Travel, the Landmark Forum, more travel, and general life seem to have kept me away from any reverb-ing for the past couple of weeks. So here's what feels relevant to catch up on...
What was the low point of your year? How are you healing & moving forward? I pondered this question for a week or so, and realized that I didn't have a true low point - particularly not as low as in previous years. Sure, I had few rough patches...but on the whole, this year didn't veer into dark & twisty. The rough patches are being healed with honesty & authenticity.
Where did you travel this year? What new and what familiar places did you visit? Where would you like to go in 2016? Lots of travel to familiar (NYC, Los Angeles, San Francisco, The Villages FL, Montreal), and a few new (Squamish BC, Austin TX). I stood in security lines enough to justify the expense of a permanent TSA Precheck pass. I love travel, even when it's for work. In 2016, I'll repeat many of the familiar business destinations, and will add in Mexico in Jan, and hopefully Machu Picchu at some point early in the year.
What no longer serves you? What can you let go or get rid of? Surrender? Letting go of rackets (fixed states of being related to a consistent complaint) is a big focus after completing the Landmark Forum...it's not easy work, but it's worth it. I got rid of a decade's worth of stuff when I moved...literally 2 truckloads for the Got Junk guys + a ton of donations. For 2016, I'm surrendering to possibility without having to figure out all the steps.
Where have you discovered community in 2015? This question stumped me a little. I feel like I wasn't as proactive at adding people/friends to my life, but instead appreciated my tribe more than ever. I'm hoping to build a community around Landmark in the coming year.
Kicking off this year's #reverb project in California (LA yesterday, SF today). I'll be following Yoga Freedom's prompts, and as always...will pick & choose those that resonate, bundle days when needed, and just generally do my own thing. (You can find my 2014 & 2013 projects in the category cloud to the left if you're reading on the actual site, and my 2012 project here.) On to the first two prompts
Encapsulate your 2015 in one word. Why that word? What would you like your word to be for 2016? Why?
My One Little Word for 2015 was (is) Magic. It has definitely been a quiet word, but not an absent word. I framed a postcard early in the year as a reminder that magic is something you make. So true. I think that a fitting/functional word for the year has been change. I changed homes. I changed planes (often). I changed pants sizes. I changed living situations. As with most change, some of it was good, and some of it was gin & tonic inducing.
I've been listening for my 2016 OLW. A few have popped up, but I'm not sure which (if any) will stick. Stay tuned.
Start all your sentences with "I love..."
I love the ease of living in an apartment. I love travel. I love Saturday morning brunch and Sundays at Scout & Company. I love that technology allows me to keep in touch with my kids. I love the life that Dan & I are creating. I love learning. I love how much time I've spent this year with my Aunt Betty. I love that I got to see Barb AND my brother in the same trip! I love coffee, red wine, G&Ts, and Deep Eddy Vodka. I love Trader Joes. I love being pain free. I love starting my days slowly. I love meditation. I love Scandal. I love grey & denim & stripes. I love the sound of Dan's laugh, and the way that Wilder says "ohmygod." I love my amazing, beautiful friends. I love the interwebs. I love that we are all making this life up as we go along.