As we were going for our nightly post dinner pre bath time/bedtime stroll, I began some serious reflection. I came to the conclusion, I am loving being me right now. So many times in my life I have looked up to other people and tried to be them.
Doesn't quite work.
But tonight, I realized that though some of the things I do are actually ideas I get from other women, I am not trying to be anyone else right now. I wouldn't want to anyway.
I have also decided evening walks are the best. Especially if you need to get to know your surroundings.
This neighborhood rocks. Seriously. I am greeted by so many people working in their yards. Elderly couples sit in their front yard on lawn chairs and watch the evening wan away. Smiles and good will abound. I haven't known a neighborhood like that since I was a kid.
Again, I have got to find a house in this area when we return this house to its owner.
Sometimes stepping out my front door I feel like Dorothy stepping out of her house into the colorful Munchkin Land, only I step into 1950. Beautiful lawns, huge trees, and the flowers. I love looking at the flowers on my nightly stroll. I love closing my eyes and smelling the bushes, and freshly cut grass and the barbecues.