Today is Thomas and my three year wedding anniversary and we are celebrating in our traditional ways. We like to have lunch at a garden we've never been to before, go out to pho for dinner and maybe go see a movie if we like what's playing. I woke up this morning to a new plant for our house, this time a money tree for good luck and fresh air. There was also a homemade card with my favorite little comic characters by Fukari on it. Mostly we are just grateful to get to spend the day together, but I do feel delightful being given surprises! If you haven’t already noticed, Thomas and I are quite fond of one another so everything else is a extra special bonus.
I was planning on telling you all that I'm still not working on any projects, but then two nights ago I realized that how I live my life is a continuous project. I eat a menu exclusively comprised of recipes I invented, I have systems in my home that came into being in a similar fashion and in general I am realizing that no one taught me how to live like this. I think my life is my work and as an applied anthropologist that actually makes a lot of sense. I'm so happy to have a supportive husband and community that appreciates me. I feel inspired to keep going.
Here are some of my weekly staple recipes, I plan to publish more to my website soon -
I am still waiting to work on our next home, whether that is a full on Sapient House production or simply a small space for me and T, until after Thomas gets hired to a new job. His leg is taking longer to heal than we anticipated and we might have to push back his return date to bus driving another week or so again. At this point he's applied to about 40 jobs and is in the interview process for a few of those. I am confident that everything will work out in the right way at the right time, we just don’t know what that looks like exactly. I’m oddly okay with that!
About a week ago I was having a really strong day and I created a small Facebook chat comprised of a few of my health focused friends to help me on my journey. It has been helpful to have a safe forum to talk on as I navigate the sometimes extreme ups and downs that can come on any given day. I'm trying to not get ahead of myself and just focus on the basics - rest, nutrition, hydration, movement and breathing. It's amazing what can happen when you put first things first or so I've heard (and am starting to see). I'm trying to keep my home and body in order before I put much more into anything else. Way easier said than done, but to help focus I have uploaded a few vlogs since my last update. I'm really glad that I'm doing them because I think they document my progress well.
Here are my last three vlogs -
I am ready for the next chapter in my life to begin and I'm truly pleased that I've had so much time to get to this point and feel this way. I know there will be challenges coming from every direction, but I feel strong and I have the best life partner. More later, I hope you are well!
Love + Light
My name is Rebecca Elizabeth Webber and I am a practicing anthropologist working to show humans how to achieve their sustainability goals.