Whether shopping in New Hope, PA, or trolling the beaches of NJ, or just taking a neighborhood stroll, the thing to remember is to enjoy the moment. I’ve been so wrapped up in keeping up, that I wasn’t enjoying what I was doing, reading, posting, etc. I’m here when I’m here. I’ve figured out that ‘breathing’ is essential to living in the moment. I’m not ignoring you. I SWEAR. I’ll get there when I get there, and when I do I will ‘like’, no I will LOVE you, but til then I’ll take the road less traveled and breathe.
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Sounds good to me, Gem . I’ve been in Poland all week and hardly missed it. Let’s get a life! (is that sacrilege? ) xx
I’m with you, kid. I really love blogging. But there are times I will spend 4 hours a day commenting and blogging and reading and… Too much.
“breathe” sounds just the thing to me, Gem, absolutely just the thing >>> go for it >>> enjoy the moment, and trying Being, as opposed to always Doing Doing Doing ….
And I like all these pictures, but am absolutely knocked flat by the middle one … oh that’s naughty! … stop it I like it!!! … 🙂 …. can I be your publicist? …
Anytime. Nobody else is stepping up to the plate! 😉 Their loss.
Breathing and finding balance is the elusive secret to happiness. Do what’s fun and what’s necessary. Just let the rest of it happen. Or not.
You are always positively, absolutely correct! That’s why I hang with you. I have learned the art of ‘deleting’ from you. As much as it pains me. ❤️😉
Yes, keep breathing. Life neither begins nor ends with the Internet.
So true, Allan. Thanks.
Good for you, Gemma. Blogging should be a pleasant pastime and not a compulsory imposition. Nice to see you when we see you. What a pretty wreath! 🙂 xx
You know what I’m saying, ad. And thanks. 👍❤️
I like all your choices. Although I blog every day, I’ve cut back on some of the online things I’ve been doing. Between my still-fairly-new part time job and wanting to spend time outside (plus reading and taking care of the house and yard), I have plenty to do. And my husband enjoys having some part of my day as well. 🙂 Hurrah for real life.
Seems we all got wrapped up in it. I do love it but, then there’s life. Interfering with it all. LOL
Thanks, Janet. Be seeing you around…😉
there always comes times when you have to step and focus just focus on her needs and the space where you just need to breathe, understand completely 🙂
And you have the best place for taking a deep breath! ❤️😉
You read my mind. I will be entering a similar post soon! I have so much going on right now – something has to give! And, I also am not enjoying just “being” when I feel like I am always thinking about what still has to get done. Afterall, didn’t Jesus say we should be more like Mary, less like Martha? 😉
I LOVE your photos today. The beach photo and the wreath photo are my faves.
“Mary has chosen the best part” Luke 10:42
The Lord can’t be wrong!
Thanks for havin’ my back, Sue. Breathe…
I am trying! If ever I would get a tattoo, that scripture should be it. I’ll settle for it in a frame on my desk tho. 🙂
I thoroughly agree Gemma … nothing worse than piling on the pressure .. Enjoy whatever comes along and seek out those *you moments … re jig and then plunge in when it suits YOU x Love the wreath picture … a very welcoming gate -)
Not giving up. Just settling down. 😉👍
Be seeing you…
These are great photos for this week’s theme. That first shot the building looks too short for real people. 🙂
I know. Right? I couldn’t figure it out. Enjoy the weekend, Cee. 😍
I know where you are coming from Gemma…BTW love the new look of the blog and look forward to seeing you here when the urge strikes.
Same here, Jo. Be well. Have fun. And thanks. ❤️
I hear you Gemma… I have been struggling with blogging, or the absence of my blogging, for months now. And too much time spent on the laptop. I really want to be outside clicking my camera and that is where I will be… when it stops raining. Love the beach shot and the WOOD gate! What is the little building with the daffies growing next to it?
That building is s mystery wrapped in an enigma. LOL. I have no clue. Blog when you can. I’ll be there. 😉❤️
It seems we all feel the same Gemma. Finding moderation is the key, but hard to find. A bit of this and a bit of that but what ever it is ENJOY and live in the moment…
Learning that lesson. The world has gotten to frantic for me. You too ‘pal’ ❤️
Good for you Gemma! If it isn’t fun….what’s the point?
I enjoy seeing you around and will keep an eye out for you…but it isn’t enjoyable for any of us if we feel pressured to “create”
Hugs my friend!
By the way….I really like the beach photo!
Thanks, Tree ❤️
I love the diversity in the three paths – and it tied in so nicely with your words and love this “I’m here when I’m here.” truth to that! word up. Ha – just kidding – but you are spot on with drawing nice boundaries because for long term being in the game we have to keep things enjoyable (as you note) and I think too often folks need to pause and let their blog breathe a bit – guess it depends on the blogger, but a blogging pathway is not robotic and not the same for all. so you enjoy yourself G – and see you when we see you
I’ve done the unforgiveable and nominated you for a challenge! It just hit me over the head, mid-typing, that I wanted to see you do this one. But I know that it’s not going to happen, Gem. You were just in my head (a silly place to be! 🙂 ) Big hugs from your daft buddy! https://restlessjo.wordpress.com/2015/05/20/5-photos-5-stories/
Sorry, Jo. Thanks for thinking of me. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Was thinking of you this morning 🙂 Hope all’s good. Lots of hugs back 🙂
Fine, Jo. Thanks. ❤️
I’ll see you when I see you 😉
I touched keyboards very briefly with Jo Bryant this morning, and returning her visit, I knew you would be there. 🙂 🙂 Just wanted to say hi old buddy, and hope that all’s well in your world. If not all, most of! Love to Jeff 🙂
Ups and downs, Jo. I think of you (and blogging) often, but I just don’t have it in me right now. Thanks for the visit. ❤️❤️❤️
I hope you’re doing well. Walking? Traveling? Blogging? Whatever. Have fun. 😍
All of those, darlin’. Take care of yourself. Good to hear from you 🙂 🙂
Well said Gemma! Sometimes we give so much that we forget that we have to take time for ourselves and just enjoy every moment and not worry about anything. 😀
Take time, do what makes you happy and respond when you can or when you feel like it.
It’s always great visiting your lovely blog and you have such a great way of looking at everything. I admire that very much. Your photos are always stunning and so fun. I enjoy that. 😀
THe first shot – and I have to ask. Is that a house, a little house or something like a garden shed? LOL! I am totally intrigued. It’s so adorable!
See you when I see you darling. Blogging should be fun, not something we feel we have to do. Take care of yourself. 😀 x♥
Happy Thanksgiving, Gemma. Miss you. 🙂
Thank you, ad. Same to you. I think of you (and some others) often. Enjoy through to the end of year and beyond. 😍
Thinking of you Gemma . Sending you Christmas and new year good wishes xx
Thanks for the greetings, poppy. I hope your Christmas was a joyful one. Have a fabulous new year. Be well. xx
Just want to wish you a very happy new year, Gemma. I think of you quite often, and hope all is well with you and your family. *hugs*
Happy New Year, ad. I emailed you. ❤️
Hi Gemma! Long time no see, how are you? How’s your family? Hope all is good, I missed my blogging friends 🙂 🙂 🙂
Hope you’re having a great summer, Gemma. Miss you. ❤ xx
Summer is going well, ad. Trying desperately to sell our house in NJ so we can move to South Carolina but it’s not Happened yet. I just keep a positive vibe flowing about it and say a few prayers. Thanks for thinking of me. Hope you’re well. Enjoy the rest of the summer. 😍 My best, Gemma
Fingers crossed for you with the house sale. We’re still busy with our renovations. I may even have a kitchen in a couple of weeks. 🙂
Thanks. Good luck you too. 👍🏼😍