UP. My word for the year.
UP. Inspired by my beautiful, insightful and wise beloved almost 16 year old daughter.
UP. “At a higher level of intensity, volume, or activity.” Encompassing intent, confidence and consistency.
UP. “Directed or moving toward a higher place or position.” Focused on what matters, keeping it in motion, relishing the journey always.
UP. “Do something boldly” ‘Bold’…showing an ability to take risks; confident and courageous…because sometimes you have to be brave with your life so others can be brave with theirs. Living out loud. Loving well. Showing not just telling my children what this means.
UP: “at an end” So many things these last years have come to an end. It’s okay. Sometimes it is only by accepting the end of something that we can cherish the process of gaining something new.
I used to have vivid dreams and memories of being able to fly as a child. Not high, but just a little bit off the ground. In these recollections, I would be running so fast across the yard that I would just be a few feet of the ground. The freeing sensation of being in flight embraces me when I go here in my mind.
Now, I get a deep longing when I remember that feeling. I was a child. A child that hadn’t been molded into a fashion that better suited another. I was FREE.
I get glimpses of that free little girl; more and more lately. Looking deep into my reflection, intentionally loosening these self inflicted invisible restraints…there she is. Not so far away after all. I see you baby girl.
“If you want to fly, give up everything that weighs you down.” – Buddha
Have a blessed 2021.