We're moments away from celebrating with our loved ones. Just under a week away from the marking of this year, into a new one. An ending and a beginning. A place and time where I take immense delight in getting to reflect, to set, to reconnect to all that I have been, am and aspire to be.
As my fingertips dance along my keyboard, I am filled, consumed, overcome by immense gratitude. For this moment. The calm that is present. The happiness that pulses beneath my chest. The space. The synergy. The time. The wholeness. The connection. The people who constantly shine their light on my little slice of this lifetime, serving as an inspiration to me, to being human, expansive, courageous, loving, curious, adventurous, honest, wholesome, grounded, connected, engaged, encouraging, beyond joyous and honored to be receptive to it all.
These souls right here, my little family (not pictured, but also including our puppy Lima and 2 cats Zaleo and Askari) are my pulse. The reason, the why, the foundation for all of this existence. They are my compass, my grounding force, my equilibrium.
When sitting in this space, this very time last year, I knew what has been, would not always be. I knew that change was coming. When and how, would come with time. I felt it in every part of my soul.
You see, in May of 2021, we bought our first home and moved to a tiny mountain town. A calling that we had. A pulse, attracting us. Quickly, the messages started unraveling, the communication deepened, the universe - she was speaking very loudly. Being here has opened my soul, in ways I had only known when living in Tanzania the first time, back in 2013, nearly a decade prior. This place, these mountains have ignited my divine expression and reflection of how I am growing into being in this world.
One that includes space, time, nature, connection, honesty, deepened expressions.
One that includes an honoring of the courage that lives inside you and me and every single one of us.
One that includes a deepened connection to my values, my deepest dreams, goals, desires, truth and creating sacred containers to hold space for you to do the very same.
With this, I again, reflect in gratitude for the privilege of life in this very form and expression. And the honor of being in community with you. I am truly so grateful for you being here, being you, holding space for it all.
As we moved into the new year, here is what you will see here :
1. Courage Coaching :
Imagine if the goals you keep setting, the vision you have, the money you want to make, the leap you want to take all become your reality… I support women in building the courage to do just that! This is done through 1:1 coaching, my Living Courageously Blueprint and Courage Coaching Intensives. If desired and/or curious, you can book a complimentary hour discovery call to dive deeper into where you are in this moment and which one is most supportive for you.
2. Boutique Wedding and Lifestyle Photography :
Photography has been one of the greatest tools in getting to truly connect with you, the community in an intentional, intimate and joyous expression. With this, I have 1 spot left for 2023 weddings (yes, already) and I will still be doing lifestyle photography (engagements, families, etc.) on a limited basis. If you are wanting a photography session, I would be honored, but please inquire early to ensure you get in.
3. The Living Courageously Podcast :
This releases every Tuesday morning (2AM to be exact) where all podcasts are found. Episodes alternate between solo (where I reflect on tools, rituals, practices and tangible resources in living intentionally and courageously) AND the the interviewing phenomenal women through the lens of courage.
I truly hope you tune in, in any-which form resonates with you!
Please know, at all reflections, the inhalations and exhalations, I am beyond grateful you are here, you are a part of this courageous community and that I can so joyfully call you a friend.
Happy Everything! Many blessings as you celebrate the holidays with your loved ones!
See you in the New Year!
Photos by : Kristi of KLK Wedding Photography