Those strange words came to me through visioning in the early months of 2014.
2014 was a year that began like many other years, but was absolutely full of shifting, transformation and movement.
Visioning is the intuitive process of cutting out pictures and words that you are drawn to and sticking them on paper. I was introduced to this process by my mentor and guide Hannah Marcotti. And when Hannah tells you to get some magazines, cut things out of them and to use your glue stick, you just do it.
My visioning from the past year predicted/anticipated my year of movement and change. And my visioning labeled me the creator & guide and told me to walk my own path.
I released a jewelry business that was successful, but not bringing me joy (and when I released this....I created space for so much new)
I ate my first oyster (so scary to me!!!! but I am officially addicted now)
I began to lean into mystery and questions and the unknown
I got really clear on how I want to feel in my everyday life (and found magic all around me)
I got tattoo number 2 (there will be more!)
I went to the Outer Banks with my family....our first LONG road trip (we all survived)
I went on a retreat in September on a lake in Maine with a group of amazing women. I came home with cheeks that hurt from so much laughter and soul connections that I didn't know I needed.
And right now, I am creating a job that I love, that honors my gifts and that will nourish me, as well as nourish the women I am working with. More details on that job launch after the new year.
Oh and so much more......This was the year of my YES.
Happiest of holidays to you all! I'm taking next week off from writing to be with my family.
Hope to see you back here in the New Year.
So much love,
We are moment hunters.
Firmly grounded in the present.
Walking through our days
in search of memories and smells and tastes
of times past.
Photos remind us of
explosive laughter and joy.
The sunset guides us into the truth of tomorrow.
Hues of pink and orange and blue.
In the morning, we begin again.
With these memories held in our hearts and the anticipation of new moments to savor on the horizon.
Right now, I'm a bit obsessed with making bone broth.
It makes me feel like Laura Ingalls Wilder.
It is slow and mindful process. It takes time. But the end result is delicious and beautiful and nourishing. The kitchen fills up with with this amazing earthy aroma of broth....if you get too close to the stove, you may end up with a chicken steam facial.
Sometimes I buy a whole chicken with the sole purpose of roasting the bones to make broth. We eat the chicken too, but my secret intention is really about creating the broth.
I usually add onion and carrots and lots of garlic. And then just boil away. I use the broth as a base for meals (like chicken and dumplings or potpie) or as a soup starter. It is so delicious.
Creating broth is a decision that feels good for my body and for my family. And the me of the future is always reminding the me of now to put some in the freezer for a time when I will need it down the road. I love it when she does that :)