Daniel and I got to spend four glorious days in Melbourne and we were reminded that parents are humans, too. Not long after I announced my book deal (release date is set for February, 2015) and posed the question: should we move? Little did I know that change was already occurring within and whilst my winter posts were few and far between (although I did enjoy writing this and this) it was on the first day of spring that I shared our wonderful news.
Now, as we settle into our new home and I embark on the third trimester, I feel incredibly grateful for the year that was. It wasn't always smooth sailing but I have learned the importance of letting go of resistance and having faith in what will be.
Christmas has been beautiful so far - with good intentions and a wonky tree we are all set for a week of simple celebrations.
I want to thank you, dear readers, for your constant support of Practising Simplicity. I realise that it's an honour and a privilege (and a fair bit of work, too) to earn a living from blogging but the simple fact of the matter is, I wouldn't be able to do it without you. I wholeheartedly value your role in this space and I hope you'll return in 2015. What to expect? A few posts on pregnancy and baby essentials (from a less is more perspective), 10 things to declutter for the New Year, room tours of our new home and The 52 Project (complete with a guide on photography, editing and filing your photos).
And then, of course, there will be the inevitable slowing down as we patiently await the first signs of labour and the imminent arrival of baby.
May your Christmas be merry and bright. May you indulge in a feast made with love and may you surround yourself with those you hold dear. Savour the opportunity to observe and just be and in doing so, immerse yourself in the beauty of togetherness.