uprooting and [re]planting + introducing the summer camp version of Hopscotch Chronicles ★

image from The Garden Awakening by Mary Reynolds

I resist uprooting because, well, I am wildly optimistic. I see possible value in almost anything and everything … And yet, I also believe:

Whenever there’s something in your life that sucks, you are at least partially responsible. It’s no one else’s fault that you feel like shit. … This is your life, and you’re in control of it. So, it’s time to get clear about the role you’re playing in the suckiness. -Gala Darling

And yet I know uprooting is often the only way to get clear of toxic or infertile soil.

I know that pruning and uprooting plants in my wild gardens is beneficial for strong, healthy growth — just as it is for my personal and professional endeavors.

image from The Garden Awakening by Mary Reynolds

This past year has been a season of great change in my personal life. Uprooting [release; making space; adapting] has been the common theme.

My beloved Rocket Man (aka my husband) opted for early retirement last June. That meant I took on a “suite mate” in my home office. I have loved having him home but it effected the energy and focus I had regarding my goals for Right Brain Planner® — and that reality altered my timeline a bit for projects I had planned.

Everything is an opportunity.

Beginning today (the Day One after the full moon) — through the New Moon (May 25) — I decided it was time for some pruning as well as some [re]planting.

I decided it was time to collect my wandery words and fairy tales and remind myself that my art is my guide; that collaged words and jots of thought compiled in the midst of my routines empower me, leading to meaningful progress.

When we peer deeply into each moment, we can see what that moment was designed to allow us to express. –Neale Donald Walsch

The way to maintain one’s connection to the wild is to ask yourself what it is that you want. -Clarissa Pinkola Estés

One of the new themed-courses I have been wanting to host is a summer camp of sorts. I have played with ideas for three years now.


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Braveheart, I believe art heals — and that art is as simple as abiding outdoors with the morning sky or jotting lists or having a favorite color. I created Right Brain Planner® because I needed a "planner" that offered space but didn't trigger my daily expectations. I needed a planner that was a journal — a place to creatively document my {living} + collect my blurts and random collage. Perhaps you are in need of the same? If so, I hope you will join me via our shared online connections. ♥