Sunday, September 1, 2013

August Moon catch up

Ok so I have made a pretty lousy attempt at this, I have looked at each prompt but just wasn't sure of my thoughts. I feel like I am constantly repeating myself, well I guess I am repeating myself. Anyway here is the rest of my responses to the August Moon prompts:

Day 6: The zeniths and nadirs. Where have the highlights and low points been for you so far in 2013? Where are you now? How would you like your year to end?
I have mentioned some of my zeniths in previous posts:- My friend courageously beating cancer, my daughter moving into high school smoothly, catching up with old friends, enjoying special family days and outings, clearing some of our debt to name a few. Some other thoughts that come to mind:- Just recently I have recommitted to my body with regular exercise and nourishing healthy foods and I feel so much better already, I have reduced my working hours and enjoy time at home and time with my husband, i have taken time to do the things that make my heart sing - my crafts, reading and I must admit my small addiction to pinterest.
The nadirs:- My mum is having health issues and this brings up lots of emotions - the fears, the sadness and unfortunately some anger too (I am working on letting all of that go). The work troubles, my job as a Midwife is both the best and worst job in the world, confidentiality prevents me from explaining the reason why work has been so hard. I missed middy so much last year when i took time out to work for the Uni, Now I wish I didn't have to work at all. Which leads me to another nadir, my husband has had hardly any work this year. A significant nadir for the year was the death of a 15 year old boy from my daughters school in a tragic accident, reminds me to live each days to the full and be thankful for all that I have(hello gratitude!)

Day 7:  What once-in-a-blue-moon opportunity(ies) came your way so far?
Thanks to being part time now I can have a mini holiday with my kids in the school holidays so I have booked us 3 nights away in September. I also won the ballot for school holiday next July. Sucks we have to go in a ballot for school holidays but we do, feels like once in a blue moon when I win!

Day 8:  What are three things you would like to let go of before the year is out? See if you can list three physical things and three emotional ones.

1. The rest of our debt.
2. My excess weight.
3. Jay's project car, so we can finish his FB and do some holiday planning for net year.
1. Holding on to anger, I find it so hard to forgive and forget. to just get over things. I compare what others do to how I treat people and just don't understand the actions and choices people make. I need to accept it is what it is and let it go.
2.Anxiety, I never really felt much of this before but work has me feeling anxious now and I know it can't be good for my health.
3.exhaustion, I think this is from my emotions, I just want to feel alive and vibrant when I am awake instead of burnt out.

Day 9:  How do you plan to proceed with the last four months of 2013?
I plan to proceed gently I know I need to be kind to myself. I plan to be open to possibilities and let go of burdens. Life is too short to carry them with me.

Day 10: If you had one wish – guaranteed to be fulfilled by the end of 2013 – what would it be?
Can I be cliche and just say peace to all of the world, surely this covers everything. I want violence to stop, illness to be cured and animals not to go extinct.

And lastly: Today, we'd like you to find a small way to celebrate all you have summoned and all you have leaned into and all that you manifested over the past ten days. It could be a quiet walk in nature, a tiny talisman purchased to represent your dreams going forward, a confidence in a trusted friend. Whatever it is, please take the time to honour your courage and creativity as you planted the seeds for a flourishing future.

I am working on this one, thank you for the inspiration..................................

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for sharing your marvellous musings during August Moon, Mel. It's been a privilege to share the journey with you.
    Stay in touch.
    Kat xx
    PS I didn't find your responses repetitive at all! I found them genuine and insightful and I look forward to reading more! Hopefully you'll have time to join us for #reverb13. :)