I am appreciating the gift of sickness as a means of slowing down and putting me in touch with my insides. I scheduled 2 leisure days off last week to enjoy the beautiful outdoors prior to our move away from the Pacific Northwest. Nature took my cue and slowed me down some more with a whopping head cold. Normally I boost up on supplements and push my way through. This time I decided to lean into the cold and rest figuring my body was trying to talk to me but I was too busy too listen. I asked if there was anything I needed to be aware of and then I shut up...the headache was causing too much pressure to luxuriate in thinking. Once the headache cleared, the tears started to unleash. All of my residual unfelt emotions surrounding our upcoming move surfaced, the flood gates opened and the tears flowed. By the end of my day off with my hubby on Thursday, I was all cried out. On friday I returned to a full day of work, multiple errands and grocery shopping in prep for a party. On Saturday, I joyfully received 80+ guests to our home for an end of school year/farewell gathering. I felt so grateful to have moved through the painful letting go process beforehand so I could simply be with all of the lovely people who have helped make our experience in Bellingham such a special one. Thank you beautiful body for nudging me to slow down, shush up and listen.
I'm Kelly Isabelle.
Full-time workin' mama & spouse aspiring to live a slowly paced, sustainably minded, creatively expressed, clutter-free life shared with kindred folk.