Space to breathe

One of the things that has been refreshing about moving is that Tim and I have almost no social plans. I’ve had the great pleasure of meeting moms and their little ones, so Clara and I stay busy during the week, but when it comes to weekends and weeknights, we stay in.

Now, my old self would have freaked out about this. I would have panicked and felt anti-social and unloved and like I was wasting my life away. Present-day Lisa isn’t like this, though.

Magnolia Blvd Walk in Seattle

I finally understand the joy of not having weekend plans! Honestly, I never understood the appeal of this before. But today, as I sit on my couch, eating leftovers, my Kindle recently set aside so I can read blogs for a bit instead, listening to ’25’ on repeat, I just can’t imagine what else I’d rather be doing. There’s a certain restfulness in my life that is good for my soul at this time.

Tim, Clara, and I took a stroll along Magnolia Blvd this morning and it was beautiful. It was a clear and cool day and we walked along and chatted and enjoyed the sunshine that I guess isn’t normal for Seattle at this time of year. We weren’t in a rush and we didn’t have anywhere else in the world to be.

Magnolia Blvd Walk in Seattle

It was a clear day, so we could see the mountains in the background!

Right now life is slowing down and forcing me to live very much in the present moment, without the distraction of figuring out how to cram all of the things I want to do in a restricted amount of time.

I look forward to meeting more people and having more plans and spending our time in community more and more as the weeks and months go on, but for now…

I feel like I have space to breathe.

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