“Have you ever loved a place so much, your soul aches for it? Yes.” Anonymous
First. The Stats.
Number of new friendships: 2
Number of times moved: 3
Number of new jobs: 1
Number of states lived in: 2
Number of trips abroad: 0
Number of years on the Planet: 50
Number of partnerships ended: 1
Number of months healing: 11 and counting
Number of family members still loving and connected with, including T: 5
Number of personal realizations: ALL OF THEM
2015 unfolded in three acts. First came the dissolution of a 10-year partnership with my best friend and love. We continue to work – hard – to define us as a family, friends. Our way. In love. T is one of the strongest, most important relationships, loves of my life next to my father. Love never was or is our issue. Next came the flurry of summer, the open road, training for an Olympic triathlon, meditation, healing and deepening of female friendships. Finally I celebrated my half-century mark with family and friends. Sharing it was magical and special. The year rounded out with the offer of a job opportunity in the Bay Area. With no opportunities presenting in Oregon, late Fall saw me uprooting from tribe, family and home.
2015 has been one of change and preparation for growth. Working through energy, becoming unstuck. The transitions of living life as a two-some to single-hood, moving away from tribe and home have been hard. I’m blessed to have close friends in the Bay Area. Many have been a haven of love. A blessing and a joy. That I feel blessed would be putting it lightly.
Love, family, friends, tribe and home moved to top of mind at the end of 2015 and are the root of my journey going forward.
I picked up my level of blogging, journaling and deep meditation. I continue to find that writing soothes my soul. I discovered a love of photography, mostly for the outdoors and snaps from my travels. I have several ideas for the blog. They’ll take time to come to fruition. I’ll be following that thread more in 2016. I did NOT start dating. I’m OK with that. I will enter that world some time in 2016.
I usually write more of an assessment of the year. I’m not feeling the need to do more. I honor 2015 and the lessons it has brought me. It’s been a good year, all things considered. One of change and preparation of the things to come.
Favorite photos of the year:
Favorite books of the year: Big Magic, Daring Greatly, The Signature of All Things.
Favorite tech discoveries: Spotify.
Favorite moment (s) of the year: Time with friends and family. The open road – cycling or running. Open water swimming with Portland hills as my view.
Favorite posts of the year: 2015 INTENTIONS, RANDOM MEANDERINGS, TO NOT STRIVE FOR THE PERFECT LIFE, ART OF LISTENING AND HEARING, A QUIET – POWERFUL – LIFE, A BROKEN HEART. IT HURTS BECAUSE IT MATTERS, STEPPING INTO FORGIVENESS, STEPPING INTO LIFE, PASSION. VALUES.