I never really liked the word joy, I just didn’t get it. It felt like an old person’s word. Not very modern or fun. Then I had kids, and now when I see them light up and giggle, no other word comes to mind. It’s this unbounded sense of happiness that just comes pouring out of them. It’s so essential to their nature that it must be to mine too.

Joy

Somehow in the in-between of being a kid and a grown-up I lost my understanding of joy. Not to say I didn’t experience it, I just wasn’t purposeful about it.┬áSo after the last year of focusing on moving, transitioning my family, becoming part of a new community, growing my business, looking at taking care of myself, I have finally come around to that place where my bases feel covered. There is always a to-do list, there are always new things coming up, and change is happening. But dare I say it? I feel balanced and more than anything I want to focus on joy.

I feel in a strange way that I should have started here because it feels so amazing but I had all this other stuff I had to work through first to even get that. So this session for the first time ever, my biggest desire is to cultivate joy, to find it in simple things like cherishing my family, going outside, and dancing. Because anyone that knows me, knows how much I love to dance. Two weeks deep and I can honestly say, focusing on being joyful is a worthwhile pursuit. I can’t wait to see where 4 more weeks will take me. I know it’s really not something I’ll stop, but putting that intention out there means I’m more aware of joy than I ever have been before and I like that. I like that a lot. Think about it, what brings you joy? What puts a smile on your face and makes you feel amazing? Now go do that.

 

Lots of love,

Ali