What have four months of stay-at-home during a pandemic taught me? Not as much as people on social media seem to think it should have. I have not taken up any new hobbies. I have not read a ton of new books. I have not lost weight. I have not gained muscle. I have not even had an introspective revelation.
It has crystallized the things that are vital — as in necessary for life — for me. I have this “intro” that I keep on the blog page Kim and that I use as a social media bio: Enneagram 5 (how I tick), Anglican (how I pray), book lover (how I cope), walker (how I move), tree hugger (how I live), and wife/mother/warrior (how I love). I have decided that only two vital things are really missing from this list: my family home and the Welsh language.
Actually, I suppose the land/home should be included in the treehugger. Each informs the other. Each supports the other. One led to the other. The love of one led to a broader love and appreciation of the other. I am not even entirely sure which came first. It is a chicken-egg kind of puzzle to me. I just know they go together.
The Welsh piece is rather new (October 2018). I cannot explain it, and believe me, I have tried. All I know is that it feels like this language is in my soul and it was just waiting for an opportunity to come out and play. Practicing brings me such joy, peace, and harmony.
If you have visited this blog before today, you might notice that I changed everything. Hence the title of this post — The Ditch List. I started this blog to document my family’s journey from Evansville to overseas, back to the States, and finally to this piece of land. It morphed into a place where I just stuck stuff. You know what? That wasn’t working for me anymore. I don’t feel the need to document things like that anymore. So I ditched all those posts, changed the name (although not the web address) and changed the look.
So what might happen with this “new” space? I am going to use it to document those VITAL areas. Things I would want to leave behind as a legacy. Harmony as shaped by simplicity, stability, and sustainablity. Those are the areas I will be exploring. Harmony is almost a talisman word for me. It holds deep meaning that I hope to unpack in this space.
*All pictures have been taken by me using my iPhone 8 with no filters*