Life Of Details

I’ve been sitting here at this coffee shop for two hours and I’m just starting to write this post. What’s that about! But I guess I did accomplish a couple of things…editing content, adding to our never ending ‘to do’ list, and updating our site forms. And of course anytime I go to a coffee shop, I find what’s high on my list is people watching. All I can say is that this world is made up of people from all different walks of life which keeps it very interesting. I look at people and wonder what their story is.  OK, STOP….it’s time to write!

I woke up this morning and one of the first things I thought of was my ‘life of details’ and how the details have evolved along with the changes in my life. And how ‘life of details’ would be a great blog post. I was thinking of all the things I needed to do before I could even leave the house so that I could sit and work on this site….koi pond maintenance, house cleaning and I guess it was a good idea to take a shower. I’m reminded of a statement from the movie Bridges of Madison County, “When a woman makes the choice to marry, to have children, in one way her life begins but in other ways it stops. You build a life of details. You become a mother, a wife and you stop and stay steady so that your children can move. And when they leave they take your life of details with them. And then you’re expected to move again only you don’t remember what moves you because no-one has asked in so long. Not even yourself.”  I finally asked!

I’ve always been able to do it all (most of the time) and I want to continue to do it all and build this site to meet my vision….a vision of wanting to make an impact in this world and be an example for my daughters. To empower and to be empowered by other women. Building this site, even though it’s feeling overwhelming right now and I have to now re-prioritize my to do list (my ‘life of details’), has become my next chapter in life. I guess it’s just a different ‘life of details’ now and somehow I’ll adapt and figure it out and move forward. What I have learned from this new ‘life of details’ is that the passion for this project has awaken the creativity in me that I haven’t felt in a long time.