Sometimes I feel like the luckiest girl alive. As I look around my new life I feel the need to declare my gratitude, to lay the foundation for this fresh start, to create the space for an even more abundant future.
I knew my travels would bring closure, healing and offered the perfect way to step forward. (See post) I had read enough to at least hope for some Aha moments as I walked the Camino and I was beyond excited to reconnect with long-lost friends and cousins. And what an amazing time I had.
I spent the last 8 weeks traveling and in that time I –
- saw all but two of my first cousins and many of the next generation
- met siblings for the first time and grew my family – quite a feat for an almost 50 year old!
- caught up with school friends I had not seen for over 30 years and time melted away
- spent two weeks talking Spanish and my brain was happy and challenged
- realized that sometimes success may not be pretty but it can be achieved one painful step at a time
- returned to the Seattle area, excited for the first time in years by the prospect of living here
It has taken me almost a week to recover from jetlag; today is the first day I have woken with an urge to step forward and I love it. I am certain this blog (and my life) will move in unexpected directions in the coming months and I look forward to sharing with you the joys and challenges of our new farm/country life.
This beautiful ‘lollipop’ tree greeted me on my arrival to our new home and it captures how I feel – full of joy and bursting at the seams with happiness.