Life isn’t a well planned out plot that we meticulously play out. It’s a mosaic of moments, splendidly imperfect and gloriously messy.
Finding myself in the midst of a story unfolding feels equally risky and hopeful. I don’t know the long-term plan yet. But I do know the very next step, So that is where I start. I’m practicing the Art of Not Having It Figured Out.
I wanted to share the framework that I use to help me look back and look ahead. It’s not really a formula for a New Year’s Resolution, but some open-ended questions to get you thinking. I hope it is a catalyst to help you claim more abundance in your life.
What if our need to be understood actually keeps us from being known?
My default setting is to be agreeable. But this past week, my patterns of privileged complacency and fear-based silence were exposed. I was reminded that the world doesn’t need an Agreeable Allie. It does need a Wholehearted Allie.
We all have our moments of coming face to face with our smallness. But everything—our happiness, our ability to make good work, our wholeness depends on how we respond to these doubts.
I’ve just spent the last two weeks exploring the Pacific Northwest. I had been in California for most of September and early October. This morning, I will cross the border into Canada. The plan is to housesit for the next month, exploring Vancouver and building my new career as a freelance writer. Sometimes the surreality of … Continue reading Is Life an Adventure…Or a Quest?
The places I didn’t intend to end up were just as beautiful as the places that were on the list.
“Living life to the fullest” isn’t a label you receive once you’ve got things all figured out. It’s what happens in the midst of daily choosing to be intentional and diligent and brave in the small things. In other words, wholehearted.
I’m learning that the true solitude partners well with moments of true connection. And traveling alone really isn’t all that weird.