Sunday, February 28, 2010

Winter Tracks

Have you ever gotten a little bit off track with something? That’s how I felt this past weekend. I felt a little nervous and a little sad. I let anxiety get the best of me, and I got off course from a path I have been steadying myself on for a handful of months now.

I wrestled with my emotions and they tugged back on my heart.

I got all worked up… only to feel a little let down.

It’s difficult to describe but…I felt ashamed.

By mid-morning on Saturday, I walked outside to explore the yard under the fresh blanket of snow that swept the east coast earlier in the week.

Everything was still.

Everything was quiet.

A calmness wrapped itself around the property and over me.

I discovered a track of animal footprints leading from our back patio, across the yard, leading underneath the weeping cherry tree at the front of the yard. I ducked underneath the tree and discovered a circular indentation in the snow. Sure enough, some little critter made a snow fort for itself during the height of the storm. Was it an opossum? A raccoon? Whatever it was, it made me happy to think about it sitting calmly underneath the tree, watching the snow swirl about. It's track was so clear.

I welcome Monday. It’s a new week and if needed, I hope it brings calmness and clarity to each of you too.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

The Beginning

This is my first official post on Big Moon Sky; it's taken me about three months to dive into the process.  I suppose I should begin with introductions and a bit of background. I grew up in Connecticut, and after attending college in the great state of Delaware, I moved to New York and have been living and working in public relations for five years now. Recently, I moved back home to Connecticut with my parents in the house I grew up in. 

I was apprehensive. 

Isn't it funny how life trips you up a bit from time to time? Never in a thousand years did I see myself packing up and moving back home with mom & dad. Nor did I see myself back on old Metro North, living the commuter's life. 

I felt a little confused. 

Sometimes, I suppose, you have to take a step back, or do something you maybe didn't see coming, in order to get back on track. Big Moon Sky will be cataloguing my journey now that I am home and beginning my next adventures! 

I'm happy and relieved to report that I am just tickled pink being back at home. 

This blog's namesake means nothing; I just liked the way it sounded and the visual it conjured up! I have been reading loads of blogs lately, and have my favorites among my daily reads.  Some of them are truly little pebbles of joy I feel like I have stumbled upon and collected during my internet wanderings. I thought, hey- I can do this too. 

I'm so happy friends, that you'll be joining me for my storytelling.