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Gratitude Journal Post 17: Home

down the road she goes

Continuing on with the November gratitude journal-its day 17 already and I’m so happy to be doing the exercise. I’m surprised at the depth of emerging feelings.  As usual, ideas are abundant. I don’t have a problem with gathering snippets.  Doing a self directed project such as a daily blogpost is helping in other aspects of life and my other writing. The GJ also coincides with  participation in a daily meditation program Desire and Destiny with Deepak Chopra and Oprah Winfrey. It’s perfect companion tool for self discipline.

I am grateful for our home, for this box in the desert. Our house is more of a studio and our projects are always out. Since Jesse and I are both artist types this works for us. The house is simple and functional. We were very lucky to find it. The location is near a nature preserve. We have converted completely to solar power and am over the top proud of my commitment. This is the first house I have ever owned. I’ll do whatever it takes to be able to continue to enjoy this awesome privilege. I never ever take it for granted.  I love staying home.

Day trips or short jaunts suit me just fine. Once I get out on the road I enjoy the long hours and new sights. Maybe one day I’ll be a long distance traveler-but truly–down on the farm’ is the place I’d most rather be. Back to writing.

candy cactus

Journal prompt: How would you describe your home or current living arrangement? Do you love the idea of putting a lot of energy into your living space? Do you feel secure? Would you rather travel or spend time at home? Have you moved around often?

Above photos: Top is the country road near our home. The wild pig was a one time visitor. She showed up in our back yard with her babies. No, we do not encourage them or feed them, so please don’t get your knickers in a knot.  We opened the gate and away she went. Second photo: cactus blooms. Copyright © 2013 art, photos, and text by Susan E. Rowland


I'm writing. I haven't been on my blog much, so please forgive the lack of updates. I'm doing art. My life is dedicated to any cause that helps the planet and is good for children and other living beings. Don't get me started on politics because it won't be pretty. Humor helps. Check y'all later.

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