My husband took our kids this evening to give me a little break. I’ve been knee deep in details, and really just needed to have a little downtime as summer comes to a close. Even if only for two hours.
Also…my kids will not stop bickering. That’s a sure sign that we need structure and work. Our days need purpose. Summer has had its purpose and now it is time to move on, for my sanity. And might I add their well-being?
My quiet time of sorts was used just to tie up loose ends around the home, put out fires in my email inbox, and journal about what changes we need to make in this coming school year. I felt like someone had to pull me to the finish line this past year.
I really need a time of getting centered before new beginnings. While I know that I have such good intentions about changes this year, I know that distractions are such a thief. I want to live more intentionally about so many things. I want my family to a priority and that means saying no to things that don’t fit our vision across the board. I don’t want us to live as warm bodies, but as purposeful beings who use our time and talents wisely.
I’m realizing that I’m a person who paradoxically needs quiet to think and loads of creative stimulation. When I don’t get either I can feel caged very quickly. So I want this year to provide more balance in these two areas. I don’t know how that will look yet, but I’m praying that I figure it out.
One way might be in giving ourselves more freedom to not have to be slaves to checking off boxes. I don’t even want to be slaves to “normal”. I want this year to be about the journey of enjoying life as art.
Because life is the artwork of our creator, even though we try as might to mess it up at times.
I’ll need y’all to remind me.
So yeah…all this from a little quiet and a cup of tea. I hear the garage door opening and that means the troops are home. Quiet time is over.
I’d love to hear how you are seeking to live artistically.
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