Monday, March 7, 2016
Life Keeps Moving Forward
A funny thing happens when you go away for ten days, life keeps moving forward. While I have been away the life I left behind at home has gone on, an Etsy shop has opened, registrations for my spring workshops have been rolling in, connections were strengthened, and I began to feel like the old me. That last one, beginning to feel like the old me, that one, well that one has me feeling pretty darn amazing. I said in a text to a friend the other day I have my mojo back.
This trip south has been so good for me. Time away with my little man deepening our connection, time by the ocean, walking on the beach, and soaking up the sunshine allowing my heart, soul and spirit to heal, time with my parents, chatting and feeling supported, and time, time to be, to soak up the present moment, and to enjoy slow and simple days. This trip has allowed me to focus on the things that are important to me, and I think in doing so, I have found myself again, the real me, the one that is happy, content, and inspired.
I still have many questions about my future, and many options to explore, but right now, as I sit here writing this post, I feel ready for whatever lies ahead. I know there will be more bumps along the road, there always are, but I feel strong, and most of all, I feel ready to accept the challenges that will come up. Life hasn't been easy the last few months, if anything parts of it have been downright horrible, but you know what, I am here, I am happy, and I made it.
Tomorrow, Reece and I begin our journey home, and I am looking forward to stepping back into my life at home, the life of a homeschooling, homesteading, homemaking mama. I will arrive home inspired, with new dreams and goals to work towards, feeling grateful for my time at the ocean, and blessed, yet again, to walk this path I am on.
Wishing you a lovely start to your week my friends, and sending a little love your way.
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beautiful words, happy to read them... we're packing too... issa received the letter and was so happy about it. Next one he will send from another continent!ReplyDelete
Thank you my friend. Glad to hear the letter arrived, Reece did send a postcard from the beach, not sure it will reach you before you leave.Delete
Wishing you safe and happy travels, can't wait to hear all about your adventure. Much love and big hugs to all of you. Have fun!
I'm so happy that this trip was such a healing one for you. And yes! It seems like such an exciting time for you. Wishing you a safe trip home. xoReplyDelete
Thank you Yanic. The time away has been so wonderful, and things have been moving along while I have been away, which is very exciting.Delete
Thank you. xo
So glad you were able to have this time to reenergize and refocus. Have a safe trip back !!!ReplyDelete
That is so good and uplifting to hear Kim, I wish you much peace and happiness in your future. I think you are creating something very satisfying for yourself with the workshops and ETSY. I am glad that you feel that YOU are back.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Camilla. xoDelete
I smiled reading your post today Kim. I am so happy for you and Reece. Yes, life has a funny way of not slowing down, which I guess is a good thing, it keeps us always striving.ReplyDelete
Safe travels home and much love.
Aw, thank you Tracey. Yes, it is funny how during this time away, my life at home, my work, just kept on moving forward. It feels good, and makes me feel like I am on the right path.Delete
Thank you. xo
Hi Kim, I'm so glad to hear that your time away has brought you both peace and strength as you've had the chance to rest and think things through. I am sure there will be bumps, but I know too that you will do fine. I wish you and Reece a safe trip home. Take care.ReplyDelete
Thank you for your kind and supportive words Jennifer. This trip has been truly wonderful, and given me the time and space to really find myself again.Delete
Thank you. xo
I love these photos and these words. Safe journey home dear friend! xoReplyDelete
Thanks Alexa! xoDelete
Thank you, I love your pictires!ReplyDelete
Thank you Karin-Ida!Delete
My heart is so full reading this. So happy for you.ReplyDelete
Thank you my friend. You have been a wonderful support through all of this, checking in on me, and "listening". Can't thank you enough for your love and understanding. xoDelete
have a very very safe trip :) Glad you got the mojo back, I knew you would!!ReplyDelete
Thank you Karen!Delete
You sound better than ever. I might be booking a trip to the coast soon :)ReplyDelete
Thanks Matt. I am feeling pretty good. And yes, you should do it :)Delete
It strikes me often that in the midst of sadness and struggle, life continues on around whomever that is happening too. It's a wonderful feeling though to reach a point on the journey where you know that you can navigate the bumps and the low points so that you can truly appreciate the best moments and circumstances in your life. A lovely post to read!ReplyDelete
It does, we can't stop it, and if we aren't careful we miss too much of it.Delete
What a beautiful post Kim. Full of hope and happiness. I am sure those bumps in the road won't feel as big as they have done these past few months. I am so happy for you and Reece. I do hope you had a safe journey home after your wonderful holiday.ReplyDelete
Thank you my friend. I am hoping you are right on those bumps, but if not, I feel I am in a much better place to handle them.Delete
We made it home, and are settled back in. It feels so good :)
I am glad this trip helped you recharge your batteries and find your way "back home". Have a safe trip!ReplyDelete
Thank you Anke.Delete
Hi Kim, I'm new to your blog and am enjoying it very much. Just wanted to say that you were in my neck of the woods on your vacation. We have a place in Lakewood.... Not sure if you remember seeing that. From your pictures, it sort of looked like you were at the MB State Park or nearby. Glad you enjoyed your time in Myrtle Beach. Look forward to getting to know you better through your blog. Have a great day.ReplyDelete
Hello Laurie, and thank you for stopping by. Those hiking pictures are from Mrytle Beach State Park, we always stop in there for a hike when we visit my parents. Such a lovely spot.Delete
Smile on my face, dear friend, to read these words.ReplyDelete
Life always ebbs and flows, doesn't it? But the moments when we have really connected to ourselves, make the disoriented moments, when ourselves are evolving, so much more manageable.
Safe travels :)
And a smile on mine right now, my friend, because, well because I get to call you friend :) It is true what you say, and I hope moving forward that those more difficult moments that are still to come will be easier to move through and navigate.Delete
I'm so pleased Kim. I hope things are going well for you back home. Much love xoReplyDelete
Thank you Julie!Delete
This post makes me so happy! I am so glad that this trip was so rejuventating for you and that you are heading home feeling stronger, happier and more at peace than you have in months! The beach and sun are good for the soul! The girls were super excited to receive Reece's lovely postcard! Safe travels, dear friend! xoReplyDelete
So happy to hear the postcard arrived!Delete
Thanks Shel, this trip was so very good for me, and for Reece. I am so grateful I was able to make it happen for us this year.
The beach is always a great place to refresh. I'm glad you have your mojo back and the etsy shop looks amazing! I've been thinking of opening a shop again myself.ReplyDelete
It is! Thank you, the Etsy shop is a lot of fun, and I feel very fortunate to be working with such a wonderful group of ladies.Delete
I am so happy foe you and Reece, Kim, and happy to read that this trip was such a healing for you.I smelled the ocean through your words and pictures!ReplyDelete
Thank you my dear friend. You have been in my thoughts and will be all weekend. Much love and big hugs coming your way. xoDelete
Hooray! So happy to hear this news! You have been in my thoughts non-stop and I am glad you are re-finding yourself. The ocean is the perfect place to do that if you ask me.ReplyDelete
Thank you Taryn. It feels so good, and I know how much you can relate to all of this. While I wouldn't wish what we are going through on anyone, I am happy that I have someone like you walking a similar path. It makes it all feel a little less lonely.Delete
I think so often we need to be re-inspired all over again, and until it happens we haven't actually fully realised that's what we needed. Sometimes it can be a really simple, everyday thing that does the trick and sometimes it's some time away in the sunshine. And sometimes it's waking up to blue skies and finally making time for a catch up with a wonderful blog!ReplyDelete
Oh Sally, thank you for your kind words. I have missed you my friend, I hope all is well and that life is good in your part of the world. xoDelete