The big rushing energy these past several months have required of us seems to have drawn back to that in-breath place now. Not calm, necessarily, but definitely more still.
I often find that place uncomfortable. Stagnant. Sluggish.
Without school or out-of-the-house jobs to impose structure on our days, I was feeling a bit lost in the days. If I did the dishes at least once, that felt like an accomplishment.
But then, a couple of weeks agok, we went to the Oregon Coast to celebrate Sebastian's mother's birthday and it was exactly the exhale I needed. A brief -- but beautiful! -- change of scenery, that crisp Pacific air. (Photos of the actual ocean here.)
Sebastian and I set up a new work/kids exchange schedule, to help us each make sure we have the time we need to work on our projects. Just having that expectation, the ability to visualize how the week will play out, is so so helpful. And, suddenly (though, truly, it's probably all been brewing for a while), several new projects have magically manifested. Funny, that.