100 sails

1:18:15 sunrise

I am so happy to be sitting here in this space writing to you. I have thought of this blog often in the last several weeks, and of the many women that I have met yet haven’t met, thanks to the blogosphere. The many women and men who pour their hearts and words out and bring light to others by doing so. How grateful I am for each of them. As I think about what I want to write and share with you, I must say that change has arrived on a ship with 100 sails, and with it the call to act, to light fires and no longer rest in the cracked bellows of stagnation.

For years I have turned motherhood over and over in my hands until it has tumbled smooth like stone. Gratefully, I know this role will never end, not really. But I have turned another corner in motherhood and I can say with all sincerity that there is now room for something more. I have given my all to my family. I am a better mother. I am a better wife. I am a better friend. I am a better human being. And most importantly, I am not finished, far from it.

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In the last several months, I have spent time thinking and dreaming about what comes next. I have been in this zone before, yet something feels different. Maybe it’s the remarkable women I’ve been spending time with online and off. Maybe it’s the intentions I’ve set just a few weeks ago, taking the time to write exactly what I want and how I am going to get there. Maybe it’s been certain events that have called me to action, to perhaps get my OT license back, or get certified as a dance instructor, and to write my heart out and share it with strangers everywhere. Maybe I’m just getting older and there is no better time than now to take more risks.

The bottom line is the earth beneath my feet is shifting, the soil is ripe for planting, and I have more courage than I have had in years. I have no other recourse than to utilize this energy and give it back, give it back with all I have.

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“We can only appreciate the miracle of a sunrise if we have waited in the darkness.”~ unknown

I am obsessed with sunrises. They bring beauty, hope, energy, inspiration and a new painted canvas every morning. For just those few minutes, the sunrise is my silent meditation, and facing east I make my intentions to begin fresh and new, with faith and gratitude for that moment and the next.

January is nearly over and it was my springboard, so let it begin.
Won’t you join me? What are your intentions this year?

Much love to you
xoxo

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Passionate mama of 2 and a wife. I write, dance, and create whenever I can.

8 Comments Leave a comment

  1. I know the feeling. The earth moving and shifting beneath the feet. I too wish to set sail in another direction. I just don’t know where. Due to this, my anxiety has arisen from deep within and into my chest. These past few days have been uncomfortable. My family continues to ask me what is my next plan. How can I not be nervous with no plan at all? I have ideas, yet which way do I set sail? For job, living environment, friends, etc. I guess I should be grateful that I have the means to choose which way to go, while others do not. Yet, I still remain nervous. Hopefully when spring comes (I have to wait till April in South Korea), I will have clarity, and get out of this winter blues fuck. I hope for your inspiration burns bright each and every morning as you shift your sails to anew. 🙂

    • Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. I love the name of your blog by the way . I wish you the same kind of inspiration and I encourage you to keep writing, your true self comes out with the words that scribble across the page and screen. Answers emerge and we find our true potential. Hugs to you new friend.
      xoxo

  2. Stunning photos, impassioned words. Sunrises are such the epitome of living in the moment. It takes all of a few minutes to transition from darkness to light. And yet, if we remain in the moment, those few minutes feel like an eternity.

    Your eloquent and heartfelt words are certainly inspiration in each of our sails. You have a gift that you are able to convey through your words – pure emotion, connection, and energy that fuels the soul. Thank you for sharing and may all your intentions in the near future become reality 😉

    • You are always so kind and generous with your compliments Dave, thank you for that :-). Your words carry as much if not more…XOXO

  3. wonderful! i have seen your inwardness and slowing down, and sensed your mulling over, recognised it as i came from an introverted 2014 myself. and have sat by the sidelines, just being here, ready for your fire-starting.
    sail, sail, sail… this friend cheers and supports and listens and encourages as you need. x

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