I have THE best hubby in the world. I waited and hemmed and hawed, and almost talked myself out of asking to do this amazingly dreamy thing in the Fall. I asked. He said yes. I'm going. It was part of #38 on my list. It will be a catalyst to many other things on my list.
I'm just starting the Unravelling journey. This week's assignment is to focus on the feet that surround us. Our own, of course, but also those around us. It sounds a little strange at first, but really, amazingly, once you start to think about it, our feet (and the feet of those we love) do so much for us, and ask so little in return. They take us on many amazing journeys, from the most mundane journey of our routines, to wild adventures. They are actually quite revealing.
So, here's me, according to my feet.
(notice the open minivan behind me. very telling)
(this is where I start my day. everyday.)
(the above shoes are a little slice of heaven)
(the feet that surround me, keep me running, keep me going, keep me grounded)
Unconditional Joy is something I've decided to embrace. In case you hadn't noticed, I'm the kind of person who can think and stew over whatever bee is currently in my bonnet, and then start to feel frustrated because I'm not "there" yet, in whatever new goal or interest or way of being I'm thinking about. Then, sweet Krista showed me the way to this article, and the rest of Enjoy Parenting . Now, I'm at the point where I am feeling like I could go the rest of my life without reading another parenting book (not because I've "arrived
but because they only put more of that creepy "not there" feeling in to my head), but his article was just so what I need to hear! So much more than parenting, it put a spring in my step in more ways than one. I'll just say go check it out!
Also, I'm so, SO excited that I've given myself the gift of the Unravelling, Ways of Seeing Myself e-course. Writing, Photography and inner reflecting. Just my cup o' tea these days. Just finished my "how to work your fancy camera" class yesterday, and whoa! Talk about a crash course! 3 full Saturdays of bells and whistles, but I actually think I have a handle on it now. Hooray! Now, I just have to get out there and practice!
And soon, I'll be making my 38 before 38 list for all to see (I turn 37 in 2 weeks), and I'll be posting my work from my soon to start class, and oooh, book lists and new websites to visit!
I still haven't recovered my photos from the first 2 weeks of my photo class, but here are a few fun ones from this past week.
And here's my little man...
Oh, and check this out. I want to watch this over and over! So cool!!