Wild has always meant more than just the outdoors for me. It’s a way of life, how my soul feels, the fire behind my eyes, and my favorite places to get lost. I can find wildness in almost anything but recently lost that, or rather put it on silence as it was sadly misplaced.
“As the deer longs for streams of water so my soul longs for you, O’ God.” Psalm 42:1
I recognized this immediately but watched imprisoned inside myself where days went by without the fulfillment and nourishment my soul so needed. Each and every one of us has a component or components that make us who we are and keep us in balance and without it we stop living. Not that our lives end in the sense of death but in a way that life no longer becomes a means of happiness which in most instances is a worse sentence than the finality of dying. Continue reading
This year I quietly set out to do something slightly different in my life. Simplify things. Life gets too crowded at times whether physically or mentally. A scheduled clean out needs to be a part of all our routines for constant self improvement. My first actual attempt at this began with the not-so-simple but easy outcome list below. Simplify your life and become better with much less! Continue reading
The contrast between our old hometown and new hometown has been an obvious 24 inches of snow on the ground over this weekend. While they’re digging out up North we are bundling up down South and braving the winds.
Cabin fever is a phrase I didn’t see myself using since moving down here but I landed on the old feeling about halfway through a week with the flu. Stir crazy and feeling better we needed something to do and beautiful views had to be on the must have list. I missed being near water. Continue reading
The flu made itself welcome in our home recently and isn’t leaving soon enough. Aside from that and the previous below normal temperatures, I find myself couch bound on a stormy and finally warmer day. I don’t like being immobile in the least, in fact my mind has already gone fishing hours ago.
Flowers were never quite my thing. In fact I killed (not intentionally) almost all (nope, all) plants and flowers that were given to me over the years. Even the ones my mom would lovingly gift to me with instructions and a very ensuring “These will last through almost anything.” Well one did, once. I kept it alive for a month and thus named it, but sadly Siegfried’s demise was already destined when he was placed into my care. Continue reading
The one question I am asked most is, “What should I pack for my winter trip to Florida?” Winters here can be unexpected for some and many will “feel” the temperatures very differently. When packing it’s always a good idea to just go with interchangeable pieces until you know how you’ll endure and how mother nature will treat you.