It looks like a tornado or the Clonado may have blown through our house this week. But really it's just business as usual. Packing and repacking suitcases, with lots of laundry in between. We leave tomorrow for Coeur d' Alene, Idaho. We've never been but from what I hear it is a breathtaking spot surrounded by dozens of lakes. Lush land, blue water and perfect summer weather. I'm feeling giddy! Now, just gotta get those suitcases packed.
I have a question for you mom's out there. Being a mama is always what I've envisioned for my life and I love it. But how do you pour your heart and energy into these little lives everyday and not feel depleted sometimes? Energetically, that is. I looking for ways to rework and simplify to feel more vital. Is there a trick I'm missing? Oh, I have so many questions I wish I had asked my mom. But, I'll save those thoughts for another day. What do you do to fill your cup so you can continue to give as a mother and wife? And to yourself.
Today I had moment of reflection (after stepping on the scale, yuck!) I've realized I've got to make some changes. Not just for vanity but for health. Step one, vacation- relax away stress. Step two- get moving. Step three-pull out my art supplies. I can't remember the last time I worked on anything of my own.
One more thing, our little bloom is nearly 22 months. How did that happen? Everyone tells you, but you don't believe it until it happens. She is growing so fast. She is talking a lot and putting short sentences together. She is really proficient at her color recognition. I didn't really realize I was teaching her them. I just try to describe everything to her. Hue is important to this artsy mama. She is showing us how strong-willed she is daily and is full of sweet snuggles. I can tell this little love is gonna keep us on our toes.
Life here in the desert can feel lonely, thank you for reading and being apart of our lives, even while we are away. If you have a moment, let me know, how do you make time for yourself? What fills you up?
Tired mama or not, just look at her, she is pure magic.
We hit the skies tomorrow. Have a beautiful week!