Tiffany said this phrase recently and this picture of me dancing immediately came in my head. This is a picture of me spontaneously dancing in a robe that my grandma gave me. The robe is bright pink with flowers and is terribly cheesy. I am in smart wool socks that do not match the robe, at all. I am dancing with no music. I am being silly. It is a candid moment captured by my husband in an effort to show my grandma that I loved the robe. A picture of me standing in the robe wouldn’t do. I had to be dancing. It is an image that captures me as I am.
I am silly. I like to have moments where I am five. To me being five means I am silly and laughing and spontaneous. I am carefree and doing what I want, when I want. I am not thinking about the to do list or the work undone or the piles that need to be sorted. I am present. I am in the moment.
For me 2015 was a year of transformation. One could argue that every year is a year of transformation and that may be. But last year I went through a lot, and read a lot that made me think about my life critically and make positive changes. In 2016 there will be more of that, I know. But I also want to come as I am today. Yes, I want to grow. Yes, I want to make changes. But that doesn’t mean I don’t like who I am today. Because I do.
My mantra for 2016 is to come as I am. Get ready, 2016. Here I come!