If I had a dime for every time I’ve thought, ”Here goes nothing” in the past year…I’d have at least a dollar. :) It’s a freeing thought that has saved me from many possible regrets.
However, I’ve definitely been feeling the need to slow my roll with changes these past few months. It was only September when Dave and I more seriously got the itch to try our luck at selling our home in North Huntington. Only 4 months later, we’re settled on a farm in Somerset, I’ve changed jobs in a few big ways, and we’re deep into renovations on our cozy cabin in the woods in Ligonier. It’s been lovely and thrilling, terrifying and difficult all at once. I know that we will soon look back on this time with fondness and a sense of nostalgia, but it really is a mental and emotional roller-coaster.
Thankfully, my biggest challenge right now is excitement and anticipation for the future.
But I find that excitement and anticipation are just as distracting as worry and dread.
I’m not going to punish myself for feeling pumped about the culmination of my dreams. Excitement is natural right now. But I can and will continue to work hard at listening to my mind, body, and spirit, staying present with gratitude as much as possible. Even gratitude for the future is grounding because it’s a way to set intention. And there is always so much to look forward to, if you’re looking.
I’m looking forward to teaching again and learning more from my students and mentors. I’m looking forward to exploring new woods and parks, spending lots of time in nature throughout all 4 seasons. I’m looking forward to designing an absolute DREAM home and yoga space. I’m looking forward to living close to the earth, surrounded by nature and water. I’m looking forward to traveling and meeting new like and unlike-minded friends, students, and mentors to include in my tribe. And with all of those things in mind, I’m really looking forward to diving into some nature-based coaching this week with my favorite coach, Amy Camp of Cycle Forward. (I highly recommend her if you need to organize your life, goals, business, dreams…etc)
My future is wide open in every way. So is yours. If there’s one thing I’ve learned in the past year, it’s that there is always an abundance of choices and feeling stuck is only ever a mental state.