raw. open. exposed. come on in
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It’s easy to get angry at you or call you all sorts of despicable names. It’s simplest to just bury you in the year that was and hope for a whole other new year that is.
But what if I stop and notice the incredible ways in which you were a year like mine other? What if I remember how you forced me to dig deep into myself and introduce myself to parts of me I had never met? What if I focus on how people stepped up and showed kindness at a rate greater than we ever think humanly possible? What if I consider the new connections I developed and the relationships I nurtured? What if I ponder the potential you showed me and the wonder in all the possibility? What if I look past your flaws and really see you for what you were?
What if … and so
And in your becoming was mine also
And so I thank you because, amidst all the anguish, so you rose to ensure I never forget that this world and this thing we call life is actually fuelled by inconceivable good
And so I say goodbye to the year that paved the road to all that will be. For what you have been, I am strangely deeply grateful
How to join: please come in
Many many days we feel alone or lost or just utterly discombobulated (fave word). Other days we feel like we are awash with wisdom or insight or hope. It's a rollercoaster alright!
Probably the most vital thing for us on our journey is that we are not travelling alone. We have the world's most magnificent friends, access to amazing therapy and a whole lot of serendipity of perhaps divine intervention?
I don't know about you, but rollercoasters all alone are no fun. So let's share the ride - the more the merrier, as "they" say (who are "they" anyway? This time "they" are right).
So here's where we share openly and authentically and expose ourselves with all our bits and pieces. At first we wanted to title this section "hanging out the dirty laundry" but then we realised it wasn't dirty, it was just life.
So please, journey with us. Let's hold one another and find encouragement in togetherness as we go Doooooown and UP. Because we always do. Smile
Same as always, follow along, add your own, riff off ours.
If you're feeling brave, post your versions in our comment feed so others can be inspired too. Or upload to your own social media (be sure to use our hashtags - #veryhumanrollercoaster - so we can find each other). Either way, make sure to comment on posts by others and encourage one another as we find new voices.
The only rules are: RESPECT!
See you in there!
Leonora et al