13 May room to grow
Change is in the air, I can feel it. We’re in the throes of spring now and that thing that usually comes over me has in fact come over me and I am feeling like a hermit crab again. You know the one who wakes up every once in a while feeling a little cramped and uncomfortable in it’s shell? What comes to mind is the main character from the Eric Carle book A House for Hermit Crab who worked so diligently to get his shell just right only to realize that all the work might have to be left behind in order to find a new and different shell that will serve him better. There was nothing was wrong with the old shell, it just didn’t fit anymore.
Perhaps I’ve outgrown things as they are now or perhaps I’m just ready for some new artwork on my online canvas or maybe its more a matter of spring cleaning my little online home here, I’m not really sure. But, I know that I am itching to make some changes here.
If I had my way (and could get time to stand still for a while) I would work behind the scenes to get things just as I’d like them and do a grand reveal (like an Extreme Home Makeover Edition, blog style). Alas, I am all too aware that I just can’t afford myself that kind of energy or time to make that ideal a reality. So, I have decided to take small steps. If you know me, you know I’m a firm believer in the power of baby steps. And so, I’m taking my own advice and taking it one step at a time.
All this to say that there will be some changes going on around here. For starters, after 4 and a half years, I am letting go of my blog name, Mother May I. See up there in the banner? No more Mother May I.
Yes, I’ve been blogging for 4 and a half years! Time flies, huh?
But other than that, most of the changes I see coming are of of the visual and navigational kind. Hopefully a little organization. Some sorting through, some filing and some dusting too. A coat of new paint maybe and fresh images to decorate the space. You know, just a little sprucing up.
My guess is it will feel like I’m scurrying about on the ocean floor picking and choosing the things I’d like to use for my new shell, one thing at a time. And if I let myself enjoy that kind of process then no matter what changes come at whatever pace, all will be well. They do say it’s the journey after all.
Angie’s post at the I am Enough Collaborative this week is keeping me in the right mindset to take on these yearnings of my creative soul without judgement of my progress. Instead, anything and everything I do amidst my growth spurt will be enough. If that doesn’t put me at ease, nothing will.
I don’t think it’s synchronicity that the Mondo Beyondo class begins on Monday, right at the start of what feels like might be a metamorphoses. Do you? On that note, is there anything you’re yearning to do? Something you’re looking forward to? I hope you’re giving yourself a some wiggle room to grow; no pressure, no rush, just baby steps.
And there’s still a few days left to sign up for the Mondo Beyondo class with me if you think you might need a little encouraging nudge (like I do). Either way, growth and change is neccessary sometimes and I’m looking forward to taking it a step at a time.