Dear goodness gracious, it has been far, far too long since I last visited this space. What a collection of months it has been, though. My family has packed up and left Germany, spent months visiting family, driven halfway across the country, and settled in a home we can call our own. It's been an adventure, a whirlwind, a flurry of emotion and change.
The dust is settling and we've unpacked most of our boxes of things. Walls have been painted, rooms organized then reorganized, and rhythms have begun to take root in our daily lives. I recently signed up for a course offered by Mothering Arts called Healthy Home Rhythms. I'm slowly chipping away at the lessons and learning to balance the organic chaos of toddlerhood with the needs of all the beings in our home. My goal for this new chapter of life is to slow down, live more consciously and intentionally, and to savor the sweetness of these baby years with my girls. How is it possible that my oldest is already halfway through her fourth year of life?
I'm still trying to find my tribe in this new place. It is slow-going and I am pushing myself to be patient with the process. As a former semi-nomad, I've gotten used to throwing myself into friendships and organizations quickly and with real abandon. There wasn't time to move slowly, I thought. Now that we've put down roots, I'm looking inward and working on finding the inner direction I need to follow, even if that means there's a stretch of loneliness ahead for while.
So, I'm starting a year of slow, deliberate, and nourishing living. I hope to use my love of Waldorf education to shape the next year of our lives while we deepen our connections to this patch of earth we now call home. I'm not sure where exactly we're headed, but I have some quirky dreams and adventures brewing that I'm excited to share. I hope you'll join me on this new adventure!