Big plans for 2023Dec 30, 2022
A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for.
I don’t know about you, but I spent quite a bit of 2020 - 2021 trying to feel safe. Much like a ship in the harbor, I hunkered down away from the waves and the winds, safe in my little inlet.
That time is well & truly over. This past year has been a lovely emergence from my harbor, sailing into the community I’ve created with my clients.
Next year is going to be even more exciting, thanks to a big adventure I’m planning.
I’m hiking the Camino de Santiago in Spain.
It’s a 500+ mile journey across the north of Spain. For years, Christian pilgrims have made this journey, ending at the Cathedral Santiago de Compostela. Now it’s also popular with other types of pilgrims - those of us who want a physical and spiritual experience.
I’ve been contemplating a big challenge I could do by myself, something that would pull me out of my comfort zone and really test me. The Camino has always been in the back of my mind, and now feels like the right time.
It’s time to really show up and play.
I’m traveling by myself, but I won’t be alone. I have plans & structure in place to continue to see my clients. I have the cheers of the coaching group that I’m in. And I have the full support of my husband and my family (though I’m still working through my parents’ concerns . . .) Every last one of these people will be with me as I make my way.
What’s really cool is that this doesn’t start when I take my first step on the path; it’s already started by me claiming this. I’m already on my way - all of the preparation and readying are part of the journey. When we hiked Kilimanjaro, I learned the valuable lesson of enjoying the entire experience rather than focusing solely on reaching the summit and the thirty minutes spent there.