

      Oh goodness, you nailed it, exciting and terrifying, those emotions have been running through me this week full force.

      Feeling the love, thank you, my friend. xo

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  18. I can only imagine how much this all stirs up, and how hard it can be. I usually totally refrain from unsolicted advice, but I wonder if you would enjoy the book I am reading - Finding Your Own North Star by Martha Beck. It's providing a lot of comfort for me, and sounds similar in ways to the one you are reading. (I'm definitely going to check out that one, sounds like another one I need to read). Anyway, thinking of you out here. xo

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    1. It has been a tough week, and I think feels a bit tougher because the last few weeks have been full of light and love. I will check it out, I am sure I would enjoy it if you are recommending it, you know me so well :)

      You will love Brene, she is amazing. She has done a few Ted Talks, I highly recommend checking them out.

      Thank you, my friend. xo

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  19. One day at a time and one foot in front of the other. :-) I can imagine how hard some days can be when you're dealing with everything by yourself, but I do believe you've got this!! Have a beautiful weekend with your little man!

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    1. Yes, thank you Anke, I need that reminder some days. It is hard, but I know I can do it, some days are just a little harder than others. And there are some parts of this new journey that I wasn't quite prepared for, and that has been the hard part of this week.

      I most certainly will, and you enjoy all that snow :)

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  20. this is so inspiring !!! you are always leading the way for me for really being in the moment and being grateful for the here and now. I'm glad you are enjoying 'daring greatly' - mine is full of post-it notes now. Have a great week!!!

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    1. Aw, thank you my friend, that is so sweet of you to say. Ha, I have pages turned down, and little notes here and there. Loving that book.

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  21. i love the description of each sense through the moment. i wish you clarity with your soul searching... always a good step to take.

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    1. Thank you, I am slowly finding answers to some of the things I am questioning, and it is moving me in the direction I wish.

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  22. You write like the banks of a river, flowing freely so that even the rocks and bumps are softened with your beauty. Shine my graceful friend. Shine.

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    1. Oh my friend, thank you for your kind words. They have made me smile and warmed my heart this morning. xo

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  23. Beautiful. There is something about the written word. I love reading bits and pieces of the stories people like you choose to share. It's amazing how connected I can feel to someone I will most likely never meet.
    Hope the rest of this week continues to be filled with happy moments.

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    1. Thank you. I think you just hit the nail on the head with why I love the blogging world so much...the connection we can feel to each through our words, and our life experiences. Even without meeting in person we can connect, and share so much through our spaces.

      Thank you, I hope the same for you too my friend.

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