This is a gate that I passed while walking a beautiful trail towards Beatrix Potter's Hilltop Farm in the Lake District of England. I had never seen such pastoral beauty before this. The path meandered across farms, past sheep, under gnarled old trees resting next to equally old stone fences. Every now and then I would pass a little stream of such tranquility that I would stop and rest with it. I remember there were huge cotton ball clouds drifting high up in the sky. It was such a breathtaking day! I felt so alive and excited about the discoveries of life!
This is how I want the next phase of my life to be, like this path felt to me on that day two years ago....and this gate represents the new path I am about to enter after many years of joyous full time mothering. My two youngest have left for university and I find myself here in my house, a very quiet house, pausing and feeling the change. Pausing is good, I want to feel this and then feel the shift as I move on. My intention is to see beauty everywhere, everyday. I don't have to be in England or anywhere else, I might be in my kitchen....and I will experience the beauty in the moment. I also want to feel the excitement of living a creative life! To feel fully alive and expansive.
So this is it....this is now and I am about to turn my creative energy towards my own life. I have to say it is exciting. Who knows what I will do next....I have some creative ideas....I have some pretty big plans....it's time to open the gate...
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