Hello! It’s been a minute, no?
I am happy to put my fingertips to keyboard and be back in communication with y’all. How have you been? Please drop me a line (so reminiscent of paper and pen) to let me know, I am truly interested.
If I were to encapsulate the past six months, I’d say that it was like a mountain range—full of peaks and valleys that were a combination of exciting, fun, challenging, heartwarming, and heartbreaking. At this moment in time, I feel ready to use my foundation, recent learning, and experiences to move in a few new directions.
What about you?
We’re past the habitual conversations of January about setting intentions, making resolutions, etc.. Honestly, I don’t mean to belittle such practices. Yet, I believe that every day is a new day with the potential to make changes. We can decide when and how often we need to check in with ourselves to step into dreaming big, charting a new course, or engaging in course correction.
What surfaces for me is grounded in my conscious understanding that my life/our lives are finite, creating a bittersweet tension and desire to search for the good, beauty, joy, and what’s possible every day. My North Star is a belief in being in connection with others. This awareness leads me to:
- be grateful—for even the cold, grey, cloudy, ache-y days
- engage consciously with family, friends, and colleagues—who do I want to be and how do I want to interact in this moment in time
- look at all my work and play with new eyes/actively choose where I will devote my precious time—letting go of what no longer serves me and picking up new and exciting endeavors
- practice self-care daily—meditate, create art, read/listen/learn, and keep strong boundaries
Where are you at this moment in time?
What is your North Star—your values or guiding principle(s) that facilitate easier decision-making about the direction of your life and all you do?
I can’t wait to create more of what I desire in my life and in the world… I hope the same is true for you.
More to follow…