My little human alarm clock went off at 5:40am this morning. The thoughts start rushing in, “Can’t you sleep in just once little girl?” ”I crawled into bed a little before midnight last night.” ”You woke me up screaming ‘No!’ and grabbing your mouth because of your teeth not once but twice.” ”Ugh! I’m tired.”
But you know what? Yes, I am tired. There is a good reason for it.
I’m tired because I played with V yesterday and because I hooped so that I could have fun and exercise. I’m tired because I did my hundreds. I’m tired because I did laundry, made meals for friends, and had time to stay up with my DH and friend to watch TED talks and eat chocolate and popcorn in peace and quiet.
I’m grateful for all of it – all the little moments that I get to live and love. Even the tired ones.
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Somewhere along the way in BlogLand, I began following Sara’s blog. I read about her rvs, houses, babies, simplifying, dreads, photography, and traveling around. She became an inspiration to me to live simpler, travel to see the world, see the beauty all around us, and her dreads were just AWESOME.
I tried dreads once before as some of you may remember. They didn’t turn out as I wanted them to because, frankly, I didn’t have enough information to take care of them correctly. They all stuck together and they got greasy. Since I wasn’t happy after 7 months, I took them out.
I still longed for dreads though. I cut my hair thinking it would be less maintenance, but I ended up unhappy with that too. Then Sara and her family were in the AZ area, and traveling near by on their way to TX. Imagine my excitement when they came to visit for Sara to put in my dreads.
I’m lovin’ them! I wake up and my hair is done. No fretting, no styling, no products – the hair is in charge. I’m grateful I had the opportunity to meet Sara and her family, to get dreads, and to get another dose of inspiration to keep me asking what’s next in my journey?
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I can tell there is a big change awaiting my family, but I am unsure of what exactly it is. I know in a few short months, the lease on our rental house in Arizona will be up and we will be headed back north. We are manifesting many things before then – our house to sell, to find land with the home of our dreams, and for DH to have the income to support those goals.
Last night, I laid in bed for hours pondering, manifesting, wondering what is going to happen for us next. Where we will live. What our community will have – co-op, like-minded folks, homeschooling groups, LLL, and things of that nature. Will we be able to find what we want close to family.
I do know that change is upon us. Big change. I can feel it. For tonight, I am leaving my dreams out on the blogosphere and into the Universe because anymore wondering on my part won’t get me anywhere.
Change is inevitable and for that I am grateful.
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