My first TV appearance. I was so terrified that I would make a mess of the interview. The beginning of so many beginnings.
I could not have imagined then, where life would take us over the next 5 years.
As I am finding some quiet time to reflect. I am deeply humbled by the gifts along the journey. All of which came through new beginnings.
5 years ago, I didn’t know we’d be moving to Colorado, Carmel, Southern California and back to Colorado. Each time we moved, I settled into our new home with excitement and committed to creating a new home for my family. About the time I felt rested, we were called to move. Health challenges, floods, business opportunities, and finally love of family and community all moved us along.
I didn’t know 5 years ago that my husband would be diagnosed with terminal heart disease at 56. After spending months going through the diagnosis, multiple surgeries and recovery, we are learning to live this final chapter together. It is a new way of being present knowing we are on a limited timeline and I feel like I am learning to be brave in a whole new way.
I didn’t know 5 years ago that I would be invited to work in Africa, South America, and Asia. As I traveled to distant lands, often alone, I wasn’t really scared, but I was always in unknown environments.
Each day, because I was out of my comfort zone, I experienced life in a different way. By being fully present, I was gifted with incredible insights from people who live without television, telephones, social media, or any type of technology as we know it. \Their simple ways of relating, sharing and serving one another redefined for me what it is to be truly human.
As I sit here in the mountains, beginning yet again, I realize I am being given another chance to reconnect with what matters. I
believe the journey of life is filled with self discovery, but it is only rewarding when shared with others.
Today I ask myself how I might be of more service to others. How I might be more human.
Literally the best part of this adventure has been the community of friends that I have been gifted with over the last 5 years. I find the way our lives have intersected to be truly magical.
Thank you for being in my life and for believing in me when I didn’t always know how to believe in myself.
A dear friend told me yesterday, “Your instincts are always right”
My instincts have brought me back to retreating for now, but I know that I won’t be quiet for long.
If there is any way I may be of service to you as a friend, please don’t hesitate to ask.
I look forward to being with you again in person soon.