I must admit, a new post has been a long time coming. If you're a regular reader, you may have noticed my two month absence in writing here. A lot has changed in these last 60 days or so; giving my resignation to a cherished job while accepting what I think will be a very exciting and challenging one. Many farewell dinners and hugging of friends I won't see for months, and also celebrations of a new state of residence and the ability to see certain friends and family I haven't seen regularly for years. Saying goodbye to a beloved roommate and the city I've called home for the last four years; saying hello every morning now to someone who had been much too far away for the majority of time we've known each other. Exchanging the bustling city life for quiet walks along the beach. Ah, change.
The closing of many chapters and the opening of so many more. Life has been quite the adventure as of late-- a time of some definite challenges but also many rewards. Although I crave variety most days of the week I am definitely a creature of habit, so it's safe to say these last few weeks of moving chaos has tested the waters internally for sure. I don't remember where I first read this quote but I have it posted on my laptop and find myself coming back to it a lot recently:
"Play with your edges & know that your greatest moments often come from your greatest risks."
As I write this I'm realizing it's my own way of releasing the resistance to change and accepting the new possibilities to come. I'm still coming to terms that DC is no longer my home, that I no longer have security of familiarity; but I am eager to begin this new journey and create new rituals, relationships, and goals. And I am thankful that I have yoga, meditation, and some great people to lean on when I need additional guidance. I hope those who are reading can relate, and know that I am happy to engage with you and share our stories together.
As I continue to find my grounding here in Connecticut, I can't wait to share with you all some new ideas I have for this space and the beautiful place I'm now living in!
ps. new recipe post coming atcha very soon....