Happy New Year 2018

Hello BeLoveRs…how have you been?I’ve been feeling a strong desire to write again and I hope the feeling lasts.It’s been two and a half years since I changed my path and began working from home in a paid position and chose to slow down sharing my written story. This morning there was a quote shared by Gretchen Rubin that connected to my afternoon yesterday that inspired me to write today.“Who will free me from hurry, flurry, the feeling of a crowd pushing behind me, of being hustled and crushed? How can I regain even for a minute the feeling of ample leisure I had during my early, my creative years? Then I seldom felt fussed, or hurried. There was time for work, for play, for love, the confidence that if a task was not done at the appointed time, I easily could fit it into another hour. I used to take leisure for granted, as I did time itself.”

 Bernard Berenson, Sunset and Twilight, from the Diaries of 1947-1958Yesterday I lived. I worked. I helped. I danced. I served. I played. I felt content and uncomfortable and smiled and wanted to capture the moment and to remember to do it again. The feeling of being unrushed. The feeling of creating space to let in the unknown and unplanned was liberating. We followed his agenda to go to the new grocery and he lead the way. There was wine tasting when we walked in and samples of drizzled popcorn and mandarin orange slices. We played with the chilling station to see how it worked. We picked out steaks for dinner that he chose and potatoes for baking that he also thought were a good idea. We bought a crab because we didn’t know what to do with a crab and I want to learn something new related to cooking every week. The butcher cracked it open for us and wrapped it up and found us in the store to give it to us when it was ready. We looked at all the different types of teas and marveled at the salt and pepper grinders. It was a joyful experience. We rarely go shopping together anymore and I loved experiencing the simple shopping outing with him.When we got home, Charlie and I danced in the kitchen as he kept repeating a song verse all afternoon that was driving me a bit crazy. The verse went with a song and dance he learned at school. It all makes sense.So as you go through living your day today, I wish you the freedom to be and to enjoy the moments as they are and to see and feel them whatever they may be.Namaste.

4 thoughts on “Happy New Year 2018

  1. Good morning Adriana, so wonderful to see your writing this morning. And that quote is so apropos to most of our lives these days. Why even this morning over his bowl of cereal, Steven sat in quiet and then out of the blue said, “I wish I was Christopher.” And I knew just what he meant. He wants to live the unhurried, leisurely life of a toddler who gets to sleep in and snuggle with mommy when he wakes up. I get it.
    I hope you can find many more days like your yesterday. (And by the way, what is this new grocery store? It sounds wonderful!) 😃
    Love you, Jess

    • Hi Jess!! Loved reading about Stephan and Christopher. Kids have so much to teach us. I want to keep practicing slowing down, which I’m not so good at and enjoying the stillness and space. The grocery store you asked about is called New Seasons Market and it’s on El Camino at Maria across from Safeway in Sunnyvale. It’s a nice local store and the service was great! See you soon!! Love, Adriana

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