So yesterday I took to the ocean to find inspiration and to take a little break from days that feel way too hectic.
The air was crisp and cold, the ground covered with a bit of frosting and ferries crossed back and forth across the fjord.
With some delicious italian biscotti and lavender and cardamum steamer, I sat on a rock and dipped my hunter boots in the ice cold water.
Waves gently played with my boots and my mind wandered.
Beautiful Ann wrote yesterday about finding that one wild word to guide her steps through this new year.
My word that will color my steps this year is adventure.
These past years I’ve been naming the year. In Chinese tradition years have a name, however, since I was born in the year of the goat, I felt the need to spruce things up a bit. Hence the year of adventure.
Years passed have been the year where dreams come true, or the year of opportunity, but as the months pealed off and I was left with December 2011, adventure was the word that seemed written in stone for the upcoming year.
And then of course since it is the year of adventure, I’m very excited for some magic dust;)
Now expectations can be a bit dangerous, but if we do our part I think it’s ok to leave a bit up to the weather gods, non?
Besides hope with a dash of faith mixed in can soften our white knuckled desire for control, and before you know it you’re being swept away by a bit of adventure;)
However, this year I’ll allow myself a bit of greediness and choose both peace and andventure.
You may suggest they do not go hand in hand….but I think they can…
As I strive for finding more peace in my life, I believe wholeheartedly it will make me better fit for adventure, for accepting the unknown and being ready to be swept away both by my own lofty dreams and by the magic of things that are out of my hands.
Doesn’t this make you just a wee bit excited!
Excited for all the things that we cannot control and for where they’ll take us.
It’s like softly giving in to magic, the kind of magic that will take us; “second to the right, and straight on till morning.”
What are your words or theme for 2012?