My word of the year is featuring big for me this year. Sometimes my words take a while to impact me deeply, not nourish. This year nourish is taking me by storm! I feel like a whole lot of things are changing for us as a family for the better - we have a new home, Andy has a full time contract for the next year (this is HUGE for us to go into winter later in the year knowing he has full time work!!), we are organising and hosting events that we have always dreamt of doing with climbing and various workshops and fire circles and all sorts of other events in the pipeline, things are getting easier at home and we are operating well as a family again after the addition of a gorgeous new member last year and the darkness that was post natal depression. And through all this I feel like nourish is running strongly because I am choosing to nourish myself by doing these things and by looking after myself better. And as I nourish myself I feel better and so I am more able to be present for my children and my husband. As things at home feel better I am able to extend that nourishment out into my community.
I love the community in which I am a part. I have an awesome family of origin and incredible friends and lots of lovely acquaintances slowly evolving into friends too. I am feeling stronger in the choices I am making again. It is challenging to make choices that are not the norm. I am making the choices I am in full awareness that they are not right for everyone and I am doing the best for my family of creation in the same way as all the other mothers in the world, all of whom are making different choices from me. I love that we are all different. I love that we all have our own potential to grow and become bigger and brighter versions of our best selves. And that is what I feel nourish is leading me to. I feel like I am feeling better and better about myself and releasing some of the self doubt and guilt and rubbish that I have built up inside over the years. By taking these nourishing steps I am feeling more comfortable in my own skin and it becomes easier to enjoy myself with my friends and family. I am so grateful to be finding so many ways to help me feel better. Surrounding myself with lovely and loving people is just a part of that.
Thank you for being here, for being part of my tribe. I am so grateful to you for your role in helping me feel nourished. I hope that I can find ways over the year to nourish you in return.
With love xxx