Vacations are amazing. You see new places, feel new vibes. You soak up lazy moments and cherish fun activities. You watch as your children play and adjust to a new place. You sleep easier without the worries and daily to-do lists rushing your mind. You sit, and then nothing. You just sit and look at this world that God laid before you. You do this because you and your partner worked hard for a whole year (in this case even longer) to purely enjoy a whole week of it. I did this for the first 2 days. I used every minute I could when I wasn’t changing diapers or feeding little ones. I sat outside on the balcony we had and looked at the beauty before me. Throughout the week I just kept saying “It’s just so beautiful here, I can’t get over it.” The trees seemed to swallow the hills. It reminded us of a sea, an ocean of trees. Colors of deep purple and brown and green flourished everywhere. Immediately I wanted to paint, to color anything. I knew that I wanted to see those colors portrayed on a work of art on my walls. I wanted a constant memory of what we witnessed this vacation.
Friday, August 31, 2012
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
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Friday, August 17, 2012
Thursday, August 16, 2012
I can't believe that her 1st Birthday is just a few weeks away! This past year has just flown by. I don't even understand how time went by so fast. I remember back in the day when we were kids and time seemed so... Still. Having to wait a whole year felt like an eternity. An hour felt like a day, and a day felt like a week and so on. Now a days, I think it is a Tuesday and oh wait it's a Wednesday. Like when did time start skipping? I feel like I am all of a sudden an adult with a husband and little kids. It feel like yesterday I was lounging on the couch reading thick novels and waiting for the other kids to get out of elementary school so we could play.
I hope my childrens future is filled with lounging and play time and silly moments and feeling free. Just look at how happy she is already in life and she's barely been here a year....
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Example: I get so mad about cleaning up after everyone all the time. My husband doesn't put anything away once he has used them, and it drives me mad. Or my daughter is in the habit of spitting out every piece of food I give her... These are small things and getting mad every time they happen is useless and unnecessary. When I am old, I don't want to be remembered as the ____-retentive mother who couldn't let the little things go. If what we are remembered for in the end by how we made others feel, I want to be remembered as the kind and soft spoken mother. I want to be remembered as feared, but in a good way. I want to be remembered as connected and in the moment, not always trying to figure out what needs to be taken care of next. I want to be remembered as a good feeling, not as what I acted like this morning.
I ought to try yoga and meditation again. I think that as this juncture in my life, little moments of relaxation are all I am going to get and in order to love life and not just deal with it, a little "Hoo's Fra Ba's" might be good for me and everyone in the house currently "dealing" with me.
For I am no where near perfect, but I do want to be the best version of me.