There have been plenty of them. Some encouraging, others challenging, many written in a worn journal. A few handwritten in notes sent to far away places.
And then there are the others. Those still simmering. Boiling just below the surface, threatening to appear at any moment. They are tangled. Messy. Words that were not ready to be spoken or written out into the world.
It can be a struggle of what to share and how to share it. But there's freedom in the spoken. There is healing and power that comes from giving life to our thoughts and desires. In the revealing, our words come alive.
So here's what I want you to know today. A few words that have finally surfaced.
Last year was wild. Adventurous. Unexpected. Nourishing. Difficult. Memorable.
I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease last fall. It's nothing short of an autoimmune nightmare. By taking a natural approach to treatment, including whole foods, acupuncture, herbal supplements and essential oils, I have seen much improvement. But if I'm being honest, there's fear in the unknown, the future.
I revamped and reopened my fine art photography business in August. The day after I added new work to my website, I had orders coming in. There has been consistent interest and opportunities for further growth with the business. It's exciting but has left me feeling all kinds of vulnerable.
My first round of schooling is wrapping up. Soon I'll be a certified holistic health coach and one step closer to my goal of being an herbalist. Next month I continue on with an intensive three month aromatherapy course. Discovering my passion and chasing after my dreams of this new career is life giving.
Becoming who you really are requires risk. And hard work. And lots of crazy hope and prayers. Revealing the things I desire for the future is both terrifying and exhilarating. There is still so much to share. Thankful that the words are slowly unraveling.