Summer Plans

I am back home from Soulodge Medicine Gathering in Redmond, OR. It was, on so many levels, transformational. There are many photos that I am sifting through. Look for an in depth post later this week.

I did manage to spend a lot of time alone, just myself and my thoughts. It was a week of working through some feelings and fears. It was a was a time of focus and decision making. It was rest, rejuvenation, and it went a lot faster that I wanted it to.

I will get back to this subject, I promise . . .

In other news . . . A text exchange with a friend (who is back to blogging) got me thinking about my plans for summer. School is officially out and sweet child o'mine is on the hunt for a part time job. She has applied at a few grocery stores and one shop at the mall. She is also driving. She has her learner's permit so either Zak or I have to sit with her while she drives . . . and I have to say, she's doing great. We've had a few frightening moments as I'm sure happens to all new drivers, but overall, she is confident and attentive behind the wheel.

Our summer will be low-key. We will stay close to home so that Ang can work and continue to learn to drive. We will of course go to the beach, the city, and we have a special family trip planned for Acadia National Park in Maine.

I'm most looking forward to being home, working in my house and garden, and spending time with my family. I've been feeling unsettled for reasons I'm still trying to feel out. Home is what I need.

What are your plans for summer?

As a photographer, Bella Cirovic is curator and keeper of life's most sacred moments. Her clients have said she has a way of capturing them in instances of magic and whimsy and that her steadying presence helps them feel at home in their skin.


She witnesses stories while living her own healing adventure. Bella's photography and video work have been featured in magazines, print, books, and documentary films, including 2017 Manhattan Film Festival pick, Bright Lights by Jen Lee.

An impassioned lover of nature, Bella works with earth and plant medicine for  purposes of deep soul examination, sacred ritual, and ceremony. From this passion her enchantment​ with perfume blending was born. She now offers her handmade talismans and treasures in the form of anointing oils, elixirs, space cleansing mists, and oil concentrates in her soulful online boutique. She considers herself a light bringer, a companion for the journey who adds a playful and trusting energy to the circles she is invited to or a part of.

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