My Joy-filled Life!
In my joy-filled life I live by the ocean because I have always felt drawn to water. I live in a simple one room off-grid cabin with a loft (for guests) with my husband. Our boys and their families come and visit us often. My husband and I swim and walk along the beach, and I write from my covered porch overlooking the ocean or from the room just behind it in rainy or cold weather. We have a woodstove which we sit in front of every morning as we plan our day together. We have 2 clotheslines, one inside over the woodstove and one outside (I love fresh laundry off the line). We live on the East Coast of Canada, and some winters we go away to warmer areas because my husband is getting older and does not want to have to clear the snow anymore. In winters when we stay home we make sure we have enough stored food and fuel that we do not have to leave our home if we don't want to.
In my joy-filled life I am writing books and leading retreats for women seeking more from life.
I wear clothes that bring me joy. They are soft and warm and flowing. I would love to say I make them, but at this point in my life it would bring me more joy to buy the material, use the pattern I love, and pay someone else make the dress.
I seek knowledge from everyone I meet online and in person because I know everyone has talents and knowledge and joy to share.
My husband and I are living our dream lives together. He is following his dreams as I am following mine, and we are also following common dreams together. It is important to us that much of our dream lives are shared so our focus in on supporting each other. We talk openly, honestly and kindly.
My children are following their dreams and loving what they do.
We have lots of visitors, people with whom we choose to share our lives. People on the same journey we are. Positive people. People who are seeking something more, and are finding it...and creating it.
Stay tuned, tomorrow I will ask you to further analyse your joy-filled life by completing the 5 Whys exercise...
Make it a great day!