Last weekend was our local country fair replete with a blinking twinkling midway, fried dough, cotton candy– the works. I was rather mesmerized with one of the rides that spins you round and round and round– wait, maybe all the rides do that?
Hang on. Am dizzy.
Wild, spinning ride. I think that’s where I was going– as a metaphor, you know, for this life I am leading.
The color! The people! The beauty! The struggle! The exhaustion! The sobbing! The laughing! The smells! The sweetness of dogs and happy kids– life. It has all been just too much for me. I really did (above and beyond my normal craziness) over-extend myself in this past year and the resulting burn-out was quite awful.
But I have learned. As one might, from lessons they are required to repeat over and over and over again.
I have learned.
I am on a new path. I am fresh with old things shed (behaviors, attitudes, beliefs) and new things opening their magical hearts to me (friendships, travel, creative play, writing)– this morning I took a walk with my darling neighbors. Together with all four dogs, we strolled up the hill behind where we live.
Am gearing up now to drive down to OBX — had originally planned to bring Henry and Daisy with me, but please see above where I have learned NOT to overdo. . . They will be (oh so happily) ensconced at Soliden with Ollie and Dave.
My hope is to share some photos of the by the sea magic— so stay tuned. Til then, may there be soft sunshine and good vibes in your day.