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day 12 – jtree

Nov 4th, 2012 jessica Blog

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I… I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. – Robert Frost

 

jtreeThis year has been all about change, transformation, growth, reflection, action, and surrender.  Over the summer I beat the impossible – I took a leap and went on a rock climbing and yoga retreat - despite having my job threatened for attending (long story, not ready to dig into that just yet).  Holy shit rock climbing is awesome!  As I started my ascent I heard myself say, “this is impossible.”   A statement I am oh so familiar with.  And yet time and time again I prove myself wrong.  My kick-ass climbing guide helped me get up past a huge slick boulder with nothing to grip onto, and after that it was smooth sailing from there.  Isn’t that often the case?  We look ahead, and life can seem so daunting.  Then we take that first step, ask for some assistance, step into the flow and all of a sudden we are climbing to the top!  On my way up I stopped to enjoy the view – it was absolutely breathtaking!

Since that day a lot has changed in my life.  A lot was lost, but even more found.  I found my voice, I found my freedom, and most importantly I found myself.  I reconnected with my passion, my purpose.  On that trip I realized that no matter what, I will be ok.  It has not been easy.  But what good things ever are?  Looking back the things I remember most, the things that stand out, the things that changed my life for the better were fucking hard!

Life can seem like a big slick boulder – no idea where to go, how to get up, how to move forward.  So we stay stuck, stick with what we know; what is “comfy”, what is easy.  It is never really easy though, and it prevents us from seeing the beautiful view.

So in the end, I say: take the risk, ask for what you need, make awesome happen One Down Dog at a time... and don’t forget to stop and check out the view!

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