Well, my loves, here we are: July is upon us and we are officially halfway through the year. I know I always say that spring is my favorite season (see here and here), but summer is quickly becoming a close second. It's in the lingering light in the evenings; the love-to-hate-it sticky, hot afternoons; the relief of cool swims; rumbles of thunder and sudden downpours; the ever-singing, soaring, squabbling birds; the freckles appearing across my nose and chin; ripe wild raspberries that melt in your mouth; the sweet rhythm of chirping cricket lullabies; and the company of twinkling fireflies – stars dancing on earth, really – that make this season so magical. I'm soaking it all up through my always bare, ever-smudged feet.
I've started making a list of the things I'd like to do before the season ends. It's a bit here and there, but I'd like to make it a habit to be intentional about the little – and big – things I'd like to work towards. Here is what I have thus far:
- stop taking myself so seriously
- paint big
- read 4 books by the end of the month
- go on a trip by myself
- write a poem
- collect freckles
- practice yoga
- say what I mean
- meditate 3 times
- get a job, save money (more on this soon)
- research job positions in Europe
- get a tattoo (?!)
- complete a third art journal
- sew another skirt (which reminds me: I still need to post about my first!)
In other news, I took the leap and bought a domain – www.mypeacetree.com – so please update your blog readers and links and whatever else might be affected (update: I'm having problems with RSS; it's probably best if you wait to change your readers until I figure this out). I have been experiencing some bugs and glitches during this transition (including a wonky search bar on the left) and I ask for your patience while I try to get these things sorted. I now have a new email address, too: ingrid(at)mypeacetree(dot)com. Hoorah for new beginnings – and fingers crossed everything smooths itself out soon!
All my love!