Yes, I ache for summer back-breaking rock-hunting days at the beach…but its chilly! And it hasn’t stopped raining in practically two weeks. I had nowhere to go but my desk, nothing to do but the work I love.
And so I’ve been writing and rewriting and typing away at the novel. I’ve spent a few days bent over my camera, photographing Rose Quartz and Malacholla and Ammonite pairs. And as of recently, I’ve had a few late nights printing photo prints for the upcoming art show.
Then this week, my partner was out of town on a business trip and I had extra time with the kiddos. I kept ‘em distracted with fun Autumn projects and rainy movie dates and adventures around town. It’s a relief to have my partner home safe and sound again, but I’m also proud to have managed on my own for those few long days. I’ve never lived alone, and though I DEFINITELY prefer the life I have with my babies and my husband, it’s interesting now and then to be forced to spend more alone time with yourself.
Sooo I’ve retreated from the blog world for the past few weeks to manage the extra things going on here at home. And, I’ve been savoring this time too.
Things have been busy, but they’ve flowed. And when things flow beautifully, I just want to preserve the moment and keep it safe, keep it locked tight in my own little world. It’s almost as though the moment would vanish and the “busyness” would seep back in if I look at it too long.
Or maybe it’s as simple as wanting to be all-in on these tiny, quiet chapters. My heart feels full of gratitude and appreciation and joy, whereas I usually have a healthy dose of anxiety fogging my senses.
I don’t know, but I am feeling at peace. Right now, I want this quiet. I need this stillness.
I just want to soak up these cozy, dreary days.
And if cold, wet autumn days are your thing too, I hope you’re enjoying a few of your own too!
Wishing you a peaceful autumn! 🍁🍂