Life is full

Oh hello, June (or, Always Joy)

Oh hello, June.

We’re already half-way done our time together yet I feel like we are just catching up.

There’s a lot going on around here these days.

After a busy and creatively fulfilling month of May you bring a lot with you, June.

You bring a few big milestones: 25 years working for my current employer, 6 years in our home and a 10th wedding anniversary. You bring possibility, decisions and action needed to redo our front yard after it was stripped bare by last year’s tornado. You bring our first camping trip of the season, two weeks off and lastly, a new addition to our family – a puppy.

Chives in bloom, pretty in pink. My garden makes me happy.

Chives in bloom, pretty in pink. My garden makes me happy.

That’s a lot happening at once. Exciting, shifting, overwhelming and everything in between.

Add a 9-5 workload that’s been taking its toll for a few months and dang, I am one. tired. woman.

So please be gentle ‘k, June?

In return I will practice letting go, discernment, openness and rest. I welcome ease and flow.

And joy. Much joy.

Always joy.

In spirit of discovery,


A Letter to June

Dearest month of June,

You were full.

Challenges and insights at work, a seventh wedding anniversary, a blissful getaway to Quebec City with my sweetie, an unexpected road trip to my beloved east coast with Sis to celebrate the life of a clan member who passed away, and a slew of life's big questions that continue to perplex.

You brought joy, anger, frustration, sadness, anxiety, shame, vision, a renewed sense of possibility, hope and all things in between peppered with moments of absolute peace.

Frankly, you've left me a wee bit tired in your wake.

For it all, I thank you.



Photo of yours truly by Jo-Anne Guimond, a.k.a. Sis