...and as each individual spark was lit, I slowly began to see this collective glow growing brighter and brighter. Dark and lonely nights are an important part of life, but there's something so unbelievably stunning about a group of empowered, brave souls lighting up the nighttime sky with their empowered and radiant truths. I am the luckiest. // TODAY is registration day for Awakening the Spark, the online class I lead @thedefineschool -- if you are called to wake up the creative passion locked inside, and you will totally know it if you are, I promise I cannot wait to welcome you to our incredible tribe. I cannot wait to meet you. 🔥// www.thedefineschool.com
my phone is about to die in three seconds an I feel like Kanye that time when he jumped on the mic all crazy and blurted out how Beyonce is the greatest of all time, but, I have to get this out into the atmosphere so it doesn't take up anymore space in my lungs. This trip is not what I thought. It is nothing like I expected or hoped. This journey has brought up every issue I have been ignoring and distracting myself from and then some. All the shadows, all the fears, all the leftover stuff from when I was like three and a half years old. Yup. All. Of. It. And some days I want to pack it all up and get on the next flight to somewhere where I don't have to do it anymore. Some days, I am so tired of being brave and untethered and I just want to buy my vegetables from someone who knows my name again or not be terrified that the water I am brushing my teeth with has deadly worms in it. But, and here's the part I have to set free, there's them. These two. These magical, incredible, beyond beautiful human beings. Someday they will be grown ups. And that's why I keep going. Someday they will be grown ups. That's why the plane tickets don't get purchased. Because I get to spend my days stuffed into a 25 foot closet with the most miraculous people I have ever met, and one day I won't, and that is everything to me. Even when they are sitting in the grass at Disney World arguing because he won't let her pick his nose. All of it. Every single second. Them.
belly freckle & juice box
I am comforted by life's stability, by earth's unchangeableness. What is new is only new to us. // Pearl S. Buck
A stillness comes, and the new, which no one knows, stands in the midst of it and is silent.
We stand in the middle of a transition where we cannot remain standing... And that is necessary. -Rilke