Time Hop alerted me today to let me know that exactly a year ago this weekend, I wrote a post called Face your Fear. So I opened it up to take a look at where I was a year ago, and wow am I glad I did. I had just started my first painting for color of woman of the Legendary self. I wrote about how my inner critic was sabotaging me and that I needed to push through and treat the process as an exploration. It was at that point last year that I choose my word for the year to be 'explore' and treat life as an adventure.
I had forgotten this until today, and I am so grateful I wrote it down and shared it. as I reflect over my 2014, I truly did treat it as an adventure. I went farther than I ever imagined-but then again, I guess I did imagine those things and found the path there.
The biggest personal adventure having the courage to say yes to myself and go to California. Each painting I created was an adventure, an exploration of myself and of paint. Going back to work after maternity leave, another adventure (especially one the little one gets kicked out of the sitters...it really wasn't as bad as it sounds, but makes for a good story), learning to balance work, family, and Jen time is a real struggle-but when I look at it from an exploration type of view it comes less of a struggle and more an experiment, if something isn't working try again, explore different options, no big deal. That isn't to say that everything is sunshine and rainbow's. We have are fair share of rain clouds-but I find we don't get caught up under them as much anymore.
It a recent post I claimed 'Wild' as my word for 2015, but explore is still here in the back ground. Time to explore my wild self and see the world from another perspective.
Having this post show up today gave me an "aha" moment and caused me reflect on my year from a new perspective, I would love to say that I remembered I chose that word, but I didn't, but I still lived it, and that warms my heart,
Do you have any 'aha' moments from 2014? What were some of your most magical moments? Do they have anything in common?
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Jennifer Russell was born and raised in New Brunswick, Canada.She is an Intentional artist who focuses on creating meaning full connections to her work for herself and others. Nothing is more satisfying to her than hearing that her work has inspired someone in their own life.