Have you ever sat back and said to yourself, “in a perfect world, my life would look like this”? Maybe you met someone, or read something that caused you to question the status quo, or to change your direction in life. A conversation, a piece of art, scripture, travel, that inspired you and made you want something different, something more.
I have had quite a few of those experiences. Experiences that kept me up at night, dreaming dreams that seem impossible. Experiences that made me want to embark on a new adventure, yet too scared to live out those ideas, knowing that some people will support you and most will give you a hard time for outgrowing old ways.
In discovering more about myself, new things, and reawakening old things, I’ve come to the conclusion that I just want to be my true self. I want a life that allows me to live out of my heart, curiosity, enchantment, and conviction.
Throughout 2017, my husband and I started to narrow in more on a lot of things. We would stay up daydreaming for hours about everything - goals, projects, alternative living - and decided we would no longer be people dreaming about it or talking about it, but that we would become people who are just ‘bout it.
So, what are we going to be about in 2018? A lot. of. things. We want to be more intentional, with who we are as individuals, who we are as a couple, as parents, as a family, as creatives, as believers, as contributors to the world.
Living intentionally in 2018 looks like: Health, Going Vegan, Living Ethically, No TV, Buying nothing new without purpose, Living with autoimmune issues, Pursuing God , Living globally, Gentle/intuitive parenting, Living creatively - more art, more dance, more music, Living in nature more, Activism, Birth work.
So maybe you’re reading this and you’ve had an experience, you’ve been inspired, and you want to stop dreaming, stop talking, and be ‘bout it. Maybe you’re reading this and you’re scared because of what others will think or say, not if, but when you decide to go after your heart, curiosity, or the things of God. Let’s do it together. You and me. I’ll follow along, cheering you on every step of the way. And if you want, you can follow me too. You’re not alone. We got this.
Writing while listening to: John Coltrane