Wednesday, May 15, 2013

corner view: one day in my life

Corner View is a weekly appointment - each Wednesday - created by Jane and curated by Francesca, where bloggers from all corners of the world share their view on a pre-arranged theme. This week’s theme is “one day in my life” and comes from Kristin.

I was surprised by just how much I wrestled with this week's theme for Corner View: one day in my life. I guess it's because at this point I'm doing a bit of a reboot. You see, I left my job in mid December. It was a very painful decision to make for sure, but it was the right one. Now I'm at a place in my life where my time and my options are all wide open in front of me. I get to reinvent my days and make some new choices. During this time of rediscovery I'm spending a lot more time doing the creative things I love to do and that build me up. All that said though, I don't know what a typical day for me even IS any more. It's all new! 

In broad strokes though I can say that each and every day begins with cuddles. Before my eyes even open I'm on the receiving end of soft purring, neck nuzzling love from my kitties - one laying heavily against me and one laying on top of me, adjusting himself as I turn over. Not to be left out, my big ol' dog comes over, stands next to the bed and rests his head on my shoulder and gazes at me with his huge dark eyes. The three of them escalate their furry lovefest until they succeed in getting me up and out of bed. It's actually a pretty great way to start the day. 

 
At some point during the day a nice cup of hot chocolate is in order! Definitely my guilty pleasure.
One of my creative pursuits is photography. For me anyway, purposefully taking photos is not too far from meditation. I quiet myself, often sitting patiently or walking slowly, focusing on some small aspect of what is going on around me and taking time to notice lines, light, shadows, color and interplay. Capturing joy, sadness, youth, age, and other human conditions is also pretty amazing. The icing on this delicious cake is the surprise I often get when I upload my photos to my computer and see that the camera caught something completely unexpected.
Dave and I are always seeking out cultural events including music and arts and of course, my camera is always with me! There's always something wonderful going on around here and when there isn't, we head out into the great outdoors. Sometimes (as in the photo below) we get both!
And whether we're performing ourselves...
...or enjoying someone else's talent, there's music in one form or another in each and every one of my days.
At the end of the day, Dave and I reconnect after our hours apart, talk about our day, our family, our tomorrow and our plan for days ahead.

11 comments:

Hannah@HomeBaked said...

What a lovely way to start the day! My cat barely manages to keep up a loving pretence, it's all about the food - snuggles come later...

jgy said...

What a rich and warm and beautiful day!
A whole world is contained in it!

Menthe Blanche said...

I like many things in your day!

allthesnoozethatsfittoprint said...

What a beautiful day, and a beautiful reflection! There's a gift in having no "typical" day, while having a "typical" routine of love, creativity, and connection!

Susanna Redeker said...

thanks that i could have joined you on your day! and good thing you have a camera with you, your photo's are great....but...a frog with eggs?!!! hahahaha :-)

dorteinmalaga said...

looks like a wonderful way to spend a day or days :)

kat said...

I think cats always know when you are just about to start waking up!

Francesca said...

you're at a good place in life - new beginnings are always precious!

Bonnie said...

wow. this sounds wonderful!

and is that a TOAD with the blue birds eggs?! unexpected is right!!

Li + Belle said...

That sounds like a wonderful day. I especially like the sit together in the evening and talk about the day. A wonderful ritual.
The picture of your dog is great. He's so sweet.

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

you have a way of life which is very down to earth, enjoying all that happens in it, and observing all that's around. you've really let us look into your routines. lovely, and thank you!
n♥