Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Many MEs, Traveling, and Wishing

From: Me, 2015

To: Me, 2010

Hey there little lady. Hope you're enjoying the lead up to the holidays. And getting enough rest! I know how much you like to take on. You're taking the right steps, and you will figure it out. The taking care of yourself. Just breathe and know that everything will work out the way it needs to. And remember to appreciate that man of yours, you make such a great team. That's all I can say about that, without letting on too much of what's to come ;) It's been great these past five years watching all the unconnected pieces fall together, weaving into a cohesive tapestry. Rich with detail and experience.

Enjoy the rest of reverb,

Be gentle to yourself,

Big hugs,

Love, Me


From: Me, 2010

To: Me, 2000

What fun you're having in your life right now! Wasn't the turn of the century so anti-climactic? Those 2000 shaped fireworks were pretty cool though, hey? I can't tell you where I'm at as I write this, because I don't want anything to change. Be patient with yourself. Enjoy what you're learning. There are no wrong turns, because every one will lead you here. Some of them may hurt, and you will survive. Please hold on to that tenacious hope of yours, and that belief that everything will work out. Because it does. I want to tell you that you're beautiful and smart and talented. And you won't believe me. And that's okay. The journey getting to know these things is an incredible one. I want you to have it.

Here waiting,



P.S. Enjoy that lovely skin of yours while you have it!

reverb 21 - Future self.
Imagine yourself five years from now. What advice would you give your current self for the year ahead?
(Bonus: Write a note to yourself 10 years ago. What would you tell your younger self?)

Though I would love to tell my past me about so much more. Like running the marathon in San Fran this summer, and then driving up through Napa so that my sweetie could visit some amazing wineries, and then spending a couple of nights in a cabin in the Redwoods. Oh, that was so lovely. Restful and recuperating. Napping in that giant bed and reading and hot tubbing under the stars. Mmm, and the drive down the Sonoma coast on the way back to San Fran. Stunning.

Or the road trip to the Oregon Coast for my birthday/our anniversary. Falling in love with Oregon. Listening to the pounding waves from the hot tub. Amazing home cooked meals. Stunning views along the water in Arch Cape, Cannon Beach and Ecola State Park. Seeing one of my fave duos play at the Doug Fir Lounge in Portland. And all the synchronicity around that. Sleeping in a heated platform tent in Washington, and finally having a fire. Gratitude for amazing weather at the end of September and the feeling of making up for summer.

Not to mention the surprise trip to the Washington pacific northwest coast in the spring, the many visits with a friend after she moved out of town and two fab hotel stays in Vancouver. One for a spring wedding, which happened to coincide with a visit from a friend from out east. And a combo trip that included a fun filled visit with a friend returning back to the west.

Wow, what a year. 2011 - To you I say "more please"! And more planes too please :) So far we're planning a New York City, Montreal, Toronto loop in the late spring/early summer. San Diego might be checked off my list in August (Fingers crossed). Somehow, I'm not sure how yet, I would really like to get to Mexico or somewhere lovely and tropical this year too. Also, I need to find a way to get back off this continent really soon. Maybe not this year, though I wouldn't say no if something came up :)

reverb 22 - Travel
How did you travel in 2010?
How and/or where would you like to travel next year?

Now, one more order of business until this meeting is adjourned. Wishcasting Wednesday. I had no trouble with this one this week.

What is your winter wish?

Simple, I want to make a snow angel. It used to be a tradition for me. Kind of like HeadTheGong's leaf catching. It didn't feel like winter until I had got down in the snow and waved my arms and legs with glee, making the perfect angel. I was kind of a pro at it. I still have photos somewhere I took of the ones I made with a dear friend in high school. This may not be possible, since I no longer live in the land of snow. However, if the opportunity presents itself I will take it. Hopefully, I won't be in a dress and heels...


Shannon said...

Loved all three catch up posts! Hope all is well. :)

As you wish for yourself, I wish for you also.

Emily said...

Aw, I'll do a snow angel for you! We're supposed to get a bit of a winter storm here in the next couple of days- I haven't down one in years, but for you, CS, anything:)

Creatively Sensitive said...

@Shannon - Glad you liked! Things have been rotating between really busy, really fun, and really tired the past few days. Thanks for asking :)

@Emily - I want pictures!!! I will post them, really.

Heck, anybody who does a snow angel between now and 11:59 on New Year's Eve and sends me a picture I will post on New Year's Day! Bring it!!

Marilyn said...

love, love, LOVE this!!! i loved your letters to yourself. (and the skin thing made me laugh.) your travels sound great...some of my fave places...including Doug Fir...have never been to the lounge, just love eating at the restaurant when i stay there. ;) as you wish for yourself, i wish for you also.

p.s. where did you stay in the redwoods (if you feel like sharing)?

Creatively Sensitive said...

@Marilyn - Thanks for asking. I'm back there in my mind, picking blackberries for breakfast

Mare/TommyGirl said...

I love your letters to self! And your wish is so simple and free!

As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you also!

Yvonne said...

Loved this!

Jen said...

so cute.

BunnyKissd said...

What a wonderful wish! I've not made a snow angel in YEARS! Perhaps I'll do that today in your honor, as we certainly have enough snow for it! {{{hugs}}} As you wish, so too do I.

Pam said...

What a wonderful wish!
I will make a snow angel FOR you, since I DO still and forever live in the land of snow...
And I'll get my KIDS to do it too... and take pictures of soggy giggly kids in the snow...

Julie Jordan Scott said...

You delight me. Your Reverbing and Wishcasting... each and all of it. I may seek a snow angel, myself now.... (thanking you for the reminder)

As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you also!!!

My Reverbbing today...

Cinderita said...

As you wish forself, I wish for you also. xo

EcoGrrl said...

yay oregon (i'm a native!) - glad you enjoyed and arch cape is SO lovely isn't it :)

that's funny i wanted to make a snow angel when i was in scotland over thanksgiving and was SO overwhelmed by its beauty that i completely forgot!