I am blessed to call many creative inspiring women friends and Sara Duckett is no exception. Sara has an eye for beauty and an incredible graphic design esthetic. However, I think that if I were to ask her what “job” she loves most, she would, without hesitation say being a mom. I know that Sara values those simple moments and takes the time to stop and enjoy them when they appear.
There are days that go by where the monotony of my routine and boring old
responsibilities eat away at my motivation. Working from home, and even
worse, working at a computer can be tiresome and often lonely. Most days I
don’t even get out of my pajamas until evening when my husband comes home
from work and I finally decide to soak in a bath, only to re-dress in
clean set of pajamas. The routine has me acting and feeling a bit like a
recluse most days.
Then there are the fleeting moments of joy weaving in and out of my day
that remind me of what makes it all worth while.
My son, Finn. As I type this, he is a few footsteps away, and he is
laughing. Experiencing the world and all it has to offer must be so
amusing at nine months old. He laughs. All. Day. Long. He giggles at his
toys, he chuckles at the dog, he belly laughs when the cat walks by. The
gust of wind when we step outside literally takes his breath away.
Watching him learn, experience joy, and marvel at the most ordinary of
objects gives me the most fulfilling joy I have ever known. My heart
swells with love for the tiny boy that has blessed my life so completely.
I can’t even remember my life without him.
Flowers. It sounds silly, but the cheapest, most simple of bouquets from
the local grocer can brighten my home and mood like you couldn’t imagine.
They just make me happy. The smell. The color. The cheerful, fresh and
beautiful way they evoke a sense of life in an otherwise drab room. Simple
bouquets of a single type of flower from Trader Joes are my favorite.
Music. Whenever I feel my soul needs replenishing, I go for a drive. I
blast my girly, folksy, mostly acoustic music and sing my heart out.
You can visit Sara at her beautiful website~