June!? June?! JUNE?!
Where has the time gone? I feel like I am still in April, maybe even October.. But then the sun comes in and the heat hits my skin and I am reminded that the summer is here. What a beautiful life we lead.
This morning is actually all rain which here on Vancouver Island, we really needed. I was walking through a community garden near my house and the leaves looked parched and strawberries were already coming out. It is an interesting year for growth that’s for sure. I’m sure a lot of you are experiencing that as well as you transform throughout your life journeys.
This morning has been damp and windy. I have stationed myself under my skylight so I can hear the rain tap against the glass. It is majestic and comforting. The last few days have been filled with creativity and wonder for me—going here and there: Holding space for those who need to vent and talking about parenting ideas with family and friends. I’ve even been hit with a creativity bug and have started making giant dream catchers, sun protection and a lot of nut loaves.
I have officially sent off my bios for the Pacific Rim College, Stillbirthday and Comox Valley Doulas websites. I hope you will all have the chance to check out their pages and the information they have to offer. Endless ideas about pregnancy, self care, comfort and strength can be found on any of the pages and I am so thankful to be a part of them.
It is incredible where our lives can lead us. The opportunities and challenges we come across, the ideas and choices of others that we may agree or disagree with. Oh to be an individual and to love every minute of it. We are all on amazing, unique journeys and I hope you find comfort and curiosity in the path you wander.
This June, I challenge you all to get to know where you live. If you’ve been there for years, find a way to rediscover your surroundings. Turn off that phone and stare at the wildlife, look at the details of the downtown, go into a new coffee shop. Walk through your own house and shift things just a tiny bit, see what memories come up and how you feel about them now compared to a few years ago. Look at your body in the mirror and see the beauty in your curves, in that scar on your knee, in the way you are able to move your limbs. Look through an old photo album and see the memories pop up and then think. Think about where you are now, your accomplishments, the things you place importance upon.
May June be full of reflection and growth, creativity and adventure.
With Love, from Ficus.