The words of others will always be a source of entertainment and inspiration, but it's crucial to step away to allow my own ideas and voice to emerge. I will write freely, for myself - journals, scraps - and for this space (weekly). I will also create music in our home again. The piano will be tuned by the end of January.
There is a part of me longing to uproot and live on the road; perhaps this will happen one day, but I have fallen in love with where I have chosen to be right now. Our home, full of simplicity and lacking serious "design" elements, offers an anchor. I enjoy caring for it and caring for us within its walls. Our home is sacred, and I'm ashamed to say I didn't always feel this way. It felt unfinished and inferior to the styled homes I saw online. Its value isn't measured by knick knacks and wall hangings though; the space between these things is where meaning is created. What is cherished most is the non-stuff: the fostering of simple rituals, making time for conversation, and creating space for connection.
I don't have to live out my air stream dream to attain the same inner needs of excitement and new experiences. I will savor Flagstaff, supporting its roots and exploring local offerings. There is much left uncovered right outside my door: new trails, new flavors, new routes... I will get outside often and escape to the desert. I will take road trips with Dave. I will truly prioritize my passions into my days, cultivating time on the mat and on the rock. I will start my days outside, even if only with a brisk walk to greet the day.
This year I will take initiative and take some chances. I will continue my eternal pursuit to lay claim to the title "expert"...but I will also share what I know and have applied to my own health and life.