My family! From babies to grandparents, I share my life with my entire family and it is really awesome!
"What matters" is kind of a big way to have started this out, come to think of it. There are so many things. I will start at the center and work toward the periphery.
So... health, happiness, gratitude, abundance, striving, education, free-thinking, thinking at all, creative expression, mind expansion, possibilities, opportunities, yes, they are sort of ... theoretical ideas and concepts, but they are still important to me.
On the more practical side, what matters to me is manifesting my ideals and philosophies in my life. Being creative in all that I do - from cooking to childcare - (which requires tons of creativity!!) as well as more typically artistic realms. (If you don't think parenting is an art, you don't have children.) Natural parenting. Homebirth. Salutogenic health (as opposed to pathogenic health). Astrology. Organic Gardening - Organic Living. Green living. Sustainability. STRAWBALE BUILDINGS! I am so totally going to build my straw bale house someday!!! Education! Knowledge. Wisdom. The key to the castle, in short.
I am just trying to keep my eyes open and pay attention to the wonder of the world around me, rather than floating through my life half asleep like so many others I observe.
It must be much easier to not really care or be concerned about anything more than the superficial material distractions so widely available to all of us today.
Alas, care I must - and so here I find myself on this lovely website with high hopes of making a difference and meeting others with similar interests and instincts to persevere!