There is a gorgeous moon rising above the Mississippi Sound tonight. I wish I were talented enough with my camera to capture a decent photo of it. I was struck as I drove home from work that there was almost a perfect photo of the moon framed by trees in silhouette. I didn’t stop to capture it because one I didn’t have my camera and two even if I had my camera with me, I know I wouldn’t have been able to translate what I’d seen between the leaves. Maybe one of these days.
As it is the Full Moon, it is time for another dream board with Jamie Ridler. Jamie describes this Full Moon as
What are you dreaming under this Full Pink Moon? The name represents the pink flowers that so lavishly bloom in the spring. What an invitation to let yourself luxuriate in your dreams, embracing them passionately, sharing them magnificently and enjoying each precious bloom. Let’s share our dreams and make beautiful magic together under the Full Pink Moon!
In the Northern Hemisphere the Full Pink Moon asks: “What dreams is it time to tend?”
Once again, I didn’t leave myself enough time to actually comb through the stacks and stacks of magazines that I’m collecting to actually physically create a dream board. I meant to. I thought that perhaps while the husband was busy watching the NFL draft on ESPN, I’d sit in the “office” and flip through those stacks, clip images, arrange them, think about them, puzzle them out and come to some sort of beautifully appropriate melding of what I should be tending to right now, coaxing into bloom. But then I realized that what I really wanted to do, even though, I could care less about the Draft, was spend time with my husband.
This past Sunday, we celebrated our first anniversary, and I am reminded that one of the most important dreams that I can be cultivating right now besides myself is us and this relationship. A happy, healthy me is critical to a happy, healthy us, but beyond that, making time for each other, protecting each other and our time with each other, is vital to our continued success.
So tonight, after I worked a 10 hour day, I came home to my sweet husband and sat on the loveseat creating a Pinterest board while he watched the draft. Some discussion, but not a lot. And that was OK. It was enough that we were together.
As I look through the things I pinned this evening, the following dreams that need tending stand out to me:
- My marriage 😉
- My writing. The universe keeps telling me this. I hear it. I have yet to find a way to honor it, perhaps because my soul is not yet screaming for it. I’m hoping that I don’t let it get to that point. If these issues with my health get under control and I really do figure out the balance with my work and the rest of my life, I can see that coming together. But it is truly about priority. I’ve made the wrong things my priorities, and I think the rest of my life is showing the fraying that is the byproduct of that neglect.
- Bravery. In so many ways! I’ve talked before about being afraid. While bravery might not necessarily be a dream that is in need of tending, it is a necessary part of tending to the dreams that are pieces of my soul. So bravery. It must be tended.
- Peace. I want peaceful, quiet surroundings. I want to explore places that are serene and vast and wildly natural. And I want to be able to step through the French doors out into a haven of serenity. I’ve had a vision of what I want for a year now, and the sweet husband has said he’ll help me do it. I just need to remind me that it’s part of the plan and that we need to be working towards it.
And that’s about it. I think I’m going to leave the rest of the pins alone because I think they’re a little self-explanatory.
What dreams do you need to tend in the next month?