The Life-Changing Magic of Showing Up
Almost as soon as I wrote my last post (last summer, in an "old" blog that I have since deleted), a bunch of things changed in wonderful ways. I visited with some professional colleagues and got a ton of new ideas as well as a couple of great gigs. I spent the second half of the year collaborating with really smart people on very worthwhile projects. And the company that has nourished me professionally for the last 13 years reinvented itself into something even better than it already was.
In many ways the last 13 years have been about peeling away layers of pretense to reveal the person I want and need to be, particularly in the sphere of "work." The fact that it has continued to happen (and to be needed) for all that time tells me it may never be finished. AND, it's as good as it's ever been and continuing to get better.
In her poem, "Praise Song for the Day", Elizabeth Alexander wrote, "In today's sharp sparkle, this winter air, anything can be made, any sentence begun."
That's how I feel about this new year. How about you?