The Slow Movement:
"a term describing a wide range of efforts taking place around the world that seek to connect us more meaningfully with others, with place, and with ourselves." - Create the good life. com
Flipping my laptop open again has not come easily after a fortnight that saw both the Playful Tot and I need emergency medical care after a flu virus got complicated. In the last fortnight I've left the house a handful of times, slept in snatches and listened to the ping of incoming emails without any sense of being able to answer them.
We're healing. Slowly.
Stepping off my online life has been interesting. My complication was an eye infection that left me with blurred vision and the frightening prospect of months without writing, photography, soaking in the beautiful light of golden hour or running till my legs ached and my heart felt glad for the exercise.
In between efforts to relocate, running a home, raising a child and pursuing a self employed career, I have been snatching beautiful moments of escape, release and comfort. I've been tucking them close to my heart as I journey each day and when everything stopped I feared I wasn't going to get there again. I couldn't believe I was about to be robbed of life as I loved it most: paused, listening, watching and indulging. Without my vision how would I note the new seasonal changes in our local park? How would I snap happy pictures to communicate these playful moments? How would I KNIT?
Things are much better and as you can tell from this blog post, I can indeed see after all. The relief is like a wave of energy gushing out from me right now. People, take note when your eyes tell you something is wrong!
So August doesn't have a strong theme for An Inspired 2015. There are exciting things coming, themes to truly celebrate but this month the only celebration will be of the little things. I have guest posts stacked up and some wonderful collaborations to share. There will be more making and crafting projects too because the first thing I did when I could see again was knit like there was no tomorrow. I suddenly really needed to know I could create.
More soon xx