Sunday Scribblings #220: Birth

In honour of a brand new wee one, the prompt this week is: birth. You can go as literal or as metaphoric as you wish. What do you need to/want to give birth to? What has been born through you? What new beginning are you responsible for?
Since I'm back to writing and blogging more frequently, I felt it was a good start to get back to the Sunday Scribblings I participated in with my "Jayne Says" blog (which, by the way, will slowly be incorporated here, as I take a few minutes now and again to move the posts over.)

And the prompt this week is timely for me. I'm, in a very real way, giving birth to some new things in my life. (A baby is not one of them.) I'm finally creating a home and space that I love and feel relaxed in. I'm finally feeling as if I'm coming into my own at work, at home, and in my very soul. I'm beginning things internally and externally that feel beautiful. My thesaurus suggested "actualizing" as a synonym for "beginning." I like it. Doesn't that sound MUCH more deliberate and focused and just plain intentional?

I've moved into this wonderful 1940s home, with wood floors and all the original hardware. My little world of the apartment felt so damn temporary. This feels established; it feels real. But I guess houses are supposed to feel this way.

Just moving into this house birthed a new beginning for me. I breathe easier, I sleep easier, and I feel empowered here. I'm feeling the need to write again, and feeling the need to revel in my completeness. Does that make sense? The completeness bit?

See, forever ago it seems, R and I talked about how God doesn't put us here on earth incomplete. Therefore no one but ourselves and God is responsible for completing us. I firmly believe that, but just now finally feel it. I finally believe in and feel my own completeness. It's fabulous. It's unbelievably wonderful.

And it wasn't nearly as messy as actually giving birth, though the moving truly, truly sucked. *grin*


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9 Response to "Sunday Scribblings #220: Birth"

  1. keithsramblings says:
    Jun 19, 2010, 5:39:00 PM

    Wishing you every happiness in your new life!

  2. Marinela Reka says:
    Jun 19, 2010, 5:51:00 PM

    Good luck :)
    Short Poems

  3. Kelstahz says:
    Jun 19, 2010, 7:00:00 PM

    Best of luck to you!
    There are lots of blogs on here that document people's homemaking: from empty house--fully designed and furnished home. I'm in the market, and I looove browsing through all those design blogs!

  4. Julie Jordan Scott says:
    Jun 19, 2010, 8:49:00 PM

    Yes, yes, yes. New beginnings are like giving birth in so many ways... actualizing. Actualizing... like that!

    My house was built in 1939. I love it so!

    Read my Sunday Scribble here.

  5. Greyscale Territory says:
    Jun 19, 2010, 10:41:00 PM

    You sound so thrilled about breathing new life in old worlds (house)! It is exhilerating once the initial traumas of moving subside! Interesting piece of writing!

  6. gs batty says:
    Jun 20, 2010, 1:07:00 AM

    glad to be a witness to a new birth. hope the wood floors do not squeak when yor are trying to write. Mine do but I'm sure it's my house groaning at my poetry.

  7. linda may says:
    Jun 20, 2010, 2:27:00 AM

    Your new home sounds wonderful, good luck with its re-birthing.

  8. oldegg says:
    Jun 20, 2010, 2:43:00 AM

    I think that at every move you are filled with such potential energy that you can achieve anything you want too. Except move again. Those are the words I have always said on every move "Never again"

  9. Understanding Alice says:
    Jun 20, 2010, 1:30:00 PM

    a home, not just a house - always worth the effort of birthing

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