What a sh*tty place we've found ourselves in.
So what do I do with being at home (with Crusoe)
All I know is that I "need"
connection to people
limit exposure to mainstream media
down time - personal space to process what is happening and to check in with myself
a way of giving, helping
a physical space that I feel good in and that in itself inspires attention to care and creativity
access to stories
access to fresh produce
a rhythm to my days and weeks (structure/routine)
A strategy in place for Crusoe in case something happens to me (gotta face these things)
Each morning I feel like Crusoe and I are settling in better. What works, what doesn't. So I take my time getting up - deal with the cats, put the kettle on, deal with the cats (they have such a prissy routine!), put on the laundry, make a cuppa.
I am still address all of these things, daily. I'm still learning what they mean for me. But being on Spark and getting onto some structured challenges - that has REALLY helped me get out of my rut. THANK YOU SPARK!
I totally acknowledge the privileged place I hold, living where I do, with access to all this and more (we have public healthcare and social welfare and a state govt who is proactive and transparent). Not perfect by any means, but trying their best.
And I also acknowledge those of you who are struggling in a difficult, even harmful environment, for whatever reason. I can't imagine the stress. If you can reach out, do. We are here. We see you. Find local support in your area - it will be there. If you can't reach out, just know you are in our hearts. We are here. We see you.
A little more about me:
In Western tradition we are almost at mid autumn, here in Melbourne. But in our aboriginal seasons - the ones I adhere to more, we are entering into Gwangal Moronn - the Season of the Honey Bees. It is the season when the earth starts to cool down. In Melbourne and surrounds, there are seven annual seasons alongside two non-annual seasons: flood and fire seasons. I love this season. Well most of them haha.
This is a pic from my back window. Not the prettiest back yard lol - but can you see the 2 veg gardens set up to go on the left (have just put in seeds) and another bed to put in when I can get some soil (Live in a clay area). The bush at the back is a little urban conservation park. Not a magnificent rainforest, but, I still feel lucky!