On my last day of being you, I didn't recognize myself reflected in the mirror today. The white flecks of wisdom dotting my once noir hair tell the story of how much you've changed me. You have been a year of shedding the old to make way for the new. My trust and faith have been tested so many times, yet I continued to move forward; sometimes in great strides, other times at a crawl but always forward. Because of your training, I've stopped looking for something to fall back on choosing to make adjustments along the way instead.
This shedding you've moved me through has felt profound yet not at all how I've experienced it in the past. I didn't know it could be this way. It felt easy...almost too easy, When it did, I made the shedding harder than it needed to be to make my dreams and goals feel more heroic. You taught me my (parenting/home-schooling/business/life) journey can be deeply transformational AND filled with grace and ease. And as I put that in writing here it feels pretty heroic. I'm ready to let go of the hero story now.
I some times tried to hold on to balance with a death grip while searching for the one technique that would magically teach me how to hold what was, is and will be. I learned if I don't fight to hold on so tightly, was, is and will be can settle into a nice balance all on it's own. I'm ready to let go of that struggle because of you.
This is just a small sampling of what you've taught me and what I'll be taking with me, 43. I'm very grateful for being here and open to your gifts and as I leave you behind, I can't wait to see what 44 has in store for me.
Blessings to the new me,