Wow, it's been quite a year!
I have blitzed through my personal barriers and fears around singing in public and documented the process here on the blog, it has been an adventure but worth every minute.
In other HUGE news I married The Man of the House this month!
On our eleventh anniversary with a small group of loved ones.
In the dress of my dreams created by the amazing Lisa Slabskyj.
Intimate and special and relaxed and an absolutely amazing, beautiful day!
Here is a little selfie I took at the end of the day, super happy.
It is a great feeling when you cross some dreams and goals off your list.
It is a great feeling and also a little strange, perhaps even unusual. I guess it is human nature to ask what it is next....and when I can't really think of anything right now...it is strange indeed! I do have a few little ideas of course, but nothing jumping out at me for now.
So, I'll take my own advice and CELEBRATE this amazing year in this blog post and also by picking up my wedding photos this weekend, woohoo, can't wait!
As for a specific focus for the future, if anything, I decided to get quiet and ask my heart.
What would I really like to do/be/experience next?
The image that came to mind?
An image of my two bright and beautiful kids with my arms around them....then the man of the house with his arms around us.
What does this mean? I think it means to continue putting our own little family unit first, as best as we can, from moment to moment.
The second thing I feel when I see the image in my mind's eye is gratitude.
What with all that is going on in the world right now, gratitude is so important. I have it so good. I am safe. I am loved. I have shelter and food and fresh water and health...more than many others have, I am very aware.
I feel soooo grateful for the two little people in my life that drive me absolute bonkers, who teach me everyday, who push my buttons and who I love so much!
I am grateful for the amazing man who I now call my husband! (Who incidentally isn't a huge social media fan, let alone blogging, so he gets a very small wrap on here ;-)
Alongside that, I am so grateful for the delightful, necessary, little pockets of solitude that I have purposely carved out in my life so I can feel more like myself and therefore give more joyously to my loved ones and to causes that touch my heart.
I can do that!
I am blessed indeed.