Dear Homesong Readers,
It’s August! My birthday month! Soon enough I’ll be one year older, having made 31 voyages around the fiery Leo sun, and hopefully I shall be a smidgen wiser to show for it. I always associate this this time of year with the frivolity of gathering and organizing school supplies, long and sweaty heat-stricken days, and attending and working at the famous Sweet Corn Festival back where I grew up. But I’m a mom now, thus, I no longer need to gather school supplies, and I no longer attend the Sweet Corn Festival in my home town, so that leaves me with the leftovers: sweat. And sweat there has been, but this August, and most notably the tail-end of July, has felt like September, autumnal October even! Just glorious. I am sitting outside typing this today in what feels like a cool breeze (knock on wood it keeps on breezing!) and not sweating! It’s big-juicy summer miracle, if you as me. The temperature has been more than moderate and the humidity lower than low, and I’ll take it anyway, anyhow because I cannot tell you what fresh air means to me right now.
It’s been quiet here. And for good reason. There are projects a-brewin’ and things slowly simmering on the back-burner. *Slowly* being the operative word here, because as I mentioned above, I’m a mom. While creative projects and writing pursuits drive my curiosity and fuel my days, the ebb and flow of motherhood is guiding my life and it’s pace at the moment, just as I have always wanted it to and felt it should be. Given sibling squabbles and keeping up with endless piles of smelly laundry, and the dance of everything in between, it has been especially hard to keep a steady rhythm here with the kids being out of school and life feeling all over the place. But that’s summer for you, and while I’ve had some dark darks and cloudy weeks, it’s been fairly good to us to say the least.
In taking time away from sharing and posting more regularly here throughout this season, I have realized what I really and truly want from this space right now and in moving forward. I want rhythm here, surprise surprise, with a consistent but inspiring flow of content to guide you and I together on a path towards more mindful living. I want each day to correspond with my posts, so you know as a reader what’s in the docket and on the weekly horizon, so to speak. Monday’s for this, Tuesday’s for that, and so on. With this in mind, I am going to be making some small but significant changes, nothing knew if you’ve been a long-time reader of Homesong, as rearranging has been coded into my DNA. But before I share my new rhythm with YOU, I have a question that would like to toss your way as it will help guide me in making this a space one that gives you life…
“What is it that you enjoy about this space, and what kind of topics give you life here?”
I want to take into consideration your voice as I continue to view this space as a collaborative one of sorts—a community where we can come together and share all that makes home a meaningful and sacred place in our lives while cultivating stronger connections with ourselves, others, and the natural world. So, shoot! Let’s have it!
And because I don’t say it enough, thank you a thousand times over for taking the time and energy out of your fast, full, and busy days to visit Homesong. I never know how many people are actually reading this here blog, and if blogging is even a thing anymore, but I love doing life here, and so I shall continue to do so!