So here we are… time to release the website into the wild, open it up for public consumption, and see if it can take off and become all of the things I hope for it to be. But I do know that no matter what happens on this journey, I will indeed learn some things… I absolutely always do, often in spite of myself!
This choice of days is of no mistake… this auspicious day is also the anniversary of my birth. With today marking one of those milestones that makes you stop and take a look around at the landscape of your life… how far you’ve come, how far you have yet to go, what you’ve gratefully let go of, what you’ve missed out on, and what you have yet to find. This one seems to be of a particularly dizzying height for me. As I write that, I am reminded of a line from a song…
There I am in younger days, star gazing
Painting picture perfect maps of how my life and love would be
Not counting the unmarked paths of misdirection
My compass, faith in love’s perfection
I missed ten million miles of road I should have seen
Those ten million miles of road I should have seen? Well, they have been amazing! Much like the picture above, taken in southern Spain while I was going through a magnitude of changes, the climb was challenging, the company fantastic and funny, and the views indescribable. Those miles have allowed me to see the world, experience adventures that I never dreamed of, open my heart and my being to people and places and ideas that have changed me. Those miles have brought me to this place, to this moment, to the woman that I have become, to the woman that I am. But I am far from done… and that is what this site, this community is all about.
We are all on a journey… some consciously, some very much “un.” My hope, my dream, is that this becomes a place where we can find fellow travelers… people that perhaps have spent time on the road we are on and maybe can point out the possible pitfalls, mile-markers, and those scenic views and “not to be missed” places…. Let’s share our stories of the road, those miles of diversion that we never meant to take, but learned so much from, and what we learned… those moments when we once again wake-up to possibilities we’d never seen before, about who we are and what our lives can be… the directions back to our path when we fall off, and even a hand up when needed… where we’ve come from, where we hope to go, all the changes that happen in between… We are all just walking each other home.
One last note about the site… like me, it is still evolving. Many things are planned and in the works, but it just needed to pushed out into the open now… So take a look, let me know what you think, and check back… there’s so much more to come!