Well friends and family near and far, we have arrived at the last day of 2017. What a year it has been! Filled with many highs and lows, with some doors closing and others opening, with many reminders to stay on the path i am on now. There were incredible connections made and some losses along the way, but in the end each of them taught me that its all part of the grand story of living. Threaded together by the common theme to live each experience fully. One of my highlights to my year was taking a trip to visit a place that I once called home, in Alberta, Canada. As I stood there looking out on this beautiful expansive vista, a place that held a lot of memories for me, I began to think of my past and also what was next for me. I thought about how I had changed and what stayed the same. The mantra that continues to come to me and has been whispering in my ears all my life was to “follow your bliss”. Seek out that in which drives you, and that your passionate about. Surround yourself with beauty and people who love you and the rest will follow. Be inspired to inspire! And be open to different paths. Life isn’t easy, it’s filled with it’s up and downs, with jagged edges as well as smooth ones, with a array of emotions,…especially if you wear your heart on your sleeve like me…but I can honestly say I wouldn’t change anything for the experiences and adventures, I have had, good and bad. It has created who I am today. I keep learning and relearning life lessons, and strive to be open, courageous and an authentic human being. Keep living your direct experience and stay curious my friends. Happy New year to you.
Photo credit- Michelle Cloutier