Jun 13, 2011

A time of inspiration

In the past week I've found inspiration in so many different places, and thought it would be a great thing to share on a Monday.

*It started with this quote Brittney shared - I can't stop thinking about it!

*Then it was Kyla's post about finding your voice as a blogger. It was well-written and so true. I've been thinking a lot more about what I want to be doing as a blogger and being totally confident in my writing - whether I have one follower or a thousand.

*Next I read Ashley's post about appreciating the season. This hit home in so many ways I almost cried. I've been trying to live for the moment - and while that means we're planning for the future, it also means knowing we're not at the "baby stage" yet, and being okay with that. Lately I've been appreciating all the things Ben and I do that we wouldn't be able to do if we had kids. (Like sleeping in, or running eight million errands on a Saturday morning and then relaxing on the couch all afternoon). I'm becoming more okay with this - and I know when the time is right for us, we'll expand our family.

This actually made my visit with Jess yesterday even more fun! I snuggled her beautiful new little girl Madelyn (who is the most relaxed newborn ever), and enjoyed spending time with Jess and her kids.


And Livie with the lip...it kills me every time!


What season of your life are you in? Where have you found inspiration lately?

7 comments:

Lucy The Valiant said...

yay for inspiration! Also, how jealous am I that you get to see Jess and her babies!!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I am in the season of my life where I am trying to appreciate being single. Sometimes I get a little down-in-the-dumps about it and very 'woe is me', but then I go out with girlfriends and they remind me, as much as I covet the relationships they have with their husbands, they also covet things in my life. Life my ability to go wherever I want, whenever I want, without having to consult anyone else (or discuss the budget with anyone).

Those pics of the baby are so darn adorable. She is such a little peanut!

Mandy said...

Precious pics of the baby! She's beautiful.

I am in the season of transition. The novelty of being unemployed is starting to wane, I'm doing my best to keep boredom from settling in, and trying really hard to remain optimistic. Its not always easy though I am trying to enjoy the fact that I do have all sorts of flexibility in my schedule right now.

Nora said...

Love the photos. So much.
I think I'm in a season of tranisitioning/adjusting at the same time. So many new things going on in my life, all wonderful, but all different from my "usual."

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

We are definitely in a similar season - except I have ZERO yearnings to leave that season and go onto the next! Lol. I quite enjoy my selfish, kid-free life :)

I guess we are also in the "engaged" season. Though being engaged doesn't feel much different than before and I'm sure when we're married it won't feel much different either!

Kelly (She Wears a Red Sox Cap) said...

Love that quote.

Also in the same season, but loving every second of it. Teaching kindergarten has given me an up-close view of the life of a parent and I'm not ready to deal with it haha

Jess said...

My babies!!!

And I so remember that. My twenties were all about transitions, and settling into myself. So wise of you to realize that and appreciate it.

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