You are my tribe. The people who visit me here. You are the people who hear me, understand my intention, collectively nod along with words that resonate inside you. First, I wanted to say thank you, and then, I want to know more about you.
When I started this blog, I had no grand vision or theme. My only intention was to be brave enough to write what I was truly thinking and feeling. To write it cohesively for an audience. Of course I wanted to write it well–with honesty, sincerity and as much insight as I could manage. Over the year and a half some themes have emerged. Themes where my heart and mind tend to wonder. This is my 100th post, and in the 99 previous posts, the more prominent themes have been spirituality, fear, love, anxiety, letting go, relationships, yoga, and, of course, modern motherhood.
I never would have known these things occupy my thoughts had I not written them here. And what a gift that has been. In the process of writing those things I have freed myself from some of the most burdensome thoughts. Because I believe thoughts have power and possess energy and when they are harmful, they can harm the host. I’ve laid down some of my most harmful thoughts here, with you, and I am much lighter for it. So thank you.
I believe that the power of thought works in positive ways too. I hope I have shared some of my more uplifting ideas as well; thoughts that have proliferated with you, helped you, made you think or feel and want more for your life. If I have one true goal in life, it is that: to inject positive thoughts into the world. To let people know they’re not alone and have nothing to fear.
In my time here I have also come to realize who I might represent:
Anyone who fights everyday to overcome where they came from. Those who think a little too much, feel a little too deep, love a little too hard and hope a lot too high. (Although I don’t believe those are real or possible things.) Those who have dreams and refuse to let them die no matter what their past says, their future bears, or how the people they love, feel. Everyone who believes there’s a better way and is committed to finding it. Those of us who refuse to numb our lives, and when we do (because we all do), have the awareness to acknowledge it and the courage to share it.
I represent all the compulsive, impulsive, thought-filled, laid-back-hippies who believe the only thing you need is love.
I represent the affirmation believers, the hang a scripture on my mirror people, the Om your heart out, fear-conquering, light-following tribe of never-stop-believers.
The deep thinkers. The heavy feelers. The lover of words and believers in the goodness and oneness of all people.
Because that’s who I am, and I suspect, who you are too.
My content will always be thought-inspiring, fearless and sitting right up next to my heart. I write in that tender space and I like it there. It’s warm and wonderfully terrifying. My intention with this post is to know a little more about you. Some of you comment with regularity and I have visited your spaces, too. Others just listen and I understand that as well. But if there is something here that I’ve missed; some aspect of my writing or my content or its resonance, please let me know.
Ultimately, I want to know: why are YOU here?