Tara Wagner of The Organic Sister posted her Inspiration Monday blog carnival post today. Being that we’re with them on the road right now, I found it only fitting to participate (now that I understand what a blog carnival is (insert, SNORT- “you’ve been blogging how long?!” here))….
We’ve been hanging with the Wagners on a picturesque mountainside outside of Albuquerque by complete happenstance (as if there were such a thing) for the last week. What was meant to be a night… or two… has become a caravan adventure. Our plans have changed… AGAIN. This is big. We’re planners. We’ve always been planners. And since the beginning of our life on the road about 7 weeks ago, the plan has changed at least 3 dramatic times. And that was OK each time. We made decisions and settled on a new plan. But now there’s something new on the scene- FLOW. We embarked on this adventure because it felt good to be free and yet we were tying ourselves to expectations- places to be, things to see, timeframes- all along the way.
So I have to say that today I’m inspired by FLOW- going with it, being in it, and enjoying it. Rather than trying to beat feet to Santa Cruz for my mid-October conference, I’ve bought a plane ticket from Las Vegas. Chris and the kiddos will stay around the city of sin for the weekend while I’m away and maybe by then we’ll have a new destination in mind. There were places we had planned to stop on the way. Time with friends and supporting each other’s journeys has taken precedence. Between our two homes on wheels, the Wagners and we have seen our share of fixer-upper afternoons and it just feels great to have more heads and hands in those situations.
What else have I been inspired by this week?
- The fourth issue of Rethinking Everything Magazine- the quarterly magazine I began co-publishing with Barb Lundgren this year. It feels like a first date every time I send it out and this marks the last issue of our first year in publication!!!
- Tireless men who wrack their brains and dirty their hands until it’s fixed.
- Boys who play Barbies and Legos… together.
- People who remind us to think about what inspires us- thanks, Tara!