Bags packed, checked in, cleared security, and got a front row seat to watch our ride pull in to the gate. Traveling the world has been a lifelong passion of mine, and I drink up each and every experience. I love it! There is always another place to explore, a new horizon to expand.
Today I’m setting off for a new adventure- Norway! Whaaaat?!
Live the Life You Love! Explore & Expand, Embrace & Enrich… DO the things that excite you, that fulfill you, that scare you, that challenge you.
How is this first week of 2017 treating you so far? Iso love the fresh-start energy of this time of year. Making plans for the year ahead, scheduling vacations, dreaming big-ass dreams… that’s my jam. I’ve got a clean slate and endless possibilities!
Maybe you’re easing back in to your office routine, or getting started on some new projects, or just maintaining the status quo. Whatever it is, I wish you well- and I encourage you to plan 1 fun thing for the year ahead. It can be anything! A party, a weekend getaway, an exotic adventure, or even reservations for a fancy restaurant… anything.
Now imagine one fun thing you want to do, and then BOOK IT. Mark it on your calendar, put down a deposit, whatever- just set it in motion. Eee! I’m excited just thinking about it, and I don’t even know what you’re going to do! Ha!
I know what I’m planning though, and I’m wasting no time. Day 1 of the new year, my sweetheart and I booked a cruise to Norway and the fjords with some great friends. Day 2, we secured our airfare and hotel in London. So in less than 4 months, I’ve got a fantastic adventure waiting for me!
It’s your life, and you deserve to be delighted by it.
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WARNING: This post contains SO MANY EXCLAMATION POINTS!
This week I’ve been focusing on loving my adventurous spirit and letting her out to play a bit more. I chose this focus because at the end of this week… I am leaving for a special adventure with my Love, and fulfilling my life-long dream of going on a CARIBBEAN CRUISE!
I will see snippets of some of the most beautiful places on earth!
I will enjoy incredible food!
I will dress up all fancy-schmancy (at least twice!)
I will experience amazing natural highs while interacting with stingrays, zip-lining at crazy-fast speeds, and more!
I will experience different cultures, albeit somewhat sanitized and tourist-friendly versions! The majority of my world travel up to this point has been humanitarian based, and I’ve loved it, but I am also (finally!) OK with allowing myself to enjoy something different without feeling guilty. Which leads me to…
I will allow myself to enjoy luxury! This is huge because it’s not something I’ve ever felt comfortable with.
It’s all extra-exciting for me because not only do I get to do something I’ve absolutely always wanted to do, but I get to share the adventure with the love of my life and some great friends too! I. Can. Not. WAIT!
Let YOUR spirit of adventure out to play and see where it takes you. Life’s short, get out and LIVE IT!
In launching The Blessings Butterfly, I initially set out to write a simple book of affirmations, meditations, blessings and encouragements that would express to the people I love the most just how much they mean to me. I chose words and thoughts and themes that would empower the handful of people I had hoped would read it. Beautifully, in the process, I came to discover a new sense of love and acceptance and joy and freedom within myself. The blessings became circular, as they poured out of my heart and flowed over me and came back to me, in a perfect loop. Each Mantra unlocked a profound healing lesson as I explored layers within myself that were still carrying wounds, scars, and brokenness.
This is the culmination of all the blessings, and in reading them together, out loud, I feel a sense of empowerment knowing that I am complete.
I AM LOVED. I AM GRATEFUL. I AM STRONG. I AM A GOOD PERSON. I AM HEALTHY & I AM WHOLE. I AM KIND TO MYSELF. I AM PATIENT. I AM GENEROUS. I AM FUN. I AM ADVENTUROUS. I BELIEVE IN MYSELF. I AM TRULY BEAUTIFUL. I AM WORTHY & DESERVING OF GOOD THINGS. I CHOOSE JOY. I AM COMPASSIONATE. I AM WISE. I AM POWERFUL. I FORGIVE YOU. I MAKE AMENDS. I CREATE GREAT MEMORIES. I AM CREATIVE. I SEE BEAUTY ALL AROUND ME. I AM SAFE & SECURE. I AM COURAGEOUS. I AM GOOD AT WHAT I DO. I AM ALWAYS LEARNING. I AM SUCCESSFUL. I AM WEALTHY. I AM HONEST. I AM FREE.
When I work 1:1 with my private clients, these are the lessons that we address together. This is the framework for my holistic healing work, and my offering to the world.
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Last week, I got to ride in a Tesla. My (lucky!) boyfriend even got to drive it! Not only is it a beautiful car inside and out, there is an insane burst of power from the instant acceleration. It feels incredible, much like what I imagine Superman feels when he launches skyward.
I am ALWAYS up for a new adventure! Whether it is going on an exotic vacation, or trying out a new restaurant, or challenging myself physically and facing a fear- I’m in. To conquer my fear of heights, I started doing some of my “bucket list” adventures while I was in my thirties. I started with rock climbing, then parasailing, then a zip-line, then skydiving. I still want to do a high-ropes course (I’ve done a low one) and I am looking forward to doing a massive zip-line tour in the Caribbean later this year. It’s more than just adding cool stamps to my passport, or making my Facebook profile more interesting, or having another you-will-not-believe-what-happened story to share; although those are all good.
I used to think that my desire for adventure was because I got bored so easily, but now I don’t think that’s really the issue. It’s not at all about boredom. More and more, I’m realizing that there is just so much about this world and its citizens that I want to experience. Especially the more days I get to spend on this planet, the more I want to go, to see, to do. I want to taste and touch and smell and breathe and laugh and scream and stand in awe. I want to live my life fully, without holding back. I want to be the free-spirited bohemian pixie angel warrior goddess badass that gives up my last breath after I’ve done everything I ever wanted to, and not one damn second before. And why not?
Yesterday I left you with a challenge to get one thing from your bucket list scheduled onto your calendar.
So— what is your one thing that you’re looking forward to now? It’s YOUR life. Live it baby!
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