1. A hammock solves everything. EVERYTHING.
2. At the end there is birth. During my psychotherapist days I learned that when things are coming to a close or ending, a group will almost always start to talk about birth. Whether it is a quite literal discussion, or a sudden blossoming of new projects or ideas, we have a need to move as quickly as possible away from endings and fill the space with new ideas and beginnings. As I come up on the one year date of this project I find myself doing the same. I'm not thinking so much of what it has meant to be here every single night for the past year. Or to be in this place of being open to the new and learned on a daily basis. That just seems BIG. SO BIG. In fact I couldn't even really think about ending the project at all. So along with the sadness and discomfort, I am looking forward to continuing the daily practice, future podcasts, manuscripts, and the unknown places this project will take us. Trying to hold equal space for an ending, but it's hard.
3. Take the time to fully know a place. Ireland has been on my mind as of late. Music opened up a box of memories for me last week and so many things have come flooding back. I feel so fortunate to have taken that time earlier in my life to travel and spend quite a bit of time discovering a country. The days are so full right now. With work, motherhood, along with all the incidentals we convince ourselves are important. I don't know if in the last few years I have even had the time to fully discover my little mountain town. When I close my eyes I can see the streets of Galway, the path to my apartment. I can smell the scent of grass under a rainfall and trace the roads winding through the countryside toward Dublin. There is something precious about having no where to be. I hope for my daughter that she has days to spend like that. Deeply in love with a place.
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