Reflections on a year of clarity
By hljeter on December 31, 2012
For many of us New Year's Eve provides that time of year for looking back on the past year before looking forward to the next. For me, the last year has been all about seeing things more clearly. Learning to move in life’s sweet spot, which is what this blog is all about, has required lots of moments of clarity.
And those moments have felt a bit like walking outside on a sunny day when it’s just snowed. The world is bright and glittery and so very beautiful, but the longer you stare at it, the more the view starts to hurt your eyes. Seeing clearly isn’t always pleasant.
For me each moment of clarity seemed to reveal some area of life that I really need to work on. And once I started figuring that one out, I experienced another moment that led to more areas that needed work. Who knew I was such a mess? (Probably my husband). I've often felt like a matryoshka doll—one that I found in an avalanche of snow. First, I had to find the doll and then start to remove one doll shell after the other. I kept wondering when I’d finally get to the solid, inner core.
Well, I haven’t reached the inner core. Hell, I don’t even know how many layers make up this doll, but the more layers I remove, the more that doll seems to shine.
My first moments of clarity made me want to bury the doll back in the snow, rush back inside and shut the shades. But there was something in the way the world was sparkling that offered me a glimmer of what could be. I just needed to take some time to let my eyes adjust. I'm still flying a blind, but with every layer, I get closer to the inner core.
My new year’s wish to all of you is to have just enough moments of clarity for your inner doll to shine through. Have a safe and happy New Year!
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