I’m back from my trip and learning how to make the best of where I am. For much of my life, I looked to change circumstances to feel better, believing I needed things a certain way in order to be happy. Lately, I spend more time looking for the good in where I am and being grateful for what I have.
Being back east with my family was good practice for me. Hanging out with friends for a birthday celebration, they commented how I seem more at peace. I’m feeling more content with less need to change my circumstances, other people, or waste my time on complaining about things. Instead, I focus more on the present moment and how to make the best of it.
We all need to feel at home. My new apartment continues to give me an outlet for nesting and creating home where I am. I spent much of the weekend pruning bushes and planting flowerpots since we aren’t allowed to plant in the ground. I’ve also been helping neighbors with their pruning and general cleanup around the pond.
I’m very grateful for my home, neighbors, health, plants, and time with family.
May you find ways to nest and feel at home.