Life is meant to be lived. Earlier this year, I made this vision page. It was in response to a prompt from Hannah in the amazing Magic Making Circle, inviting us to find our “I am” in this (that) moment. “Let yourself feel who you are now.” Creating vision boards and pages is something I have done many, many times in my life but have only recently begun to see the magic in them. This page, my “I am” is a two-part dance that goes round and round. And that has been a huge lesson for me.
I immediately identified with the adventure. That’s me, I thought! I traveled cross-country for six weeks with a dear friend in the summer after graduating from college. I left the east coast to move to California and then Colorado right after that. I lived on my own, exploring Boulder on bike for a year before I “settled down” and got a car. I spent a month in Haiti… All of these adventures I had in my life, they defined who I was. They shaped me. I think it all started with my 6th grade class trip hiking the Greenbelt Trail across Long Island for three days. Teachers really do change lives. (Thanks, Mr. P!) Yes, I was the adventure. This was who I identified with at my core. I am the adventure.
But the sanctuary, that seemed like the newest me. The space I was in a deep dive into most recently. I’ve been exploring personal growth for years, but suddenly it was all sinking in. I was learning to be quiet, to trust my instincts, and to listen to my own voice. Being the sanctuary was becoming my safe space. My spirit is now craving the adventure.
So now I have embraced both the adventure and the sanctuary. And I can feel the shift within me as I am once again embracing the adventure. This time it’s the adventure of sharing who I am in the world.
Round and round we go.
“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” ~Helen Keller
Coming soon: a day to vision together. Mark your calendars for December 3. Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to receive a direct invitation.