The last few years have brought many developments. As I read through these blog posts, a profound sense of gratitude and awareness has washed over me as well as a deep realization that my thoughts on parenting and life have changed.
Heading into the final years of young ones at home it is interesting to read through the ideas once held. I had an epiphany I would have done things differently, which comes as a surprise.
Perhaps it is the daily meditation and yoga. Perhaps it is the softening wisdom which can occur with years. If I could go back and tell the younger version of myself anything, it would be to take a deep breathe. I would tell her to be softer, less punitive and more understanding.
I would hug her and tell her it is not about rules and have toos... but about creating an environment where her children could grow, heal, and develop the inner compass of who they are meant to be. I would tell her to lighten up!
I would also tell her to get a babysitter more, dance more, learn yoga, develop her passions. My whispers would be to set her world on fire, to be an example of living life fully .
Don't get me wrong, my younger self did an amazing job with the tools she was given. She expanded her horizons, and learned many things. Her path led me here.
Yes, seasons change, and as they change we come to a greater knowledge and understanding of where we have come from, where we are going and hopefully an understanding that our futures are being developed by the choices of this moment.
My youngest and I are moving off the farm. The last few months have been spent opening my own Wellness Practice. I have chosen to leave this blog up as a sweet reminder of all that was and of how far life has brought me. As a memorial of a season which has shaped me.
This is most likely the final writing here. I want to wish you all the very best in life. Lean in to life with Compassion and with Fire in equal measure.