Today the life of the year 2015 is getting ready to leave us all. How do you feel about that?! Is there a sadness, a longing for more? Is there a burning in your heart wishing you could hold on to it just a little while longer? Are you relieved to see this past year die out for all the struggles, twists and turns that kept washing at you like the oceans tempest against a seawall?
For me, lately there is a a mix of both...well many emotions as the year passes and a new page begins. Anticipation mixed with trepidation of what is to come. Will it be worse than the previous chapter? Excitement for the fresh possibilities and the growth that is inevitability going to happen. Fear that I may have missed an opportunity that I will never get back or fear that I'm not measuring up in some way that I just don't see yet.
Whatever the case, we can not stop the feet of time no matter how hard we try. We can only look forward and reminisce of the days gone by. In looking forward to the fresh love of 2016 what will she bring? What will we bring to this budding relationship? Who will you keep close around you, where will you aim your arrows and make your mark?
Last year I made a list of impossible things to accomplish. It wasn't realistic and that was the whole point of that exercise for me. I made it to challenge my horizon and help refine me by a fire of sorts. I accomplished many things and let other things fall away. It was about facing fears and finding my center. Like throwing a barrage of steely knives at me and doing my best to dodge them or catch them. Some made their mark deeply on my soul. Others flew away like a feather on a rush of a storm.
This coming year how will I grow what will my refinement process be? What will I seek and what will I find? Will I experience the heavier emotions as well as the more passionate emotions of life? I won't write a list of challenges yet. For now I am standing with my arms wide open ready for just about anything. I am standing at the top of the mountain. Feet planted, and ready for what may come.