It’s been an exciting – overwhelming – chaotic last few months. Not only did we move house for the second time in less than 6 months (!!), we also moved interstate back to Melbourne. During all this I was battling morning sickness + all the lovely joys of hormonal and emotional changes that came with our life being packed into boxes again.
But now, I can breathe a sign of relief as the chaos has calmed down a little. We are almost back into our previous home in Melbourne. I’m no longer feeling exhausted and nauseous. Bubba’s been growing and is healthy and quite active (during scans anyway! I can’t feel any kicks yet).
I’ve had to learn to surrender to God’s bigger plan – even if it wasn’t quite what I imagined. I’ve had to learn to flow with it, though there were a few tears of overwhelm. *sigh* Hubby has been great in handling his little emotional, pregnant wife with gentle compassion.
I’m looking forward to more adventures. I know I’ll be just that little more practiced at rolling with the waves of change as our new journey into parenthood begins.
Plus will you join me in the excitement of the new creative changes that is to come during this time ?! I’m full of new ideas for new paintings + design products.
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In contrast to the visual overload and chaos of India & Hong Kong, our mini road trip down to Melbourne was a chance to move at a slower pace. Even though this trip was a necessity for hubby’s health/doctor appointment. We took this opportunity to explore new beaches that we came across on the way. Letting the days unfold easily with open plans. We have some of the most beautiful beaches in the world here, so we were super glad we took the time to meander down the coast.
A true relaxing break after our overseas break.
It also meant I got to breathe in as much ocean over 3 days as I could. It’s a place that seems to absorb all the stress of my busy days and inspire a restoring of my creative well. You know what I mean?
All this relaxing helped restore some burnt out creativity from 2012 – I even set up a temporary studio at my parent’s home and began painting in earnest!
This has been a great start to 2013 – I wanted to practice more self-care without the guilt this year.
How has your 2013 been?
Join me in seizing opportunities for self-care (relaxation, enjoyment and anything that restores your spirit) and let go of the guilt?
It’s been a busy holiday period for the Mangalore household with Indian weddings, Hong Kong holiday and a road trip back to our home town. These are a select few snapshots of our Indian trip (for a friend’s wedding) for you to see what I’ve been experiencing. Plus a few images that have been feeding my visual library and nourishing my creative well. There were alot of lines and pattern that I know will show up in my work in the future.
Next week I’ll share our mini road trip down the Sydney to Melbourne east coast. It was the opposite of our overseas holiday, much more relaxed and spacious. Plus my temporary studio set up in Melbourne!