We're in the middle of October, heading into the darker and colder seasons. It's a time that always encourages me to go inward, to stay inside my home, to curl up under some warm throws on the sofa. There's never a shortage of coffee, even at 10pm, and there's a sense of gratitude for my fading garden, warm days, and summer activities.
But this time, I'm in more of a reflective space, acknowledging not only my moments of gratitude but for the times I've felt a sense of loss or disappointment. I'm grateful, yes, for my growing swiss chard in my garden and also recognizing that it's been growing abundantly without harvesting it to eat. Why grow something that we don't harvest? We like swiss chard, and it's easy enough to prepare! It feels so symbolic for what we have in our lives that we just aren't accessing; there doesn't have to be a reason or an excuse given, and maybe simply acknowledging it makes it all feel okay.
The world's happenings and current events feel so differently received than a year ago, and I'm learning how to move through the unknowns while mothering my young ones and being a partner to my husband and a community member to others. I don't have any answers or perfect solutions, but on the daily I make a decision to just "keep on, keeping on."
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