This post is written to you today while I sit at the library. I really love being here when I write because it’s a quiet space. My winter scarf is next to me on the desk, and at my feet are two plants double wrapped in brown paper. Oh yes, you read that correctly. I brought my plants inside with me to the library. Am I the very first patron to bring plants into the library? I may never know. But I didn’t dare leave them in the car with the threat of a winter death knocking on the window.
I love my plants far too much ;)
On my mind today is how we are in another season of change at the Whitley house. With four young children, this is a constant thing. But I’m comfortable with change because change can be so fun!
My baby, Landon, who is nearly eight months old, moved out of our bedroom yesterday. Zack and I are now able to read in bed at night ;) and I’ll have you know I put my writing desk back in our bedroom where his crib used to be. See, change is fun.
I moved our other children’s beds around, too: we officially have a “boys bedroom” and a “girls bedroom”. I remember living in a one bedroom apartment in Los Angeles with just two children, and we made it work then. So I take it as a fun challenge to work with our limitations. (This is also good advice for life in general, yeah?) I’ve been moving furniture since I was old enough to push my crib across the room, so moving furniture is a familiar practice — something I’ve done now for over thirty years. (What?!)
Another change is noticing my decorating style has evolved. I still love color, I still love my plants, I still love incorporating quirky conversation starters to our space, but what I’m noticing is I really enjoy the look of a visually quiet room.
When the room looks quiet I feel my mind quiet down.
Because when there’s a little more quiet, more rest, I am able to grow deeper roots.
What things are on your heart right now? What conversations are you having quietly with yourself that are causing your mind race with noise? Where are you spiritually, empty/neutral/overflowing?
Perhaps I can help you make some changes so you can grow greener leaves on your spiritual self.
Even in the dormant season of winter we can help ourselves grow deeper roots by being intentional and giving ourself rest. Let’s talk in the comments. xx