My He(ART)-Full Life

Friday, January 3, 2014

hello 45!!!

"Now I become myself. It's taken time...many years and places." -May Sarton
Yesterday I turned 45...and with time...I come closer and closer to my truest self. Just like I felt a seismic shift when I turned 40 + became a first time mother...I feel another one coming on!! I feel an opening, a growing...a (r)evolution within. In so many ways...I feel a true coming into myself...I want to shout out from the rooftops..."I am here!!". I want to gather up all of myself...hold my pieces + claim them. I think back to the long journey I have been on...the dark years of my childhood and the darker yet years of my adolescence. I reflect on years of drifting and drowning, the years of emotional sufferings and self loathing...the longer still years of angers + bitterness. I look at my journey...and I am so very proud of myself...that lonely, very unsure child that turned into an even lonelier young woman...that young girl who didn't know her own worth...but managed to fiercely cling on to hope anyway. And now...I feel  a lightening of my load...I feel a deep surrender (my word for this year)...a letting go...of all those false stories others had written for me and I had taken upon myself as my own. I feel a paradigm shift...letting go and flowering into mySELF. Not that there aren't steps backwards...not there aren't those awful days with a pull to the past...not that I won't falter + stumble and fall. But now I know...that no matter what...I will get up. And each year that I get further and further away from "what will they think??", shame and victimhood...I get closer and closer to authenticity, wholeheartedness and thriving. I want to claim each and every one of my years.  They have all led me to this person I am today.  ...Hello 45...I can't wait to see what you have in store for me.

Yesterday morning...Tim made me the most delicious breakfast...I felt like a queen...truly. I enjoyed every morsel...smoothies and veggie juice can wait until tomorrow:)

And then I spent the afternoon with Renoir, Monet, Picasso, Van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec...oh!! my! What more can a girl ask for???

 "Enough is  a fearless place" - Unknown...I saw this quote yesterday and I felt as if it was a special message for me...for us all.
 This is my world right here and I am forever grateful. For the very first time in my life...I feel safe + unconditionally loved. I belong here. And truly...after all my years of being an outsider...this feels like home. It's a gift I treasure and don't take for granted. Hello 45!!! I have a feeling you are going to be magical. And I surrender to it all.

1 comment:

kelly said...

Happy Birthday Soraya! I've been thinking about you! It sounds like you had a wonderful day...and you are in a wonderful place in your life. I'm so, so happy for you! I wish you all the best for 2014. (Thank you for the message. I'm writing it down and hanging it on the wall immediately. It speaks to me too. :))