Space to Write

Something about these cold, rainy days makes me love to listen to Priscilla Ahn. :) Isn’t she delightful? Anyway, I’ve had her Space to Write in my mind for days.

In our family, most everything is shared, and we love it that way. There is rarely a sense of “that’s mine,” which has brought me much peace as a mother. But lately, I have also noticed a need for something individual once in a while…namely, space. Everyone needs their own space, just once in a while, to create in the way that they need to.

We’re all different. Some of us, like two of my lovely friends (Nicole and Tara), love to sew and create and blow others simply away by the beauty of their creations. Though I wish I had that gift, right now in my life, I have others that I work on, like my yoga, among other things. I have my own little spaces that I work on that creating and dreaming…like my yoga mat and my computer.

Lately, as my little ones have started to express themselves more and more through yoga, my heart has sung. I know what it can do for them. They have all tried to share the floor or take turns with my extra mat, but they have needed their own little “space to write” their own little yoga story.

“Space” now exists for each of them. Last week, we made them each their own mats, just the right size to fit a little body on, and just right to fit all four + mom’s mat into our small living room.

It is amazing what this “space” has given them! Yoga time is so much better, and I can see them reaching and creating further than they ever tried before. It has been amazing to watch. :)

5 Responses

  1. Nicole

    that was well written. i loved it. space–i'm actually listening to that singer of whom i've never heard of before and now love. and you think i'm creative…. you made yoga mats for your girls!!!! call me any evening after 8pm my time. i'd love that.

    September 23, 2009 at 10:09 pm

  2. Chantile

    That's exactly how I've been feeling lately, too! Ty's felt it too–yesterday we both had work off (yes, to play Halo 3:ODST :O) lol), and in the middle of the game, Ty looked around and decided that we needed a change in the living room. So we ended up moving EVERYTHING around, in an effort to re-use and re-invent the space. It's so much better now–I can do yoga in the living room instead of the bedroom, and won't be in in his way, and the computers have their own spot (right next to each other, aww!), while the couch has its own place. It's amazing the way the mood of the room has changed.Also listening to Priscilla lately… for me it's been "Rain." :) Mmm. Love it. So glad you like her, too! :) She's lovely.

    September 24, 2009 at 3:09 am

  3. Jessie Mae

    :) I would love to have a space…

    September 24, 2009 at 3:42 am

  4. Jason

    Oh Ann the girls are so big! I can't get over how they've grown, time goes by so fast it almost makes me sad. The boys turn 7 yesterday scary.

    October 2, 2009 at 4:40 am

  5. Tara and Dan

    Oh, I love their little yoga poses!!! Such a great idea to get them their own mats :)PS- thanks for the praise, but we all know who the "real" talented one is… ;)

    October 5, 2009 at 6:41 am

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