Playing catch up after an intense transition from May to June. I spent that weekend at a wonderful grief retreat for 20 and 30-somethings (where the flowers above came from). It was full of lots of helpful things, but it also took a lot out of me. Returning to “real life” was brutal, physically and emotionally.
Watching this incredible TED talk on life. “I see that the world is jolted by events that are wonderful and terrible, gorgeous and tragic. I can't reconcile the contradiction, except that I am beginning to believe that these opposites do not cancel each other out. Life is so beautiful, and life is so hard.” It’s a must watch.
Reading her book Everything Happens for a Reason that I was eying and then found at the airport this weekend.
Eating nectarines. Stone fruit season is here and I’m loving it.
Thinking about this article on “Ring Theory” : comfort in, dump out.
Loving family time this weekend for Father’s Day and celebrating my sister’s birthday. It’s not always convenient or easy to make time to visit each other, but I’m so proud that my family is figuring out ways to make it happen.
Hoping for some healing for my squash plants. Things are looking better after I released a bunch of ladybugs to combat the white fly problem and fertilized with fish emulsion. Next, will be neem oil.
Listening to Elizabeth Gilbert’s most recent conversation with Oprah on life and loss.
Feeling so many feelings after watching the Jonas Brother documentary on Amazon Prime. So many memories and major jams.
Doing my best to get this post out before it’s time to make another monthly wrap up! Phew!