Thursday, August 30, 2012

it is time to begin

The summer is quickly ending
And September feels like the time to begin

I have so many things I want to start
Projects put on the back burner
Thoughts never written down

It feels like the new year to me
I am ready

Ready to
~ Get into action, and start working out again
~ Carve out a space for me to create
~ Create healthy enjoyable meals
~ Get that book going
~ Connect more deeply with creative souls
~ Learn spanish
~ Create more tradtions
~ Start the projects I say I am going to start
~ Then follow those projects through to completion

What are you ready to begin?
Want to do it together?
Hold each other accountable, check in along the way?

I could use a partner in crime, how about you?
Lets take flight together

Thursday, August 16, 2012

moments unfolding

Reflecting on the memories
Sharing stories about our camera adventures
The rain falling
Ducking into a little bar to chat
A warm glass of brandy warming our chilled bones
The streets of Brooklyn guiding us
Train after train, after train to get home
Lost in thoughts
Happiness abounding
Grateful for my ability to take a risk
Step outside of my comfort zone
Let the world unfold in front of me

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

being present

Navigating my way between two jobs
Finding my path on my creative journey
All the while nourishing my relationships
And finding some time to soak in alone

Trying to balance each of these things
And appreciate them when I am deep in them
Not wanting to be anywhere else
Except exactly where I am

Trying to stay present

Monday, August 13, 2012

Love Notes Post Card Project

At times it can feel like a chore going to pick up the mail because you know exactly what is in there.  But what if that changed?  What if a hand written post card sat nestled in between the bills?  Words written down on paper for you to hold in your hands and soak in.  A little sliver of sunshine arriving unexpectedly, just for you. 

What if you had the opportunity to bring this sunshine to someone else's mailbox?  Picking up a pen and writing your own words down.  Sharing pieces of your story and words from your heart for them to soak in.  Would you want to be a part of it? 

Social media is great for staying in touch and easily communicating with friends, but there is something so lovely about holding a real piece of paper in your hands.  Seeing someone else's handwriting and feasting on what they h ave shared brings the story to a different level. 

These thoughts are what sparked the idea of for the Love Notes Post Card Project.  Words shared on a post card, mailed to someone you may or may not know.  Hearts opening, sunshine arriving, connections unfolding. 

This three week project brings the opportunity for sunshine to be sent through the mail by responding to a simple writing prompt.  Head on over to here to find out more about it and to sign up.  I hope you will join in. The project begins August 19th. 

Sunday, August 05, 2012

the moments

Life is about the moments
The unexpected things that happen between the plans you make
The small pockets of time that lead you down a new path
Connecting with individuals you just met
Laughing over a shared experience
Creating something from a few minutes spent together

Riding your bike to the lighthouse than jumping into the sea for a swim
Sitting along the Hudson, talking about life and all that you hope it will be
Finding a lake when you decide to take the long way home
Sitting along the waters edge sharing cookies and stories
Going out for drinks with friends and meeting the love of your life

The moments you did not plan for
Become the memories that you will never forget
Keeping an open mind and an open heart allows these moments to happen
Each one created in it's own time unfolding as it is meant to
A life time of moments filling us up and weaving us together