Love what is.
Welcome to my new blog! This blog is called “Love What Is.” I hope that it becomes a life blog for me and helps me to remember my desire to embrace my life in order to have the life I want as well as appreciate what I have instead of wishing for something else. Whether it be in my career, my family, my living situation, or any other aspect of my life, I want to be embracing my life instead of waiting for it to pass or waiting for the “good part” to start.
My previous blog was The Beautiful Letdown where I wrote primarily about breastfeeding. After writing there for a couple years, I felt stuck. The blog was primarily about my nursing experiences and my thoughts on nursing my children. To me, it was primarily a breastfeeding blog and as my kids were/are weaning, I felt as though I had less and less to say and share. Last year, I posted our family’s Christmas card, and then, I decided to stop blogging there.
Since then, I have missed blogging. I have missed the writing process, and I bet there have been at least 30 times when I thought “I should write about that.” When I started The Beautiful Letdown, nursing was a very large part of my life. I was the mother of a 15 month old who was nursing 3 months into my next pregnancy. That was followed by almost three years of tandem nursing my boys. As it became less and less of the focus of my day and as my children nursed less, I had fewer anecdotes to share. I thought less about nursing even though I still valued it highly (and possibly even more highly than when I started the blog!). But, for some reason it didn’t feel right to move on to another season in my life on that blog.
A couple weeks ago, I was having a rough time accepting my 4 1/2 year old’s approach to and attitude about potty training (or potty learning as some call it), and I said something on Twitter like “Doesn’t anyone have a magic solution to this potty training stuff?” One answer that I got back was from Sarah Parent. Her answer was, “Love what is. Trust.” It turns out that was the magic solution I needed. It wasn’t necessarily the answer to potty training my son nor was it the solution to moving from our current apartment to a house or did it solve any of my other problems or dilemmas. It gave me a different focus though. Instead of focusing on what was wrong or what I was hoping to change, I am trying to focus on what is and what I can enjoy about it or learn from it.
I’m hoping that I can be fully myself in my blogging here and share my journey to living a conscious life and to loving that life as it is.