Monday, 30 December 2013

As the sun wakes the day

Luca at farmschool this month, run fortnightly by a wonderful homeschooling family in the mountains  

So here I am with less than one day to go of 2013 and I'm a bundle of emotions.

A little panicked, because in one week's time I'm going to be leading a group of women to talk deeply and openly about desire, and goals with soul. I signed myself up for this months ago, knowing that this would show me what I'm made of and that life can be incredible if I just dare. Whether I'm daring to win, or daring to fail, I don't know – I'm just daring to show up and shine.

A little anxious about how different next year is going to look. Homeschooling. How am I going to do it? How will I find time to myself? Is it going to be crazy? Will Luca be happy? These and more questions all doing a merry dance. But a friend told me to breathe today and said that it will be one day at a time. And so it will. Because Luca needs something that isn't currently on offer and so just as Louise Hay puts it, I won't worry whether I can do it. Life has steered this.

But mostly I'm just feeling a whole lot of gratitude. For yoga, for new friendships and life-changing discoveries, for clearing clutter in so many areas of my life, for valuing what I value, for my capacity to grow, for all the good there is, for living where we do, natural beauty, colour, food that makes me groan, for knowing what I want and how I want to feel.

I am more alive than I've ever been. Clearer, braver and just more me. I'm paying attention to what stirs my heart.

It's what I wish for all of us as the sun wakes the day on a new year. Wishing you abundant love and peace, and may you find more of what stirs your heart and brings you alive.


  1. How beautiful and how exciting! Happy new year, my dear xxxx

  2. I love your way with words Vanessa. I think 2014 is already shining for you. Happy New Year! xx

  3. Same to you Vanessa, can't wait to see you bright-eyed and bushy-tailed in the new year!

  4. Such a lovely post. All the best with your homeschooling venture.Any chance you can put a link to the farm camp Luca went to.

  5. Taking time out to focus on gratitude is the essence of happiness.

  6. Sounds like its going to be an amazing year for you Vanessa. I hope your leading the group of women went well.

    "Clearer, braver and just more me" - that sounds like a very good place to be.

    And thank you for your kind words re my wanting less post. x

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