Ever since I got back from the Mother's Plunge, I feel different. That there is a peace about me I never noticed before. It's probably no coincidence that I began hypnobirthing classes at the same time and learned new ways to deal with stressful moments. But whatever it was, I feel refreshed. I've been doing a much better job at paying attention to each moment while I'm in it and letting go of the last bits of convention and shoulds I have swimming in my head. There's been less fighting, less tantrums (can she really already be over the terribles?), and really a lot more love being passed around our home. It has applied to our family and friends as well. Things seem to just be swimming in a good direction these days.
This gentle music in my home has me passionate about doing the things I've always dreamed again. I started working on my little secret project some more and have made a commitment to try to have it ready by the end of the year. I know it seems like a long time, but I need to remember to save some for my loves who continue to give me the energy to go after my dream. Every day it seems is filled with magic moments and new inspiration. The seasons are changing in Phoenix, and I am changing with them.
Finding hidden treasures is now my new hobby. And I want to spend every waking minute discovering. Here are a few more snapshots of the mother's plunge retreat.