Well looky looky, post number 500... I started this account as a way to discover, or rather re-discover, upstate New York--a place I had not called home since I was 18 years old. It has been the best exploratory tool for just that: I found businesses that are now a staple part of my family's life, gone on adventures to places I had never heard of, made some true blue real life friends, found fantastic work opportunities, and been so inspired by the growth and community spirit I see all around me. . .
It was hard to uproot a whole life and a whole family and start over someplace new. Especially because we did really love Massachusetts and all of the people and places we had to leave. But something always called me back here. On those long drives from MA to NY for visits, my heart would swell with each mile westward and I would always hear the same song in my head. A Bonnie Raitt song. The one that goes: "Traveling at night the headlights were bright/ And we'd been up many an hour/ All through my brain there came the refrain/ Of home, and it's warming fire/ Home sings me of sweet things/ My life there has its own wings."
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Now I'm here and this feels like home. In every way that matters. And I think I finally have those wings.
A world of adventures is left outside the door 🍁🍂the perfume of home beckons. As I step over the threshold, a blanket of vanilla absolute wraps me up in a warm embrace, leaving a sweet scent✨ A pot of gently spiced hot chocolate bubbles on the stove, cocoa absolute drawing out memories of all the things I love ❤️ I sink into folds of the familiar arm chair, well-read books resting against walls 📚The warming scent of benzoin resinoid gently strokes across my skin. The creak of the stairs say they are coming to greet you. As the windows protect me from the rain, and the air crackles with a warming fragrance, I know, I'm home 🏡
my favourite place to be! immersed in nature 😍 i often go back to the same places and feel like its the first time ive layed eyes on something so indescribably breathtaking. it fills me with such a huge surge of loving emotions 💖, it calms me to the point where i cant seem to wipe the smile off my face 😁😁. i found myself when i found nature and i am so grateful to have had the chance to reconnect to my roots. we only have one planet 🌍, one home, learn to cherish every bit of it because once we destroy it with our ignorance and disgusting human habbits (spent the afternoon cleaning rubbish out of this beautiful place. not even going to get into the rest of it) we dont get another chance. we are part of nature. dont let society beat you down, in such a technological age where the lastest gaget is the most important thing to have or the latest fashion is what makes you accepted or where celebrities are the be all and end all of your existance "omg did you hear what the kartrashians did!"ditch the programming (theres a reason why they are called tv "programs" 😉)..we need to learn how to disconnect, take time out for ourselfs and learn whats truely important. looking after and preserving what we have left of this beautiful place. nature is pure magic! embrace every inch of it. follow your heart and everything else will fall into place
After being gone for 4 days and flying home today, I couldn't be happier to have spent the afternoon eating pizza, playing outside and snuggling with these love bugs. --
My heart feels like is going to explode with all the love ❤️ --
Now to snuggle up a little closer with the hubs and get back to routine tomorrow!! #sundaysnuggles ❤️ #selfieofsix#sillyfaces#heartisfull#pizza#outsideplay#imhome
Ok where's all my pot pie fans?! Man I love these things. 😄😄 Seems like the drive home from the airport was almost as long as the flight. 😂🤣Man I did not miss that Atlanta traffic! 😧