Last week I nervously boarded a plane, by myself, for an adventure.
A journey that I wasn't sure I could do. I wondered until the moment I turned away from the car and my family at the airport if I had it in me. Hence, the lack of letting you all know where I would be. I wasn't sure myself.
I met with a small group of lovely women and spent loads of time writing, brainstorming, laughing and being present in the "right now".
It really is beyond words and even now I'm unsure of all the aspects that will inevitably filter into my life. Traveling away from my family to "just be me" was more challenging than I thought.
The baby, whom I'd yet to leave, was home with the big daddy. She was nurtured, cared for and fed from the stores of milk I left behind and she had a fantastic time.
It all worked out. exhale.
Now I'm home, having had a relaxing Sunday, and I'm attempting to gather all that I learned this past week.
I've learned that it's important to have time for ourselves. Time to think, listen, and just be. There were moments initially when I didn't quite know what to do without someone else to tend to.
"You mean it's only about me for these few days?" wow.
So, by day two I'd settled in. I became inspired. I rushed out of the shower, practically wrapped in a towel, to write down an idea I didn't want to lose with much laughter from my new friends.
I learned that I need time out in nature. This I have known, but it was even more apparent as the days went on. Time to breathe the fresh air. Put my feet in the sand and walk through the beauty of mother nature.
Ideas abound. My spirit calms. I feel more sure of my balance point.
No matter what, it's there if I look.
This inspiration and adventure was an incredibly thoughful birthday gift from the Big Daddy. Time to put down on paper all that I've been talking to him about for years. He gave me the gift of time. Grateful doesn't even begin to describe it.
Even as I write this I find it hard to believe. I was focused, inspired and now I'm ready to embark on another type of adventure.
I even made new friends. Found crazy similiaritites with my roomie. Laughed and discovered a new understanding of "what I want in this moment". I uncovered, please excuse my "cheesball-ness", a bit more of "me".
Finally I learned, as I endured an epic travel day home--with unpredictable weather and cancelled flights, that flexibility is important. Patience a virtue. Humor crucial.
I will need these on my journey.
The path, that was a mystery before I left, all turned out okay. Memories were made. Plans created. My family there to welcome me home.
It all worked out. exhale.
I feel that this will be one of those moments I look back on as, "The moment when I honored my wishes and made steps toward making them a reality."
Isn't that what we all want?
Are you making your wishes a reality today?