Do you have a definition of success or one for enough? I considered what mine are in my blog post today titled With No Definition of Success Or Enough, You’re a Hamster on a Wheel . . . "Having sweet smart healthy independent children feels like success to me...But what of enough? Or will whatever you have always be enough?" . . Do you feel like your standards need to be lowered? Like you're missing an end point which will sum your efforts up? A link to my brief and thought provoking blog post at Shalavee.com in my bio. . . . #ontheblog#enough#fionamariepeach#taleswithfriends#soul_selfie #mywisdomlessons#writersofig#writingmyselfhome
First Day of Kindergarten! (She already has one year of pre-K bus riding under her belt) 💜 😉 💜 I feel relieved and slightly untethered as my children go off to school today. As much as I've been giddy and gleeful at the thought of this day coming, I'm anticipatory that this means I have to buckle down and get serious about my own work. Enter the nerves around visibility and vulnerability..........................So be it. Gonna meditate on some Loving Kindness each day. Swipe right to left to see Fiona get on the bus. . . . . . #breatheseptember2018#taleswithfriends#carolinecountymaryland#fionamariepeach#backtoschool#soul_selfie #mywisdomlessons
#augustbreak2018 While August threatened to be a suckling vortex of doom (see blog posts on Surviving my speech and having my butt exposed), it ended up going by more quickly than any August ever. Instead of counting how many more hot boring days we would have to endure, it was full of band practice and nailing down my theory on the inverse relationship between creativity and anxiety. It felt satisfying and productive and clandestine. Thank you to @SusannahConway as always, for creating this place for us to connect and explore our possibilities in our own ways. . . . Today's positive and thoughtful blogpost is titled Proactive Possibilities. What a way to end the month! Link in my profile to my blog at Shalavee.com. #fionamariepeach#taleswithfriends#catsofinstagram#soul_selfie #ontheblog#mywisdomlessons
Saying good night until next year for Summerfest 2018 in #downtowndentonmd . Thank you @sue_in_caroline_co.md for the magic that you do and are to give us this opportunity to have fun and practice being us. . . #fionamariepeach with her Daddy watching fireworks and in her dance showcase. Plus on Sue's lap and with my sister @drumsingermichelle wearing a balloon hand hat. #eamonspencerpeach during his 20 (15, oops) minute set at the pub with Quartet Subset. Plus art shots of old buildings and old cars . . . #taleswithfriends#hometownfun#tirednow#bigdayaheadtomorrow Ps tomorrow's my sermon at church. Gotta go meditate.
💜Younger me💜 At 45, this woman decided she wanted a baby. And proof, there was a baby at 46. That woman knows to embrace the hard stuff grows you in the best ways. Vulnerability and risk have made me stronger. And having to learn to be compassionate for Fiona has taught me to be so for myself. . . . . #augustbreak2018 #fionamariepeach #wholeheartedliving #taleswithfriends#selfdiscovery#liveauthentic#mywisdomlessons
How Instagram's community witnessed me and helped banish my anxieties, today on my blog. Being vulnerable gifted me with myself again. "I’d never experienced community and was completely unsure of what it meant and how I was supposed to do it. I just knew that being witnessed by these wonder women from inside their hearts was the greatest gift ever. I watched and I listened as they showed me what vulnerability looked like and what it gives you. And my intuition told me that, despite what everyone said about social media, there was something really good going on here." A brief and empowering read. Follow the link in my profile to Shalavee.com. . . . . #inreallife #augustbreak2018 #trendrebels #fionamariepeach #wholeheartedliving #taleswithfriends#selfdiscovery#ontheblog#liveauthentic#mywisdomlessons#communityrocks
Looking for Ease is Hard.... A brief blogpost today, "I am never sure what easy looks like but I know I haven’ t lived it yet. Why have I made life so hard? Because it’s what I knew. When things were hard, there was pain and somehow pain substantiates life. But recently, as I’ve focused on just being here now and doing what I need to do to get done, I’ve found ease and it’s surprisingly easy. I have set myself to goals recently that were progressive. Where the hard work I was avoiding, I’m doing. And it took me by surprise that when I did what I truly knew needed to get done, I felt like I had more time and less to do. And that is just weird." . Can you relate? Follow the link in my profile to the full blogpost st Shalavee.com . . . . . #eamonspencerpeach#taleswithfriends#augustbreak2018#liveauthentic#fionamariepeach#beachdays#ontheblog#blogger#writerofig#selfdiscovery#soulgoals#mywisdomlessons#soul_selfie
In August last year, we took an impromptu trip to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania by way of our friend's party in Westminster, Maryland. It was so much fun to be out exploring with my family. Two nights in a hotel meant no housework for me or cooking! And barreling down the beautiful green undulating byways of that landscape always does my heart good after living among the flat fields of the Eastern Shore of Maryland. . . . . #eamonspencerpeach#taleswithfriends#augustbreak2018#liveauthentic #fionamariepeach #goofygoofertons #familytime#roadtripmemories