Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans; that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it." William H. Murray
Magic. It came crashing in when I least expected it, which also means it was right on time. I was walking along the famed San Antonio river walk, twinkling holiday lights above me, music and yummy aromas escaping from the cafes beside me and my daughter trying her best to take it all in. There was magic all around us. And that's the moment when I knew it was not only my #oneword for the upcoming year but where my soul was desperately leading me.
To discover magic again.
To find the life giving, in-explainable charm around me.
There HAS to be more to life than dishes and laundry, diapers and sippy cups. Who I am as a woman, a wife, a creative, seemingly vanished as soon as the title of mama became my focus. How easy it is to find such joy and tension within one beautiful amazing journey. Motherhood has upended so much of myself and my environment. Fifteen months after bringing a tiny human into this world, the fog is slowly lifting and I'm craving a change. A desire for enchantment.
Those who don't believe in magic never find it, right?
I believe. Oh how I believe. And I'm ready to step out and find what awaits me this year.