The Harvest moon is lighting up the sky this weekend. I wasn’t so into the moon 9 years ago. I thought it was a pretty cool thing and of course, admired it when it was full. However, I didn’t know anything about moon cycles, take notice of its position in the sky or have any sort of attachment to it.
When my daughter was 1, she started pointing out the moon on our walks home from daycare. As I took in her amazement, I rekindled my own.
So much of my parenting journey has been getting back in touch with that little person within who has been lost for 30+ years. I’ve actually found parenting quite healing. While I wouldn’t recommend the experience to anyone who doesn’t want to be a parent, I do find that there are many opportunities to heal a little part of us especially at whatever age our children are at.
I am grateful for the monthly reminder that I can get back into that part of me who sees wonder in the everyday.
A daily practice challenges the person who creates on “inspiration.” We have to mother everyday, and ultimately, it is the daily grind that gives us perspective, clarity and the “high’s” of motherhood. I am exploring if the same happens when I write everyday on the topics that normally light me up – motherhood, self-development, healing and creating. Sign up here to receive those thought nuggets in your inbox on the daily.