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Enjoy the Moment

Note: Julia Thomson is a blogger at Home on 129 Acres where she writes about her adventures of country living and DIY renovating. She writes regularly for That Mutt.

Every morning for the last week of August, I was waiting for a pink sunrise. Finally, on the last day of the month, a slight smudge of dusky pink tinged the sky.

Baxter and I walked out to our biggest field. As we got to the centre, he sat down, content to just sniff the morning. I took my cue from him and stood and watched the sunrise.

As I did, I felt surrounded by peace and beauty. I was filled with gratitude for being able to experience and appreciate this moment.

This moment was especially important to me as the end of August marked my last day at my job—my dependable, stable, responsible day job.

As of the beginning of September, I am a full-time freelance writer. This has been something that I’ve been thinking about doing for a long time. To take the plunge is exciting, scary, daunting, joyous and a whole bunch of other emotions.

Starting my last day surrounded by the peace and beauty of the farm made me feel very good about my choice and excited by what the future holds.

As much as I don’t enjoy getting up early to walk the dog, without him, I would have had no reason to be standing in the middle of the field at dawn. I’m grateful that I got to have this experience and that he sat down the way he did. He reminds me to savour the moments, live in the present and enjoy life.


Keith Amdur

Friday 22nd of September 2017

Morning is the best time for a dog walk.Emma Lou and I get up a 5 am and start walking.Now we take a short truck ride to the hills.All the critters are out in the morning, it`s beautiful.I wish my clients got up early to take more dogs but that is ok, it is our time and Emma Lou loves it that way.


Friday 22nd of September 2017

The pictures say so much. I have a few of those perfect moments with my dogs from time to time. Priceless.

Ana @ HappyJRT

Friday 22nd of September 2017

Congratulations! I wish you all the luck!

I'm sure that you'll have great success with such great four legged collaborator by your side.

Beth Scott

Thursday 14th of September 2017

I agree! Our dogs teach us so many "real" lessons about life, and what is important!


Monday 11th of September 2017

Good luck! Enjoy your next adventure! It will be better with Baxter along for the ride. (It's always better with a good dog.)

Julia at Home on 129 Acres

Monday 11th of September 2017

I agree! Spending everyday with my furry secretary is definitely one of the perks of working at home... although I'm not sure he's really earning his paycheque. There's been lots of snoring and sunbathing so far.