"The kitchen table. For me, it is where the magic happens. Things are created, made, molded, and shared. Food, friendships, love and nourishment. I look out the window to see the bright, shining light and reflect. I reflect on my past goals, my failures, the things I've given and the things that have been taken from me. Now I look to see the future and the I see the light as hope. It helps me see there is so much room to grow and what I need to embrace. I see myself at this table feasting and giving back not only to others, but myself. I realize how often I forget to give back to me after so much is given and now I seek the balance. All at this table and in this light. I'm not sure the perfect way to do this, but I know it is there. And I know I want to be there. In the light. In the warmth. Finding the brightness."
Yeah, I know, this is a different kinda post for me. But as the holidays are upon us, I've been reflecting so much and refocusing on things. Life has speed by this month with my marathon, visiting the East Coast and my favorite Abbie, then coming back to work full force and feeling like life punched me in the face. I had the opportunity of slow down big time last weekend at the Firefly Institute in Sonoma and all the feels happened to me there. I met the most amazing, talented women and shared, felt creative, laughed so hard, and smiled constantly. The photo above I took for Meghan Davidson's class called "Creative Voice with Two Mediums: Writing & Photography." She asked us to go out take a photo and write what came to us. And here it is. For me and for you.
I'll be back to food and more on life shortly. I want to share with you my marathon, my trip to Bmore, and the lovely time I had at Firefly. Till then, wishing you all the love.