So what makes Jennie happy? I think living simply and seasonally. May, June and July are my most outward months when I want to be the healer and teacher the most. Then in August the light changes and the days start to get subtly shorter and I become more homey. I like to gather things I might need over the winter to keep my little family happy and healthy. I start to think about winter clothes and toys to play with on long winter evenings. How bizzare is that? It’s mid summer – only of course it isn’t – mid summer was in June! Then in September the light becomes magical to me and I will happily just sit and gaze at the changing colours of Autumn. I like to play with the family photos – the happy memories of our year and make an album that reflects the feelings and depth of our relationship as a family and with other people and the fun we have had with each other. We have often had tough times too but these happy memories and pictures are the ones I hang onto. Then October is a time when my energy feels so intense I need to just ‘hold’ it deep inside. I mustn’t do or say or think too much or I will start to feel that my energy is dissipating. In November and December Christmas sneaks up on me and I just enjoy absorbing the atmosphere of twinkling lights and Christmas trees and making, making, making!. In January my energy becomes focused . I am trying to work about what my year may be about. I write lots of lists and plan what we need. In February and March I feel the first signs of spring and get out my camera. I lose my focus and become more dreamy and carefree. .In April I am focused on the home and making sure we have what we need to enjoy the summer. And then I’m back to May again, fuelled up and ready to go!
Thoughout the year I might do music or I might do art. I might make family videos or I might go on family picnics. I might sell the old to make room for the new. We might go on holiday or visit some friends. But these are extras. Then there are the ‘I might do sometime(s)’. These are the things that can only happen as my life unfolds. I can’t regret not doing them now or not having done them before because they simply aren’t on my radar. What fills my soul is living in the present, simply, seasonally and staying in my shape!