We can get side-tracked by the new shiny thing. It could be a new car; it could be a new house or new town to live in. It could be a new career or a new relationship where we think we will be so different and so much more appreciated. The allure of new is often hard to resist. I have recently realized I fell into this hole myself. For about a year, I forgot why I moved to the country, why I designed our farm around permaculture principles and why I homeschooled our kids. I just got so wrapped up in the new thing, I lost my way a little. But reality finally set in. What is it that I really want my life to look like? What are the feelings that I want to experience? Who do I want to be in my life? And importantly, where do I want to spend most of my time?
These questions brought me back to myself and brought me back to center. Ah..... Clarity is so good. I could beat myself up for losing my way, but really? Who has time for that? :)