“Our own life has to be our message.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh
i do believe that.
my sister texted after she saw the video from our kayaking trip on the Klamath River saying, "I know you, I know you were scared!" ha, she was right.
it's funny, I've been thinking so much about fear, toughness, and how you approach new things this year. i hope always that it's less about what i'm doing and more about the attitude with which i'm approaching it. i always hope to spread joy, create community and offer a space for conversation. i'm learning every day about my own needs, my own behavior in tough situations, what it means for me to be strong, how I deal with anger and frustration. importantly for me, that seeking to smooth things out is not always the answer. and that being upset is okay. and, as @markjameschase also spoke to recently, i've been thinking about the way that i react to difficulty and challenge.
if we are built in the fire we can come out stronger.