It doesn't interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing.
It doesn't interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dream, for the adventure of being alive.
It doesn't interest me what planets are squaring your moon. I want to know if you have touched the centre of your own sorrow, if you have been opened by life's betrayals or have become shrivelled and closed from fear of further pain.
I want to know if you can sit with pain, mine or your own, without moving to hide it, or fade it, or fix it.
I want to know if you can be with joy, mine or your own; if you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes without cautioning us to be careful, be realistic, remember the limitations of being human.
It doesn't interest me if the story you are telling me is true. I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself. If you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul. If you can be faithless and therefore trustworthy.
I want to know if you can see Beauty even when it is not pretty every day. And if you can source your own life from its presence.
I want to know if you can live with failure, yours and mine, and still stand at the edge of the lake and shout to the silver of the full moon, 'Yes.' It doesn't interest me to know where you live or how much money you have. I want to know if you can get up after the night of grief and despair, weary and bruised to the bone and do what needs to be done to feed the children.
It doesn't interest me who you know or how you came to be here. I want to know if you will stand in the centre of the fire with me and not shrink back.
It doesn't interest me where or what or with whom you have studied. I want to know what sustains you from the inside when all else falls away.
I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and if you truly like the company you keep in the empty moments - The invitation : Oriah Mountain Dreamer
8 months old! This week he’s smacked his chin on a wooden truck (nearly split it open) and smacked his top gum on a toy box that caused a minor bleed (tooth nearly through) to celebrate the milestone#covecash#bruiser#givemestrength#mumlife#boymama
Working on listing this guy and his dapper friend Lewis toad tonight . The rest of the Hazel Village friends are up online though and boy do they love to dress up! So we got them lots of clothes so they can have lots of fun preparing for adventures out and about (or just for lazing about at home and having nanna naps in too ).
As my daughter is fast approaching on 18months I can't help but take a moment to think about the countless boxes of clothes and shoes I've had to store away as they are to small for her, the growth this little girl has made amazes me, not just the physical size but the things she has learnt, the emotion and personality that is coming out daily. She loves learning and growing and is so extremely proud of herself when she accomplishes something even at such a young age. Little does she know that she teaches me little things everyday too and that we are growing together. It really is such a joy, and the new challenges and journeys that are ahead of us are so exciting
TOMORROW • night we will be listing 4 different OOAK [one of a kind] fitted bassinet sheets! Staying true to who we are they are all nature inspired fabrics, here’s a sneak peek of two out of the four fabrics available There will only be one or two of each fabric style available. They are designed to fit both regular bassinet and Moses baskets. I’ve been admiring fabrics for a long time now & have been trying to incorporate them into our peg dolls & now I’m excited to be selling these beauties. I have been very selective about the fabrics I’ve chosen and I hope you love them as much as I do. see you tomorrow night at 7pm.
This year our family is taking a very different approach to Christmas. Tired of the excess and societal pressures, we are taking ourselves away from all of it and have decided to limit ourselves to giving each other one special and meaningful gift instead, we decided when buying we wanted to buy positively. I love this concept of moral purchasing, I love when money I earn is spent on items that have been ethically sourced or created. This ethos is truly encapsulated by Sacet, makers of ethically, consciously and sustainably crafted jewellery. On November 24th, Sacet is hosting a Black Friday deal that's fair for all. You as a consumer decide what you pay and Sacet will give back a portion of the profits to their craftspeople and towards their goal of becoming carbon neutral by December 2018. I think this is such a fantastic and forward thinking initiative and I’m delighted to be a part of it. If you want to be a part of it too, Sacet will be hosting an event at their office in London at 54 Hatton Garden from the 24th to 27th where you can come and see their jewellery for yourself in person. Hours can be found on Sacet's Facebook page. #sustainable#ecofriendly#ecofashion#ethicallymade#consciousliving#sustainablefashion@sacet_world#SacetWorld#ad
I dedicate this week’s feature of @viajarpelaeuropa and her little girl to every mother out there – the confident, the brave, the bold, the beautiful, the multi-taskers, the ambitious, the dreamers, the sleep-deprived, the frustrated, the overwhelmed, the struggling, the tired, the worn-out, the old, the wise… YOU WILL ALWAYS REMAIN THE MOST BEAUTIFUL!
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