Today, I go home! That's if the weather gods allow! Today, this story and so many other old stories end. Never to be repeated or focused on again. For you see, the purpose of this trip was for me to let go of past places, people and things that do not serve my purpose any longer. A solid week of external and internal challenges, all of which I conquered and am so ready to move on.
But, before I put the ending at the beginning, let me fill you in on my last couple of days. First, it has been cold, frigidly cold. The kind of cold that makes your entire body become rigid and stiff. The kind of cold that numbs your brain and stops you from thinking about anything else but getting warm. Not the kind of weather that motivates me to frolic outdoors. I nonetheless bundled up and visited the World Trade Center Memorial. I am glad I did. The somber remembrance is breathtakingly austere in its beauty and definitely made me stop and remember...remember everything!
I have done a lot of remembering this trip. Remembering the years that I spent in NYC in my twenties and remembering how I got here today in 2016. Remembering all the pain and also all the accomplishments that I've achieved since then. And finally remembering that I needed to let go of all of it. It is time to move forward into a new year and a new cycle of growth. I am now free to move forward and unencumbered by my past thinking, relationships, attachments and beliefs. Free to become more of whom I am.
As this trip draws to an end, I realize that I am tired, worn out by my internal struggles. But, I also feel surprisingly lighter, freer and more inspired to step into more of who I am supposed to be. I invite you to let go of what's been weighing you down and stopping you from moving forward. To courageous move forward with me! Don't forget to dance, laugh and find joy every day!