Looking back at my first post for this blog when I first started to develop this website a year and a half ago I am amazed at how time flies. As you can see I haven't made any posts in between and it has in fact taken me a year and a half and a month long holiday in Bali to realise this website. While I lounge on the daybed of my fantastic rental in Bali I am acutely aware of the busyness of my life and that of many others. While doing pretty much absolutely nothing (except building this website, reading trashy novels, playing cards with my kids and eating fresh papaya) this past month, I have been reflecting on my life and its overwhelming complexity. Bali and long holidays anywhere tend to remind us that life needs to be and should be simpler. The sparseness of our villa and easiness to clean, the lack of jobs and things to do have forced me to slow down and be okay with doing nothing.
I know that when I return to Oz things will start speeding up again. I'll be in the kitchen madly making, dehydrators full tilt, nuts and seeds fermenting away. Labels and packaging will litter the benches, boxes cluttering the floor. School routines will start again, lunches, pickups, homework. Dinner decisions, appointments, dishes, vacuuming. Getting to work on time, walk the dog. It goes on and on. But I will remember this time and the ease of nothing to do and try very very hard to find that place within and remember to breathe.
Cressida is a busy doing pretty much everything. Mother, partner, worker, small business owner. Passionate about food as medicine and creating optimal health and healing through making and eating yummy real food.