I smell coffee brewing, or hear it. I hear coffee brewing may be more accurate.
It is Friday morning. There is no school today. I am incredibly grateful to not have to move from my house unless and until I dictate it is so.
My brain immediately clicks into planning mode and my soft, gentle, calming hush mom-of-a-newborn self-steps in to pat my back in circles, “No plans are necessary, love, follow the flow, follow the flow…” so here I am. Staying steady in my chair typing words into my laptop and allowing the feeling of whole, holy satisfaction to leak from my fingers.
I have a creativity date set for later today which I may postpone due to the sweetness that comes from having a free, meandering day. It has been a week of hyper programming that felt very unsatisfying much of the time. I may work tonight – and I may not. I feel the call to that brand of silly satisfaction with the knowledge I don’t HAVE to and I may CHOOSE to.
My heart asked me to write of utopia. That I will do today.
I will write of utopia and love, true narrative and form. I may paint or collage or allow my process to swallow the soles of my feet like just damp enough soil does when you stand there long enough, kissing it, appreciating it, allowing the connection to feel like another dawn.
I hear the coffee has stopped perking.
Time for me to go appreciate differently.
How will you step into your Mom of a Newborn persona today to treat yourself with loving kindness?
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