With a new year in front of us and 365 days to write a brand new story I have chosen another word to tuck into my pocket and carry around with me this year. In 2014 my word was BUILD. As I reflect back on all that has happened I can see from a vantage point how deeply that word showed up in my life day after day.
The only way to build something is to show up day after day
A finished masterpiece does not occur with the wave of a magic wand. It takes time to put each piece together and figure out your next steps. You must show up and do the work. It will not always be easy, and there will be times that you will fall off course but little by little it will come together and you will be amazed and delighted at your progress.
One of the biggest lessons I learned this year was --- show up, just show up.
When you show up you are able to build the most amazing things like a stronger body, a thriving mind, a creative spirit, deeper friendships, and memories that last a lifetime. You will be able to do things you never thought you could like run a marathon and teach a class at SQUAM. You will feel your life coming together one moment at a time.
For 2015 the word that spoke most to me is CONNECTION.
Connection to me feels and looks like:
- Deep soulful conversations with friends
- Hand holding and long walks
- Love and understanding
- Community to create alongside with
- Time spent together
- Deep belly laughter
- Digging below the surface to what truly makes your heart sing
- Nature and fresh air
- The ocean
For 2015 I am inviting more connection into my life. Opening up my hands and my heart to the possibility of what that may be. I am ready to dig deeper and throw open the door of my heart.