Here I am, 40 weeks pregnant and FINALLY getting back to writing a blog post because my house is clean, laundry is done, kids are with family and time can't feel any slower. It's been an interesting thing, this blogging process during this pregnancy. I assumed that with the excitement, gusto and passion I have for Power Flowering that it would go hand in hand with growing this baby and be "easy" to keep up with. Not so much. So I'm doing my darnedest to hold any self-imposed judgement of being a "failing blogger" at bay. Because, honestly, the only person holding any expectations of how this project "should" go is me.
Even though my blogging has been inconsistent, the Power Flowering act as stayed a regular practice over the summer. And even better, it has been supported by the incredible farming/gardening talents of friends who I could not be more grateful for. From Niki at Flourish Flower Farm to my friend, Kara, with her community garden plot, my dad and one of my dearest clients we have had consistent donated flowers all summer long! It's been incredible! We've also had a couple of pollinators share their experiences...locally AND in Colorado (what?!) And I've gotten to share one of my Power Flower paintings with T.H.E Center to hang in their new office and hopefully bring a spark of beauty to the support of those in our community working hard at their recovery! All of these Power Flowering happenings, once again, remind me that EVERY ACTION towards sharing kindness and beauty in the world counts. And WE NEED THAT SO MUCH RIGHT NOW!
So even though I may not step up the blogging posts in the near future, I can say that Power Flowering won't stop as this new addition comes into our family. If anything, it might gain more momentum as I continue to use the practice to stay present and grounded. Which has continued to be my main goal over the past couple of years...and will continue to be.
This practice, this project, these flowers and humans bring me joy and the daily reminder that WE are all in need of support and love and encouragement. And goodness knows that my brain will need as many reminders of that in it's postpartum sleep deprived state! So I will keep on keepin' on - sharing flowers when I can and writing official blog posts when inspired.
ONWARD to welcoming the coming changes, additions and LIFE LESSONS!