Find Shapes in the Clouds

Finding shapes in the clouds was one of my favorite things to do when I was little. It’s something that I don’t take time to do anymore. It’s hard to slow down sometimes. My biggest struggle is that as a self-employed entrepreneur I’m always working. I always have something I can be doing and if I’m not in the studio, I’m working on my computer or phone.

It became apparent to me that this was a problem when my son made a comment about how I was always on my phone or computer. I knew he was right. I made a promise to myself that I would put the technology away when he was home from school in the evenings. My time would be quality time with him.

One of his favorite things to do is jump on the trampoline. I love the trampoline too because it completely wears him out. However, I have quit jumping on the trampoline. It seems my back wants to go into complete spasm after jumping for awhile. Its not use to being jolted around like that.

I found a nice compromise. I set a hammock up in the back yard. I put it near the trampoline so I could watch him. Most of the time this is enough for him; just having me present. While he played and jumped, I kicked off my shoes, laid in the hammock and watched the clouds. I found a dragon breathing fire and various other objects. At one point my son even jumped in the hammock with me and we pointed out shapes together. Sometimes the smallest things can make a whole world of difference.



About strokeofred

I am from Kansas and I have traveled all over the world. I am an artist, and I have a business brain. I love skirts and tennis shoes. I like to get dirty and ride motorcycles. I am sensitive and I can be mean. I love nature, and believe in protecting it. I love to laugh, and feel better after a good cry. I can be stubborn and impatient. I am constantly growing. I am open and free. I look to be inspired and love to inspire. I play guitar and secretly want to play drums. I have a puppy that brings me great joy. I love hugs, cuddling, holding hands...and wrestling. I love the mountains and the beach. I have to make a pilgrimage to the ocean at least twice a year to balance myself. I believe in balance in all things. Traveling is a passion, and meeting interesting people from all over the world is the perk! I have small town values, and big city dreams. I love beer, hate wine. I believe that what you put out comes back. I believe and live by the belief of treating others like you want to be treated. I enjoy stimulating conversation, and a good sense of humor. Caffeine is my drug of choice, and coffee over chess or good conversation is my luxury. I am strong but sometimes feel small. I strive to be my authentic me.
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