Busy with writing (a girl working on a Youngzine essay all weekend, and her mama helping),
busy with music (a boy having a gig this Saturday plus classes and combos through the week),
busy with art (water colouring every day, and art class tomorrow),
busy with more writing (running two writers workshops this week, on back-to-back days),
busy with drama (a new homeschool drama workshop starting tomorrow, run by me and two very cool teenagers!),
busy with tennis lessons (starting back up again because the kids asked and asked),
busy with homeschool groups (going to two now, with such lovely people),
busy with special workshops (like driving two and a half hours this Friday to do a picture book workshop with one of my favourite writers and illustrators, Tohby Riddle. Weee!),
busy with cooking (yummy dinners made by my husband or I every night),
busy with cleaning (wow, I sure make a mess when I cook)
busy with sorting (finishing up a really full-on house reorganise), and
busy with circus (juggling class tomorrow and the beginning of a new adventure for my boy: an advanced circus class on Saturday!).
we're busy with cuddles
busy with dog pats
and cat-belly kisses
busy with talking (about worries and ideas and plans and joy)
busy with being together and
busy with doing things we love.
Busy with not worrying.
Busy with letting Busy be nothing more than
lots of activities that we seek to do and truly enjoy.
Busy with letting go emotionally,
of things that are hard or
the things I can't control.
Busy not doing some things, even though they sound fun!
Busy realising it's okay to say No,
and to create boundaries.
to how things might turn out.
Busy with noticing how calm I feel
Busy observing how worry and fear hardly have a hold on me,
instead they scurry along beside me wondering why I don't pick them up any more.
Busy today is different
from the Busy I used to know.
When the Busy could overwhelm and bring me down.
Now, it hasn't the power.
Now, I don't give it the power.
Busy is simply a word.
And Busy can be so beautiful.