I recently had a 'kicked in the ass' moment. Or maybe you could call it a 'slap in the face' moment. I did the kicking and slapping myself, to myself, if that makes any sense. It was mentally, I didn't figure out a way to kick myself or decide to slap myself. But mentally, yes, I slapped myself extremely hard. Sometimes that is a good thing. Actually, it is always a good thing. I needed to be kicked. I find myself constantly working and not making enough time for the things in my life that I feel matter the most. For example: creating artwork, practicing yoga, gardening and hiking. There are a hundred other pastimes that I could add to that list, but I will try to keep it simple for the readers sake. This is why I had to kick myself, because I am putting less important things before the most important things. I have not stopped doing the things I enjoy, but I am not doing them quite as much as I'd like, and when I am doing them I am not completely immersing myself in the moment. I practice yoga everyday, but lately I have been in such a rush with my busy schedule that I have not had the opportunity to spend 30 minutes or an hour just doing yoga and focusing on my body or meditating. On a recent Sunday I was completely free of a schedule and had the time to sit outside and meditate off and on for most of the day. That Sunday was the day I kicked myself, and it felt good. Now that I've been kicked, I am ready to change a few things in my daily routine (that I wish I did not have) and begin using my free time to paint, do yoga, tend to the garden and hike. I will leave you with a few recent photos that I hoe you'll enjoy. I am now going to do my morning power yoga.
p.s. The chicks are now 3 weeks old and have moved into a bigger box. They are growing so quickly!
my handsome cat, tommy
the first iris bloom of the season
in the living room... isn't every room a room for living?