This has been a long gap between the posts but my life in the last few months kind of flipped a little. Despite of some life changing situations - that I may come back to one day- we had a wonderful summer and beautiful warm autumn in the city. Days and months have been flying and suddenly we're in the slow season which I personally love. The last couple of weeks have been brutally cold and we simply spent most of our time at home. We've been watching lots of movies, eating popcorn, drinking hot cocoa, playing with lots of new toys and reading- in my case. Kids got nicely surprised with a snow during Christmas and we had a lot of fun hanging out with our family and friends. We had a traditional Polish dinner on Christmas Eve and peaceful family get together on Christmas Day. On New Years Eve we partied till 1 am in the morning. All of us..!
With a beginning of a New Year I decided to jump off from social media for a month- mostly Facebook and Instagram. Encouraged by Amanda Watters and her 'Rest Retreat' she put it together on Homesongblog.com I started the New Year with implementing good habits and focusing on living my life in the present moment. Outside of her weekly tasks I have been reading Oprah's ' The Wisdom of Sundays' and 'The Power of Now' by Eckhart Tolle. I committed to waking up at least half an hour before my kids and starting my day with a coffee and some quiet time to myself. It has been wonderful! It gives me an opportunity to quietly listen to some music while preparing breakfast and even getting myself ready before everyone else. I have been on the top of my meal planning and slowly getting into organizing and purging things around the house. Staying away from social media has been eye opening. I have never had a bad experience with it but I have realized that I no longer control the time I spend browsing through it. The phone was in my hand way too often. I could open Instagram while waiting for my friends to show up in the restaurant or even while watching pasta boil. Why couldn't I just be? In that present moment? Still? That's why the break. I would love to start paying more attention to those 'waiting minutes', little breaks, in between moments... I prefer to read a book, listen to a podcast or good music and most importantly to sink in all the moments I have with my family.
In the meantime... I find myself in this space as a place to vent my creative side. To share my photos, life of my family, our little adventures and probably some recipes and projects.
Happy New Year my friends! The best is yet to come!!