The weather has been really nice this week. We need rain but we are still enjoying the sun. This afternoon I took my journal and my chair and moved it up behind the pool, to the edge of the woods. I sat and let the sun hit my face.

Last spring we had some concrete work done around our pool. We used to sit at the shallow end, looking out towards the woods. But with this new concrete patio on the side of the pool, we sit at the edge of the woods, and look back towards the house. This spot is the highest point on our property, and you have the feeling that you are looking down at things. You’re looking down at the house, at the farm, at your life. It became my favorite spot to sit over the summer.

And I remembered that today as I sat right there for the first time this spring. Perspective. Everything looks different from that higher vantage point.

That was yesterday with this blog. I needed to step back and see what I actually have going on here. Thank you to all of you who commented or emailed. You helped me get some perspective.

I believe what I have here is authentic and imperfect. It’s an interesting thing to come up with something “on the fly” each evening. It forces you not to over think, or try to shine things up too much. Each day is just a little snippet, but over time it all builds up to this really cool, layered creation. Changing all the time. Onward we go.

Thanks for reading today’s entry in my daily blog.  My goal here is to practice noticing. I try to write about small things and I try to keep it light. Sometimes I write about creativity or healing. And sometimes I write about my dogs or what I cooked for dinner. Writing daily here is a way for me to shine a light back on my life and help me see.

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