Embracing Home…

Re-entry… It can be a bit of a challenge! I contemplate if going on vacation is truly worth it. Of course, my answer is yes! But, not for the reasons you might think. It’s not because I want a break from barn chores or piles of teenage laundry or unloading the dishwasher, one thousand times each week. I escape because it makes me appreciate home even more.


Although I was in a gorgeous place, I still thought of home. There were moments when I was in the tundra, surrounded by only snow-capped mountains and brilliant wildflowers. There were no human sounds. No cars..No voices…No technology. These peaceful moments in nature, I will treasure always. For a brief moment, I wanted to move to the tundra. I fell in love with dancing in the clouds.   Then, I learned what the weather was like in the winter.  It made Michigan look like a tropical paradise!


Regardless of the surrounding beauty, I found myself thinking of home. I missed being greeted by furry critters each morning.  I really missed the incredible flavor of farm fresh eggs. (Let me tell you, once you’ve had farm fresh eggs, you will never purchase the tasteless rubber tires, from the grocery store, ever again.) I missed listening to the buzzing of honey bees for hours.   I dreamed of venturing to the garden to pick ripe, red strawberries, knowing they were in season. I missed home.

Don’t get me wrong, I had a fabulous time. The Rocky Mountains were incredible. The views were breathtaking. The critters truly touched my heart and soul. This beautiful journey gave me a gift…the gift of gratitude.


When we arrived back home at midnight, I felt even more peaceful than when I left. I appreciated my life just a little bit more. I snuggled under my covers, with my perfectly bumpy pillow, and slept like I’ve never slept before.  I was home.

I’m so excited to share my adventures.  But for now, I’m reconnecting with the critters,  the gardens and life here at home. Indigo Acres, for me, is truly the most magical place on Earth. It feels so good to be home…

Take a moment to Be Still. Look around you and allow your life to fill you up with blessings and the gift of gratitude.

As always,

Love yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You… 




365 Challenge: Day 346 – Roda

I am back in sunny Michigan this morning, after a wonderful adventure in New York City! Temperatures are going to be in the 50s today! Woo-hoo! Before leaving NY, Jay and I wrote a blog post together, about our weekend. The TRUTH can be found in the italics…

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…


This Is My Truth Now

Roda: who came to NYC to visit me — you can check out her blog profile at GrowingSelf


As many of you figured out from a few posts, Roda from GrowingSelf visited me in NYC this weekend. We’d been having a lovely week of 65 degree weather, a very comfortable temperature filled with sunny days and light breezes. The darkness and the rain descended upon us Friday morning and just finished as Roda left for the airport a few minutes ago. (Correction…this is Roda, by the way, and I am still here.  The rain ended yesterday afternoon.  Jay is sharing his “Untruth” now.) I’m not at all suggesting it’s a coincidence. Just setting the tone… as it’s been quite an interesting (Interesting…let’s consider a new word choice, my author friend!) trip! I’ve learned a few new words, such as woozy. I believe it’s a combination of what

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Self Care

As many of you have figured out by now, I am in New York City, visiting my Little Bro, Jay. I pre-scheduled all of my posts for the weekend and even left the laptop and camera at home!  Leaving the camera home was so difficult for me, but Jay promised that I would not miss out on any amazing critters, in NYC.  No worries…I still have my iphone camera, if needed!

Remember, you have to nourish to flourish!


I can’t wait to share my trip with everyone next week!

Do something for YOU today!

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…