It seems that most of my blog posts, these days, start with the words “I’m sorry I haven’t been around” or “It’s been a long time since I posted”. Well it has. It’s been too long and I have noticed that I feel out of sync without posting something on the blog at least once per week, if not more. It has turned into my little haven where I can write my thoughts, ideas, and feelings down and somehow this keeps me oddly grounded.
I have had a busy couple of weeks. My parents were visiting, which was FABULOUS, and then shortly after they left (within 48 hours) I headed to Nelson, BC for the Spring Educational Technology Group Workshop. It was intense, but oh so fun. It has felt like life is just a whirlwind now, so much happening and not enough time to just take it all in. I am sure many of you go through similar phases in your own lives. It’s been a continuous struggle, for me, to be still, calm, and centered. Try to take one thing at a time and just be. Some strategies I have employed in the last couple of days and when I say “couple” I actually, mean this “ritual” has only been 2 days long :) Anyways- I have allowed myself 10 minutes of silence, while sipping coffee out on our balcony. In a way I would call it meditation, but when I walk out to the balcony with the purpose of meditating I find myself begrudging myself if my mind is still. So now I’m calling it “sitting in silence”. The second thing I have started to do is to continue with a gratitude/intention journal. Sometimes in the chaos of everyday life I forget the minute details of life that I am so grateful for. I also wanted to include my intention for the day in the journal, as a way to get myself centered for the day ahead. Rather than worrying about emails, to do items, and meetings I want to be able to state an intention that will guide me through my day.
Sounds good right?
I nearly lost it this afternoon. But thanks to some inspiring blog posts and friendly emails, all is back on track (whatever that means).
As I was looking through my photos on my IPhone today I realized how blessed and grateful I am for the last 3-4 weeks. Visitors, family, friends, travel, work appreciation, outdoor activity… all of it. Here are some photos of the last 3-4 weeks of my life showcasing my gratitude.