Tag Archives: change

the hope + promise


Spring seems to bring the greatest potential. Everything begins to thrive. Life returns where it once seemed dormant. I find hope and promise in my own life as warmth returns to the earth. I begin dreaming of the potential, and activating some of my intentions with purpose. There are expectations that haven’t been realized yet. I am choosing to let go of regrets and begin seeking these ideals with freedom and anticipation. Because it isn’t too late yet.

conversion : : renewal

I am prone to extremes. Sometimes I think we all are. It is easier that way. I am also often driven by perfectionism, which can complicate life. I regularly need renewal. A reflection on what and why I am pursuing. There are usually good reasons, but somehow they get lost in the process. A daily conversion is required to avoid just going through the motions. I have to be reminded of the foundation of my desires.

choice : : circumstance

Life is full of possibilities. Our choices determine many of those circumstances, although sometimes life brings the unexpected as well. Whatever the lot life currently holds, the one thing we do have control over is the response we choose to engage. This is something I am working on.

old : : new

Things are growing here on our little green patch of earth. We are working on some of our plans, as well as adjusting our goals for the future. Our first home, our fixer, is in the process of being handed to new owners. The closing of one chapter while hopefully beginning a new one!

What changes and hopes are you experiencing this season?

waiting and breathing


It has been a long (and fast) few weeks since our world changed. Brian has been working in the city while the girls and I stay on the coast and wait for the closing on our Portland home. The weekdays are often hectic and lonely as I manage things here by myself. My camera has been out of order for several weeks, causing a steady stream of Instagrams as I continue my habit of freezing a few of these moments, to remember and cherish as the days rush on.

Despite my reservations with gardening after we found out about the move, we have managed to gain a fair amount of our fruits and veg of the season from its bounty. Potatoes, salad greens, kale, radishes, cilantro, strawberries, salmonberries, and onions have all been gathered, while the carrots, blueberries, raspberries, sugar peas and garlic continue to thrive and promise a delicious harvest.

All this change was unexpected, and in the opposite direction we were anticipating (I guess that full-on farm/homestead will have to wait a bit longer), but as all the doors flew open, we decided to step through. Moving forward. Waiting and breathing.