Well, I am so excited to say I am back to my writing and back with each of you. Thank you so much for your patience with me as I took the summer off from blogging. I have not only missed my writing, but I have missed you. Your comments and our conversations have become an important part of my week and I value them so much.
As many of you know, I spend my summers on an Alaskan beach commercial fishing. It is absolutely beautiful and quiet, but it is also primitive. I have no electricity and no indoor plumbing, so when it’s cold and raining, you have no idea the dilemma I’m faced with! Should I make a run for the outhouse or hold it until it stops? Trust me, it’s a difficult choice.
Aside from bladder issues, however, life is pretty basic. With no emails to check and no phones demanding my attention, I have the chance to simplify and enjoy the most important things in life. I can sit carefree along the shore and watch the waves or the eagles. I can take unhurried walks on the beach with my girls looking for agates and ocean glass. I can reflect, re-focus and re-center. It is a gift of time that brings purpose and joy and I hope in some way I can pass that gift on to you.
Motherhood can be exhausting so if you are feeling a bit overwhelmed, or frustrated, or worn out, or if you just need a break from all the “noise” around you, then I hope you’ll plan to grab a cup of coffee each week and join me on this journey. Together we’ll learn to slow down and savor the moments we’re given and not waste a single one thinking about what we didn’t do or what we can’t do or what we won’t get the time to do. Instead let’s help one another enjoy what we are doing, knowing that today’s ordinary moments can be tomorrow’s extraordinary stories.
I invite you to share your journey with me and I hope you’ll enjoy a peek into mine. Have a great week and I will chat with you soon.