May 3, 2012

Just in case you would like to know

I like these happy trees in Santa Barbara

I think I've changed a lot in the last year and a half. Yes, I became a mother which is obviously a huge change, but that's not what I'm talking about. I feel like I've finally been able to reach inside myself and pull out that part of me that's been wanting to come out but didn't know how, and now I am much better at embracing it.

If I had to describe it, I would say that it's my inner hippie. Not in the literal sense or actual definition, because I certainly don't fall under it (me rejecting the morals of society? Come on, laugh with me.) And I'm pretty sure if you google "hippie", I don't look like any of those images.

I only say it because it's used so loosely, and that's what Taylor calls me.

Now before I send any of you non-"hippie" friends into a panic, don't worry. I add a disclaimer: I will never stop shaving my armpits, I won't be burning any bras, I shower everyday and still wear make-up, I will happily continue to eat my meat, I am not a feminist, I am still a registered Republican (that one's for you Katie), and there is no chance in you-know-where that you will ever see me at an Occupy protest.

I would prefer to use a word more like naturalist, but that sounds kind of corny and Boy Scout-ish. I can't think of anything else. It's really nothing so new.

 If you know me well enough, you know I've always kind of been this way. My love of things woodsy and rustic. My years spent working at Boy Scout camp, and my undying love for that wilderness. Yearning for a swim in a fresh pond in the forest. My irritation with the constant buzz of technology that surrounds us (I'm not a technology hater, just a minimalist in my usage)...

This is who I've always been. I'm so excited about all the changes I've been making.

I'm going to end this post now, but I will tell you everything that's gotten me here.  I don't know that anybody really cares, but it kind of feels like a confession, you know? I like to talk about it and I don't feel like I ever really get the chance to, so I'm bloggin it.


  1. Whew! Thank you for the reassurance, and don't ever scare me like that again.

    I really am looking forward to more posts. I always enjoy your insight.

  2. Always happy to hear from you.You are special.Hugs OMA

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