This is what seizing moments to luxuriate in my sweet spots looks (Swaggalicious Alert), feels, and tastes like. Where faith, grace, joy, love, peace, wanderlust, swag, and fun agree to a truce with grieving, mourning, and sometimes immense sadness. Because they don’t have to exist exclusive of each other as with them all I’m still living, breathing, and feeling. I’m grateful for it ALL as through the sometimes grueling healing process I get to discover a new, beautiful, soft, powerful, and courageous me. While the Sag in me feels deeply, she also needs to flow freely with funtastic adventure.
I’ve experienced profound changes in the past few years, where grief and my identity are experiencing a standoff. This includes caregiving for Pop until his passing. Then my mother passed. Rest In Peace to both of them. And in the midst of those deaths I had the nerve to leave my place of employment after nearly 26 years. WOAH!
On this Easter/Resurrection Day, I am reminded that resurrection is a rebirth. It’s a “New Moment! New Opportunity!” It can be a birth of a new vision, a new way of looking at things, and a new way of being. For me, it’s a., b., c… Shoot! It’s all of the above and so much more that’s yet to be revealed. I am currently a living and breathing “identity crisis.”
However, the silver lining is that there is a gift when resurrecting oneself. For me this process includes being open to breaking down the walls of loss and uncertainty through healing and exploring with excitement and wonder. The gift is getting back to the basics of love, which includes self love, while being open to the newness of life. Knowing that in all of the complexities and imperfections of living and being, that I am perfect and deserving of it ALL for Kathryn LIVES!!!
On this most high day, I am reminded about love, reinventing myself, and how it’s never too late to have what I desire. But first, I must listen and allow myself to be guided by God and my angels/ancestors to my SoulFULL purpose. So much gratitude for them all. I must believe. Remain hopeful. Keep the faith. Forgive always. Listen to and trust myself. Be purposeful, intentional, and gentle in my healing. Be courageous and disciplined to act or be still. I must pour into myself and continue resurrecting my life, heart, spirit, and soul.
So today and ALWAYS give yourself permission to resurrect and rebirth yourself. Flowing through life and experiences with confidence, grace, compassion, authenticity, openness, vulnerability, respect, a colossal sense of humor, beauty, forgiveness, sensuality, trust, honor, and LOVE!!! YOU will, in turn, attract what you truly desire and what the Universe knows that will nourish and resurrect you in your truth. TRUST and BELIEVE you WILL be resurrected to the essence of your being and beingness. Repeating, “ALL THINGS ARE ABUNDANTLY POSSIBLE AND DESERVING!” Peace be with YOU! Enjoy this Easter/Resurrection Day! Ase’!
Photos: Last week I enjoyed a staycation in Virginia Wine Country. I enjoyed my stay at the Marriott Ranch Bed & Breakfast and took to their trials on a beautiful horse named Blaze with the Blue Ridge Mountain’s breathtaking backdrop. And the fire at Barrel Oak Winery and Brewery was inviting as it was a chilly day of winery/vineyard hopping and tastings at the first stop in Delaplane, VA. Cheers! Enjoy! #BeDoLove #Swaggalicious #SwaggaliciousAlert #FindYourZen #LivingOutLoud #StartingToFeelLikeMyself #InMyHappyPlace #MySweetSpot #FindYourZen #LivingOutLoud #ColorOutsideTheLines #OffTheBeatenPath #NewMomentNewOpportunity #BirthAndLiveYourSoulFULLPurpose #Wine #WineTasting #VirginiaWineCountry #MarriottRanch #BarrelOakWinery #DelaplaneVA
Kathryn!!! This is so well written and engaging and inspirational. I just reread it again. wow!! way to go!! w
Thank YOU so much! This means a lot especially coming from YOU! 😉😍