G and I were babies when we met you: 20-something fiancés, ready to take on this new adventure.
You have been a place we loved to call home.
You healed the past and gave freedom through forgiveness.
You welcomed us home, with open arms, when our time with you wasn’t yet complete.
You were present in some of the most challenging times, as I stepped into the world as a wife and a mother.
You helped me find my voice in teaching and my stance for being in service.
You have inspired me and intimidated me all at the same time.
You called me to the mountains when it had been too long and I needed the force of nature to slow down.
You encouraged me to do the things that were uncomfortable, so I could have the space to step into growth.
You connected me to some incredible, honest, beautiful and true friends.
You helped me find appreciation for the simple things.
You created a home for our family.
You reminded me of my connection (and all of our connection) to nature.
You lit the love within my veins for hiking and exploration.
You opened my eyes to a more healthy body, mind and spirit.
You taught me what it meant to be humble, grateful and human.
You held me up and gave me permission to discover a deeper version of Self.
These past eight years, I wouldn’t trade them for the world.
I love you Colorado. You are beautiful. Your impact is as grand as your Rockies. Goodbye for now.
My family and I are in the thick of transitions right now, as we make our move to Columbus, OH, to be closer to family and an opportunity that came up. The big moving day is quickly approaching and while I feel fueled by adrenaline and excitement, I'm also someone who's easily influenced by overwhelm. And it's the moments like these, when I lean on my tools to ground down more than ever.
The things that help us connect or bring us home are unique to each of us, but they are sacred and always worth protecting.
Change is inevitable. And it shows up in large and small ways every day. Here's a few things that I've been leaning into through these big changes
While these tools may not be perfect to your needs, my hope is that they cause you to pause and listen to the things that do bring you connection and peace. And that you find the space to lean into those things and to protect your ground in the moments of big change, transition or overwhelm.
WHAT I'M REPEATING:
May we be happy
May we be free
May we ride the waves of life with grace and ease
May we know peace
Copyright © 2020 Bailey Smith, LLC, All rights reserved