Last year, when I chose the word POSSIBILITY as my "one little word," it was because there was some sort of . . . pull . . . deep inside me for . . .
I thought, then, that I needed to consider new possibilities for my life. And, at the time, I thought I needed to add something (a new project, new creative ventures, more this, more that). I never thought about what I might leave behind.
What I discovered over the course of my year of POSSIBILITY was quite shocking to me! As the year rolled on, I slowly began to realize that in order to explore/find/discover new possibilities, I first needed to make room for them. I understand now (because hindsight always makes you wiser) that adding something "new" . . . without considering what was "already there" . . . would have been a horrible mistake, and wouldn't actually help me at all.
(Ah. The power of one little word.)
So my year of POSSIBILITY . . . became a year of creating space! I started with my closet. Most unexpected, but so satisfying. (And still ongoing, truth be told. Paring down happens in stages. . . as I realize how lightly I really can pack!) It moved on to the garden, where I did a lot more digging-up than planting-in last year. It moved into my head - in a very big way - where I started thinking very hard about commitments and priorities and passions.
And that's when it really hit me.
What I discovered was this: My time (and my heart) were beging consumed by my job -- a job I'd actually been "tricked" into accepting (can you say "bait-and-switch"?), didn't ever want, and was holding onto for some weird sense of obligation. My original search for new possibilities, I now understand, was actually a search for my own heart. Because I felt so empty and drained from the demands of a job I didn't want to have in the first place.
So I cleared space.
Today is my first "official" day without that particular job in my life.
Now, my JOURNEY really begins. I've cleared space -- and now I'm heading out for uncharted territory.
I'm not sure where I'm going, but I know I'm on my way!