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L’automne qui pointe son nez, la nature qui prépare ces plus beaux arrangements; c’est la saison du vent, c’est la saison des changements d’énergies.

On troc la fébrilité et l’excitation des vacances et de la chaleur pour les préparatifs à l’hibernation.

On ferme la piscine. On range les chaises longues et on fait la dernière tonte du gazon.

On cuisine, on popote, on prépare à l’avance. On cherche le réconfort dans la bouffe, le thé, les feux de foyer et les draps de flanellette.

Dehors, ça sent la neige. On sait que l’hiver appelle à devenir la prochaine saison. On sait qu’il est long et rigoureux, mais comment l’éviter?

Je veux dire merci au gars qui m’a fait rire aujourd’hui. Je ne sais pas qui tu es. C’est alors que je conduisais, bien concentrée sur des pensées pas super positives, que tu m’as dépassée. T’avais un bonhomme qui montre ses fesses de collé dans la vitre du passager arrière. Tu l’as activé, le bonhomme m’a fait un moon, j’ai pouffé de rire, t’as continué ton chemin, j’ai pris ma sortie d’autoroutre… t’as changé mon mindset pis t’as fait ma journée.

Merci.

Happy 2019!

It’s been a while since I have wrote anything for this blog. To tell you the truth, the tips I gave in Conceiving a baby, conceiving a future: ups and downs and a few free tips. really worked out for me. I am pregnant and waiting to meet my little boy. I am now at week 37 and it always amazes me to feel that little spark of life inside my belly. I am priviledge to know that feeling. I am rarely excited about something but now I catch myself thinking of what he’ll be looking like, what will be his cycle of sleep and etc. I can’t wait to hold him in my arms and present him to his big bro.

So why did it take me sooooo long before posting anything new and pregnancy related on my blog? Simply, I don’t have the pregnancy that is very inspiring to write about. Maybe I realized just now that I should write about it to bring comfort to others going through «not so dreamy» pregnancies. Really, everybody is different and react differently to this big change and hormonal dance. For me it means very low blood pressure, weakness, all the symptoms of a burnout except for the sadness that generally comes along.

This summer was the hottest in a long time and I had to stay inside de whole time to prevent myself from fainting and scaring off my boyfriend with my health.

After that, I was unable to stand up for more than 5 minutes. Worthless to mention all the feelings of guilt and uselessness that came with this condition.

So, soon, I will be meeting with that new marvel of My world and forget all about the past few months. Life is wonderful and every moment deserves our full attention. In My next post, I will tell you about what I have learnt from this experience.

Until then, please tell me all about your not so perfect pregnancy. I am sure I am not Alone!

Take care 😉

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I have to share this video that I found on LinkedIn today. This is a well invested 4ish minutes of your time, maybe the best 4 minutes of the week.

This gentleman is talking about positive leadership in the workplace, providing real examples. This is totally translatable in communities and in your family. Being a leader, a leader that everyone will follow, means that you have integrated that you are nothing alone. True leaders stand out because they know how important it is to have everyone on board. They will achieve that by putting others first and creating a safe place and a place everybody will feel welcomed.

I suggest you watch this and think about your goals and how you thought about getting there. I am sure you will see new opportunities after you’ve watch this video.

Night time

I have never been a real morning person. I fake it because life is requesting of me that the days begin early. And it’s fine. I enjoy doing a lot of things in the morning to relax a bit in the afternoon, « savourer » a little sleep in a sun ray.

Every moment count

I have become a mother not so long ago and my cycles (day-night-sleep) have changed. Ever since, I realize everyday how life is about small things and my ability to make every moment count. For example, we I come home at night with my son, we don’t have much time together before he goes to bed. So, what do I do? I play with him until dinner time. I leave my phone in a drawer somewhere (unless I take pictures) and I am fully present with him, for us both. I don’t want to be angry at Time. I am presently reconsidering some choices that I made to allow me to spend more family time… I will get there.

After dinner it’s bath time and, then, we play again. Finally, he goes to bed and my wounded torture mother heart feels better because the evening mattered.

I apply the same mindfulness concept for myself. When the lights go off, it is the time for me to connect with my soul and to bond with nature.

Sometimes it happens all in my head when I review the day and consider if my decisions are align with my plan. Mostly in summer, I will enjoy a small walk in the warmth of the night to recharge my battery and connect with magic and mystery.

Connecting with myself every night has always helped me to stay strong and captain of my destiny. I am not alone now but I will never give up on Me and will continue to date myself every night. For my own good.

The Ring

I bought that ring when I was pregnant of my son.

I chose it because of the combination of Tree of Life and the « Gratitude » inscription carved into the ring.  I though it graphically carried out how I felt.

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Since my 25th birthday, all I wanted was to have a kid but I knew I had to make important choices to make it happen.  Finally, it was the gift life gave me on my 36th birthday.

If you have been pregnant, you know it ain’t always easy. You have to overcome great fears and physical important changes. But like I said, I had wanted to be a mother since I was 25 years old.  And I fought and worked hard on myself to end up giving birth to the most amazing little boy.  So, I wore and looked at that ring (still am) everyday as a reminder of my gratitude.  And looking at it, I realized that this dream came true because I kept a positive attitude in life and was thankful for all the little steps I would take toward that dream.

An Attitude to Keep

So, for me anyway, Gratitude is an Attitude that can change any ordinary life into a life full of light, kindness for ourselves an others and full of love.

If you want a reminder similar to the one I wear everyday, please contact me.

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