Thursday, May 17, 2012

Learning to Breathe


I have followed Heather's blog for several years now. She remains a favorite of mine because her content is beautifully succinct and full of depth all at once. This coming Monday her 30 Day Vegan course will begin. 

At first I thought the timing for my participation was all wrong. We're weeks away from wrapping up Second Grade. The littlest has decided to exit her second year of life with a bang (or rather a piercing scream). One of my very favorite people on the planet is returning from Argentina in fifteen days after being away for nearly two years; we have a bit of catching up to do. Can you see why throwing 30 Day Vegan into the mix might feel a bit counter intuitive?

But something kept nudging me to register. It occurred to me that maybe placing some of my energy in a direction other than homeschooling and two-year old's would actually be life-giving in this otherwise harried season. And so I did it this afternoon - somewhere between grammar and fractions. It still felt ambitious but also somehow calming. 

And then she invited me in. While the course doesn't actually start until Monday, Heather provided us with the most gracious, rich and encouraging welcome. The recipes look amazing, the tone so hospitable. 

I have little intention of turning my household into vegans in the next 30 days - or really ever for that matter. Instead, I think this course will allow me to breathe in ways I haven't in a while. I'll keep you posted on how things go. 

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5 comments:

  1. So excited, I am signed up too!!! I hear you about wanting to put your focus elsewhere, my sweet (newly) three year old has me running in circles, both literally and figuratively :) I hope you enjoy the vegan workshop...eating this way has truly been one of the best things for our family.

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  2. So great Sirica! We will have to compare notes over the next month and beyond.

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  3. I'm excited to see how this one goes for you. I like her blog too. I have spent the past few months contemplating the whole 'vegan' thing. I hope it goes well for you and you don't spaz out with everything else going on!!!

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  4. Thanks Heather. Definitely aiming to not spaz out.

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  5. OOO, I am thinking of doing it...

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