Identifying and moving towards your light

Best Friend and I often ask people to do things that make them feel a bit nervous, icky, butterfly’y. And we keep doing it because of the end product. Every. Single. Time.

We’ve just returned from Life of Yes℠ Sleepaway Camp. One of those nervous, icky, butterfly’y scenarios.

No phones!

Unknown destination!

By yourself!

People you don’t know!

Unknown agenda!

Shared bathrooms!

Many of us choose Camp to gain clarity. On love. Career. Health. Relationships. Purpose. Steps. Future. Because fumbling in the darkness is a real, at times painful, thing. It’s easy to get stuck, to be paralyzed, to not know what direction to travel. To have no light which which to moth.

It’s a wonderful thing to come back from a weekend of strangers in such different places and on different journeys in their lives and say, “I felt comfortable. Supported. Heard. That I belonged. That I could be me. That I have a plan.”

It’s a wonderful thing to come back from a weekend in 3 degrees Somewhere Magical and say, “I felt warm.”

But our weekend isn’t the end product, is it? Now we get to grow relationships with these new people and we get to grow ourselves with the new knowledge, inspiration, and action steps gained in our short yet long 48 hours.

Here’s to a never attained end product, as we continuously shift and morph and pivot and backtrack and tiptoe forward and steam engine forward. However we move, we’re moving. We’re not staying still. Out of fear, uncertainty, comfort.

We’ve identified what it is, today, that we want. That may change. No need to think about the “What ifs?” There were always be What ifs.

What’s important is that we each now have a light that’s flickering in the distance and that we’re each moving towards the twinkles.

img_7845img_785120170108_074540img_7819img_7821 20170108_104611 20170107_150926img_7886img_7860 img_7853img_786320170107_094828 img_7877 img_7881 img_7883 img_7892 img_790820170107_10084220170108_104209 img_7918 img_792020170107_193759 img_7924 img_792620170108_085101 img_7937 img_7938 img_7939 img_7942 img_7962 img_7963 img_7969 img_7974 img_7977 img_7996 img_8009 img_8029 img_8039