28 March 2014

Life Crumbled.. So I Rebuilt It

It has been a long time since I was last here... 

In that time, my life has fallen apart. Then I picked up the pieces, then it fell part again. 

I have continued that cycle more times than I care to try and recall, after all, life should be ablaut the now, and looking forward. I've done enough looking back, and holding on to the past.

So, what has changed? What am I doing now?

I am still homeschooling, if that is what you mean. I love the life learning style of living, and can think of nothing better for my children.. 

What else? I am starting a business with a fantastic business partner, my daughter. We are putting out a brand of products to encourage what we love.. and that is enjoying life. We have started the Huggabe brand to capture the idea that every day should be an adventure, and our products are a reflection of that. Hopefully you will start seeing the Huggabe name all over! That would mean fantastic success! But for now, you can find our products on Amazon. I will share the products another day.

Come back soon, and see if I have had time to come back and tell you more about it!

25 August 2011

Waiting For The Perfect Time

Tightly rolled, waiting for the perfect time to blossom..

Don't we all do this? We keep ourselves rolled up in a tight ball, afraid to expose who we really are to the world. Afraid that we will get laughed at or ridiculed. Even worse, people may decide that they don't like us. Then where would we be?

When we think about it in this way we are not just limiting ourselves, but depriving the world. Who we each are is a unique being full of individual talents, thoughts, and ideas, that will benefit the world around us in some way. We may not see how we could possibly do so ahead of time. We may not be able to imagine that simply being ourselves could affect any change at all. Yet, it is in being different that we make a working whole. It is by being yourself that you shine the brightest and can achieve the most.

It may seem easier at times to keep yourself rolled up tightly, but consider how much more you can be if you unfurl yourself and allow the wind to fill your sails..
What a fabulous sight that would be.. just imagine.. each of us sharing our unique beauty with the world!

24 August 2011

Which Road Will You Choose?

On a hike one day we came across this lovely choice. Our path split into two, and we were faced with a choice on which way to go. So often in life we come across choices like this. And as in the well known Robert Frost poem below, we look as far as we can down one choice until we can not see any more. Then we turn to look down the other choice, paying attention to every little difference, hoping to find an answer to which one we should choose. 

When faced with such a choice, which do you choose? Do you take the road that is well worn, or do you forge ahead into an unknown direction? Which road entices you?

We chose to head to the right, looking wistfully down the other path as we went. It was a lovely surprise to find as we walked along, that in the end we came out to the very same spot, and had done nothing more than explore a lovely circle of nature!

The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,

And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I marked the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

By: Robert Frost