I am certainly no stranger to change. In fact there was once a time I eagerly welcomed it. It was fun!! But as life throws you curveballs, you learn to reject change more and more. Most of us do anyway.
The loss of my daughter in September of 2017 rocked my world and was the beginning of what I called my "loss of the light in my soul". I couldn't deal with anymore change and over the next three years there was much more to come. Enter 2020. Not one of us has not been deeply affected by this pandemic and my heart goes out to those who are struggling with the challenges and heartache of difficult change. I know it well. But I have learned a few things too.....
Change can bring gifts when the dust settles and you are able to look at things with true clarity. I had been tossing around the idea for the last two years to make big changes in my life and career, and this pandemic has brought about the culmination, or crossroads as it were, of where my next steps will take me. 2021 is the year I have decided to step back into the light and move bravely forward, all thanks to 2020. In the next couple of weeks, I will be posting my new address! That's correct. I have decided to sell SOMA and move out on my own into a lovely little space not even 5 minutes up the road from me. While I have loved every minute of running a busy holistic center these last many years,, it was also a huge responsibility and the universe has sent me so many signs this year, that I know the time has come. It's time to simplify. I feel so ready. The rest of the team has also flown the nest this year too and have all settled nicely into their new homes, so I feel that now that everyone is all set, I can move on too . It's a very exciting, although a bit scary feeling. Scary in a scintillating and alive sort of way. But sometimes you have to feel the fear and do it anyway. And you are usually glad you did.
So hopefully you too have all found similar gifts in this chaos, because out of chaos comes order, and great new beginnings. All we have to do is hang on and trust. I pray you all find new clarity and direction too as just one of the benefits of this pandemic., and that you look back and see your own gifts. Because there truly will be some..
I so appreciate all the support you all have shown us at SOMA over these last 14 years and look forward to seeing some of the old faces in my new place, and many more new ones.. Stay tuned for more info....
Love you all....
"Two roads diverged into a wood and I, I took the one less traveled...And that has made all the difference" Robert Frost