Once upon a time, joining the United States Air Force as a female Pilot was my dream. ✈️ I’m beginning to understand the puzzle pieces of my life, why certain pieces fit flawlessly and why others pieces don’t. My eyes hadn’t yet fully opened, my heart was still locked away, my ego was full of self judgement, my love was not unconditional and I had so much growth coming my way, I still do.
I unexpectedly traveled back in time as I watched the thunderbirds fly overhead during my practice this morning. As I listened to the National Anthem, hand over my heart, eyes closed gently, I created space for my breath and the wind and the little waves to interlace into one fluid motion. Immediately I was taken back to my childhood, running around barefoot on a Japanese Air Force Base alongside my sister, mother, father and baby brother. We laughed as the big planes flew overhead, we covered our ears as the jets zoomed by one another and our little hearts throbbed when the paratroopers jumped into the big, open sky. ☁️