July was a soft landing. It was a month of writing, feeling, praying, and guiding 26 women as they explored what it might feel like to fully inhabit the skin we live in. I feel invigorated, inspired, loved, held, supported, and I'm here on the other side, completely present.
The truth is I am physically rounder? bigger? curvier? than I have ever been. I know why this is and I still. choose. love. I have the tools to work on this if I so desire, on shedding, yes this is true and it's probably the healthy thing to do.
But in this moment, I am permeating love throughout every single body part of the temple I inhabit. There will not be "happiness once I get there" because I feel the joy, the love, the wildness right now in my skin, down to my bones.
It's been a month of reconnecting with women from my past who dance to the same rhythm as I do. Strong women of faith and beauty that harness the earth's energy for healing, and teaching me to do the same. We are learning in all of our moments.
I've never claimed to know the answers. I guide and am guided. I crave connection. Sometimes it clicks, sometimes it doesn't. I move on and find the people that are right for me. Constant motion, the feeling of butterflies on a first date when I hear the silent click of "yes this is my person". I am so open to that.
And now August, a graceful last hurrah before the school year begins. I have work and photo submission deadlines, a few writing gigs, and a long overdue family vacation (fist pump). I envision myself with my camera in my hands on the daily while exploring my beloved Atlantic coastlines. Hey August. I say we do this up, first class style... I'm loving you before you even begin and I'm moving into you saying "I have never been happier than right now." Those be some happy vibrations!!
Hello friends! I've missed you so.