for the last several years, like many others, i have chosen a word to guide my year. it's like setting a clear intention for a direction i wish to navigate my life, but it's gentler feeling (to me) than coming up with resolutions.
i have held this year's word close to my heart so far. getting to know what she means to me exactly and the shifts i hope she reminds me to acknowledge as the year unfolds. it kinda felt right to share her here now as she has been whispering in my ear for several months. ...expand...
and by this i mean: expand my heart, my creativity, my thinking, my experiences, my journey with fitness and health, my evolution as a human being. to live with full intent and bring that awareness, that mindfulness, into the very ordinary and mundane parts of my day. we are becoming friends, this small but powerful word and i. i am learning to appreciate all in my life that can feel expansive and full. i am starting to see this attribute in various ways from my lens to my pencil and brush. i hold her close each time i step onto my mat and have felt her encourage me to bring this further.
to encourage and gently remind me of her presence and possibility, i wear her close, grounded with a shell from my beloved spot, the sea.