My word for 2016 was Clarity. The quality of being clear. I wanted to get clear about my goals and what was truly important to me. I wanted to communicate clearly. I wanted to clear out physical and emotional clutter in order to simplify.
I haven't written a blog post in months...
In August there was a mold issue in my apartment that led to an immediate relocation to my aunts house in Rice, Texas while my belongings took up residence at Public Storage until I could figure out a new plan.
I've spent the last 4 months living out of my suitcase/storage unit/guest bedroom of my aunts home.
I have also spent the last 4 months in Oregon, Montana, Yellowstone, Utah and California with The Drifter.
In this time period I was also waiting for completion of the final stages of construction for The Studio.
There was a lot going on. No wonder I didn't write a blog post.
I was in transition.
This was my vision board for 2016. Now here I am in Rice, Texas on the eve of New Years Eve reflecting on everything Clarity has meant to me.
Earlier this year, I had surgery to remove a cyst on my ovary. They took the entire ovary out instead. "Cleared" that up, alright!
I've simplified everything from my wardrobe to my finances by clearing out unnecessariness.
As far as goals, it is clear to me now that I want a life that includes The Studio so that I can dedicate myself to the business I have created balanced with adventuring across the country with The Drifter on his travels.
It is also clear to me that having my own space is as essential to my being as traveling is. (Maybe some day an Airstream or a tiny house will provide both for me.) Home to me is a place of restoration and grounding. It is a place of self care. Sleeping in your own bed. Preparing your own food. Your favorite coffee mug. Your favorite spot to snuggle up. It is these simple pleasures that most people take for granted.
I recently found an apartment in the downtown area of Ennis available in February. This will allow me to have all of the perks of urban living right near The Studio. I can walk to work, to meditation class or yoga class, the bank, the post office and a few local restaurants. It is the perfect home base for me when I'm in Texas.
Once again, I have been shown that when I get clear about what I want and when I make decisions based in alignment with my goals, what I need shows up for me so clearly it practically slaps me in the face.
I heard Rob Thomas's, "Little Wonders" for the first time in a long time and was reminded of how much I love that song.
"...let your clarity define you in the end..." is one of my favorite lyrics.
In 2015, my word was Drift and it brought me The Drifter. 2016 brought me Clarity for sure. I haven't chosen my word for 2017. I still have one more day to decide...
Happy New Year and Cheers to another journey around the sun!