I know, I know, it’s not even Thanksgiving yet! But it feels like a new year to me. I’m in the renew, rebirth zone. I read a blog post by a “mommy blogger” regarding the start of the new school year is the “Mom New Year.” I can totally relate to that. It’s the time mom gets her kids back on a schedule, plans meals, tackles organizing homework and new activity schedules and promises… this will be the year… I can certainly relate to the shift in priorities and renewed enthusiasm every fall.
I had a summer of introspect. I realized I am not where I want to be in life and instead of complaining about it, I can change it. I spent months doing inner work. Reading philosophies that speak to me. Meditating and reassessing my vision, goals & priorities and I’ve emerged with a new outlook. I have a new sense of direction & focus. So this is my new year, right now!
As I worked on finding myself, my creativity has taken a back seat. I’ve slowly been working through A Year of Painting, much slower than I wanted to! I just couldn’t force it. Now I’m itching to get back on track. My daughter and I had a weekend alone and decided to try out the free sample Life Book lesson Willowing is offering. I’m not sure if its share worthy LOL but we enjoyed working together. We even had to make an emergency trip to Michaels at 8pm before they closed to get some skin toned paint. She loved that! Jump in the car and zoom across town to get there before closing, hearing the closing in 15 minutes announcement and ending up with a $20 total for our $1 tube of paint. So many needs we found, including new earrings. That right there is good quality girl time :)