I had become accustomed to writing on Steemit everyday and with it the time I needed to sit with myself. To let things just flow, let the words flow, my inspiration flow, sometimes my frustration flow. But now due to this fork, we have been forced to take a break, w wee steemit holiday to put it mildly. But I enjoy my time on here, speaking my truth and sharing myself with you all. It is quiet an intimate thing to do really. I have never been into social media before, because I did not want to be advertising myself online, but all that changed the day Steemit came into my life.
So much has happened in the last year that I have been on here and having this blog has helped me to process a lot of crazy stuff that has come into my life. I love how I sit down in front of this screen with lots of things in my head, lots of questions left unanswered, wanting to share and then by the end of my post I have mostly answered those questions myself. By creating the space I needed to lay everything out, I have given myself the time and head space I need to think clearly. So yes even though I should probably wait until my Resource Credits have fully recovered, I just can't seem to keep away from this one very important creative outlet in my life.
It is hard of course when there is very little or no interaction, but that is to be expected as things balance out on here. So today, I went about my day as usual with my 3 girls. We are in the middle of harvesting the almond nuts on the land, it is taking a little while as some of the trees are big and hang over the track. So today I was up the tree using my bamboo sticks to knock the nuts down, with a net on our side of the fence and my 2 eldest girls on the other side trying to collect the nuts before they got driven over.
I must admit that I do like to climb trees, there is a certain freedom to be had when you are up there looking down on the world below you. It brings me back to my childhood and the freedom I always felt outside, being wild. And then there is the feel of the tree that you climb, the exchange of energy. Almond trees are really nice to climb, their branches are real nice and strong and very inviting if I may say so myself. I have quite a few extra scratches today on my legs and arms, but I do always feel quite invigorated doing jobs like this. So those scratches are ones I am proud to wear.
I know there are many on here, who get to experience that feeling of fulfilment working on the land, being outside, sun on your body, wind in your hair, dirt under your nails. It is times like this that I really feel alive, happy and so very lucky to have my 3 girls working alongside with me. I know that they will have a real healthy relationship with the food that they eat. These almonds are for our milk and to make almond butter. Something my 2 eldest both know how to make. If there is one thing I want for my girls, it is an appreciation for the land that they live on, a natural appreciation that leads to them naturally finding ways to honour that relationship. Because we have no health, if we do not have a healthy earth. It is so important for everyone to realize, that what we need to thrive in this world, needs to come from a healthy earth . Something that so many of us see as being very simple to understand, yet there are twice as many, even more, who do not make that connection.
It's funny I had something completely different in my head when I started this post, something I wanted to get off my chest. But as is the way when we surround to the flow of writing, what came out is more important and I daresay probably nicer to read too. I hope all you lovely people are having a wonderful Friday.
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