Being and awesomeness.

This has been such a full Columbus Day weekend already, and it’s only Sunday.  When I say full, I mean that in a positive sense, not in the “I haven’t stopped moving in 36 hours” sort of sense, which is one of my ways of being that I often adopt.  Jerry and I have a mini date tomorrow afternoon (a matinée of Gone Girl, oh my!) and Dylan will be able to join me and Cooper as we visit my dad on the Cape Tuesday for his birthday (Thanks Professional Development Day!).  This weekend I get 4 days straight of relaxed connection with family and friends.  I feel like that’s a gift in a life which can easily feel busy and overwhelming.

I had the privilege this weekend of being with some of my favorite women on the planet, spending time with them, on the phone or in person, and connecting about some of the big things in life.  We explored what it meant to feel happy, satisfied, and comfortable in our own skin; we touched upon what paths we take to get there.  We had some great conversations, and looked at what it takes to live a life that feels good and real, and that honors who we are and the journey we each are on.  I got to see some of the successes and share in some of the challenges that these women were experiencing in the moment.  THIS is the stuff of life.  Challenges and successes.  Breakdowns and breakthroughs.  Love and loss, heart warmth and heart-break.

Tomorrow I will get to share some time and space with my husband, something that I treasure and that doesn’t come as often as I may wish, despite the fact that he works from home and we pass by each other in the house quite frequently.  The tone for this weekend is clear.  We’re going deep people!

I’m pretty sure I have Mercury to thank for the awesome connection I’ve been a part of this last few days.  Mercury is in retrograde right now, the retrograde period runs from October 4th to the 25th (although there’s a stretch for a week before and a week after those dates which is still a bit suspect).  I’m always looking into what Mercury affects and how the retrograde motion will impact our lives.  When discussing it with Jerry tonight, he wanted to know what Mercury Retrograde means and why it impacts us.  During retrograde periods, it appears to be moving backwards in the sky (it’s actually an illusion, it just slowed down).  Mercury Retrograde is a great time for reflecting on the past and trusting our intuition.  According to the Farmer’s Almanac, coincidences during this time can be “extraordinary.”  If I go with the flow during these periods and don’t take things too seriously, I find I can make it through in good stead.  I may not get my Papa Gino’s online order through correctly (thanks Mercury!), but I get to be with my people in an extraordinary capacity.  I’ll take it!


About Natural Mama Notes

4.4.2020 I started this blog in September 2014. It was a 38th birthday gift to myself, a fulfillment of a long-held wish to share my perspective on the world. After a breast cancer diagnosis in June 2017, I used my blog to share details of the alternate reality I was experiencing. In September 2017 I used this space to share the trauma and healing of my son, who was diagnosed with PANDAS in May of that year. PANDAS is when a strep infection triggers neuropsychiatric disorders. I completed cancer treatment in December 2018, and haven’t written much since. I felt the need to withdraw as part of my healing process. I deactivated my Facebook account, barely viewed other social media. I’m still hesitant about stepping back out there, but I’m feeling the pull. We’re in a global crisis, and the news is dire. If I can add some levity or a more positive perspective with my writing, that is my hope right now. May you find the gems amongst the rubble.
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4 Responses to Being and awesomeness.

  1. Marie cleary says:

    I think i am going to really enjoy keeping in touch with what is going on in your lives thru your blog. Thanks for including me. Your blog was very interesting amd informative. Keep up the great work. Love mom


  2. Erin says:

    I’m so grateful you have manifested this goal of yours and feel so blessed to be on this journey with you. What a freedom to just be…I mean really open your life to experience today. Let go of judgement of the past and make new experiences today. Not make decisions on the future or the past. I can use what didn’t work in the past as an opportunity to be the change in my present. Open and willing to live….in the now.

    I am definitely using this time to reflect and I am practicing trusting my intuition today. I’m not going to let unhealthy fear rule the show. It’s a thief and I have a new security system in place!


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