Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Sustaining one's intentions. That's where the challenge lies.
I've wrapped up my fourth round of intentionally focusing on what I love. This time it was world travel/multiculturalism/love of language. More or less. You can read more about the first three topics: art, wine, all things French here, here and here.
This time felt a little more rushed, less focused, harder to get clear about.
I did my rituals: created an altar on the subject, made a collage, painted an art journal page, and added a new plant in my garden...
Yet somehow I still feel it's all so vague and that I didn't give it my best effort.
Staying present and showing up again and again for the long haul has tripped me up a bit. Good to know this about myself. I love new projects, new plans, new lists. Seeing something through to the end is challenging, but good for me. Stretches me in new ways. (This is hardly a long term project, 10 weeks... but humor me, ok?)
But here's what I know. I love meeting people from other places, other cultures, who speak other languages. I feel like my life becomes infinitely richer every time my brain expands when it sees the world through a different cultural lens. The nuances of language intrigue me. That you can express a feeling, or idea, or sentiment, in one word that takes paragraphs sometimes to explain in another language is fascinating to me. There are so many different ways to see this reality we call life!
I also know that I've renewed my passport. It went through a very long, empty dry spell, and is patiently waiting for me to get my priorities sorted and straightened out so we can embark on some new adventures. (France is looking good for the end of the year, just saying.)
Well, actually. That's about it.
I've even put off this blog post for a couple days because I felt like I had nothing to say.
I still kinda feel that way.
But showing up to the page, as they say, is what I wanted to do.
So I'm here.
And that, my friends, is enough.
I'm excited to see how I can make this part of me a bigger part of me in the months and years ahead. I can tell some fabulous travels are going to be part of it.