Campfire: Closing Campfire

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This weekend was about allowing ourselves to be brave, in small ways, by taking ourselves out of our comfort zones of known behaviors, of known skills, of known territory. This was about exploration, and serendipity, about happy accidents, and stolen moments. This, for me, was about strong tea and gluten free cupcakes, waist-high snow and a snowed-in toddler. It was about flexibility and patience, and about learning just how much more room there is for me to explore those qualities in myself!

Trying new things as adults is not common– we so often do what we do, go where we go, play what we play.  This weekend was about taking the small and deliberate risk to be new again, to be a beginner and to enjoy what it means to be brand new at something, experiencing it for the first time.

I am so grateful for your companionship, for your bravery, for your tenacity and sense of play. I am so glad that you took this opportunity to give yourself permission to try that software, that tree tapping, that painting, that new way of being.

I’ll sign off for now, but not before saying thank you so, so much for joining me! I hope I’ll see you here again. (If you’re not already on my mailing list, I’d love it if you’d sign up– and also find me on facebook.)

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... recognizing there is beauty and value in mended things. www.kate-johnson.com I also blog about parenting after infertility at www.icantwhistle.com
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One Response to Campfire: Closing Campfire

  1. Vicki says:

    Hi Kate
    Well, this weekend was sort of a “bust” after a promising Friday. I am a bit disappointed, and yet, in view of your supportive comments and perspective, I am thankful for the snippets of creative engagement I did piece together in the cracks of this weekend. Not sure if I was avoiding trying to produce something ‘worthwhile’. . . or if after some time in a funk, followed by a snow day, I found myself seeking some sunshine and some company “outside of my head.” Maybe a little of column A, a little of column B. Contrary to my plans, a friend asked for help on Saturday, and I spent most of today with my nephews and family. I do feel like I have something from Friday to build upon. Perhaps it needs to percolate, perhaps I needed some distance from the emotion.
    It was great to feel connected and hear what others were delving into. As always, thank you so much for creating a warm and encouraging space to participate. Moving forward, this weekend will remind me to do what I can, when I can without the shoulds or regret. Thank you Kate. I look forward to the next campfire!
    Til then, take care.
    Vicki

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