Sometimes in life you may think you need a change. You may feel you got tired of what you have and seek to find excitement in something new. You want a new adventure; to explore new paths. You set out on your journey only to realise that what you really needed was the comfort and warmth of the familiar.
You know, when you buy a new outfit for work and you're all excited about it, feeling more sophisticated and important when you wear it, about to conquer the world... But when you get back home you can't wait to put on your cotton jammies and unwind. Because this is really who you are.
Lately, I've been longing to do something new, to be someplace new... I sometimes feel there are chains holding me back and I can't break free. I can't quite explain it. The truth is, I don't really want any big changes in my life. And the funny thing is, at the end of the day, there's nothing more comforting than knowing that my family are all safe under one roof and that I can always grab a book or my crochet when everyone else is fast asleep and really feel like...well, home. And that is fulfilling. And soothing. And reassuring.
I guess I'm not much of an explorer in any other way than in such circumstances where I know there's always a nest to go back to - physically, mentally and most of all emotionally.
I don't know if this makes any sense to you, but here I am, back in my comfort zone, with my love of the simple things, in a space I (and some of you) know well.
So coffee and cake it is. And shells and showers in the summer, bells through the school year and flowers all year round.