A Few More from Break

I feel a little guilty that while the East Coast was dealing with Snowmageddon, we were running around outside in 40 and 50 degree weather! But, I was super grateful that we could get outside on Gwen's winter break...

We also treated ourselves to a showing of Coco! I highly recommend it. Such a beautiful movie, but in theme and in viewing.

This sweet beast has been such a lovebug lately... so snugly! I'm enjoying it for sure.

Being back to school has been nice, but I'll admit, while a little long, the winter break was pretty fabulous too.


Things Unsaid

When a person shares there life online, they start to feel like a friend. I'm guilty of this, reading blogs and feeling like I really know the person. But the truth is, you can only share so much in a very public, open forum. There is so much of life that needs to remind between you and the other persons living it. I've always prided myself on being as open as possible, but sometimes its hard to toe that line properly. There are things I want to share, things I want to get out in the open, but they aren't all mine to share.

While things have been good lately, the end of last year was hard... honestly the last 2 months of 2017 were some of the best and worst in recent memory. There were really beautiful parts, lots of them, truly (Christmas was honestly magic!). But there were also big conversations with friends and family, arguments sometimes, lines drawn in the sand, and hurt feelings. I started going to Al-Anon meetings this month in an attempt to understand some people around me, and take care of myself. And I've been thinking about certain relationships that feel permanently changed.

This is life. Relationships come and go, friendships change, people change. This month seems to be about learning to roll with the changes. I want to be balanced here, and it would feel really good to fully unburden myself. But I'd rather focus on the good as well, and I have to respect the others involved. Here's your little reminder though, that the person behind these posts is human as well, and that with the good comes the bad.


This Is Not A Resolution (Part One?)

But I am putting this out there...

I’ve been taking a new yoga class for a bit over a month now, and it is pushing and growing my practice in the hardest, most enjoyable way. The teacher invited us all to pick a pose for the following year to focus on, a pose to be a teacher to us. I had done this previously, choosing... downward facing dog! It was a return to the root of things that I needed at the time. I didn’t know what pose to chose for next year, but the teacher put it out there that she would help anyone chose that needed it. If I found my roots in 2017, then 2018 is when I use those roots to help me fly: she gave me handstand. As soon as she said it, I knew that I had known it all along. It’s time to face my fears, and really go for what has felt unreachable. Expect to see a lot of practice pictures and videos. Expect to see frustration. Expect to see growth, slowly but surely. Handstand, I’m coming for you!! 💪🏻
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And here's my start...