I had the day to myself today, and I totally needed it.
All my days are so structured. Work, school drop-off and pick-up, after-school activity chauffeuring, then there’s the groceries, odd jobs and appointments, cleaning, cooking, washing… 🤯
So when I dropped off baby girl at school today, I was honestly a little lost. I had a decent to-do list, but I was awaiting a tradie to come and give us a quote, but didn’t know what time he’d be over, so I literally started driving… with no clear place to go.
Slowly, a plan formed. I would get some presents I needed to get while in the area…
But of course, the places I needed to look at weren’t open yet, so…
I found my feet leading me down the Main Street. I kinda knew where I was headed, before I KNEW where I was headed, if you know what I mean. 😆
Within 10 minutes, I had an egg and bacon toastie, a coffee, and I was sitting in front of this view:
I spent a good half hour there, eating, drinking, watching. Breathing too, that is important.
I love my town. I love it most when it is quiet actually. It’s often hard to imagine it as still as it was this morning, especially if you see it come peak period on hot days and over Summer.
But after school drop-off, you know there are only locals around. A handful of people walking their dogs on the beach, a few I exchanged good mornings with. A massive sea bird flew low over the water, its huge wings flapping slowly and deliberately, but with great strength.
It was all so grey, but so peaceful. It was beautiful.
These are the things I love to be still for, to witness.
I still got to do all my jobs, but in this short span of time that occupied the morning, I loved the freedom of letting my feet do the decision-making, of letting it lead me to where it needed to go. 🙏💖