18 Jan

There are certain events in life, both good and bad, that cause a shift in the way you see the world; your first kiss, the birth of a child, reaching a goal, and even a death of a loved one. These shifts can happen years apart or continually, fast and furious. The past few years for me have been the latter, fast and furious. Between cancer, my book, reaching certain goals, the death of my friend, deepened friendships, and even certain new people that I have met, all of these things have been one after another constantly changing my perspective and even showing me even more how awesome and beautiful this world is and the people in it. This past week I had another major shift happen in my life. Without going into great detail at this time, this shift brought feelings of both a death and a birth; the sadness and grief you experience from death coupled with the warmth, joy, and peace after a birth. My day ended with my view of the world being simple and beautiful despite the freezing temperatures and snowfall. An overriding theme to all these shifts is hope.

I have come to accept the feeling of not knowing where I am going. And I have trained myself to love it. Because it is only when we are suspended in mid-air with no landing in sight, that we force our wings to unravel and alas begin our flight. And as we fly, we still may not know where we are going to. But the miracle is in the unfolding of the wings. You may not know where you’re going, but you know that so long as you spread your wings, the winds will carry you.” ― C. JoyBell

I love this quote because if you recall from my 25 Things.. post, I love beautiful things that fly (not bugs), butterflies, hawks, eagles…because they look so free. Life never guarantees us an easy road but there’s always hope. Today is exactly the time between what’s already been and what’s yet to come so all we can do is live, learn, then move forward. With every shift I have learned different lessons and I welcome them. All I know for now, is that I will continue to live with breathless anticipation and hope, always open to whatever change comes next.

Today I wear Marc Jacobs Lust for Lacquer Lip Vinyl in No Regrets. These full coverage lipglosses are amazing! They have full on color and they are fairly long lasting. A friend and I sorta went nuts at Sephora trying all of these on. Although I bought Fame, No Regrets (which is red) is next. I chose it today for the name. No matter what choices, or paths we take we can learn from them and move forward, regrets are a waste of time. Cheers!


7 Responses to “Shift”

  1. Our Sacred Oversouls January 18, 2014 at 12:29 pm #

    Thank you, beautiful Anna, for putting life into such timely perspective for me. As I face the future filled with hope, my mother recently diagnosed with Stage IV metastatic breast cancer, your words lift my spirits and inspire me to remain positive and unafraid. My fear is not for myself, but for the pain, physical and emotional unrest that my precious, beloved Mother endures so bravely without a word of complaint ever. She is my hero and her name is Betsy Cain. Beautiful, beautiful Betsy Cain. ❤ Wishing you the best always, wonderful everything in your life, all for your highest good. You are loved and appreciated by me.

    • Anna January 18, 2014 at 12:34 pm #

      Thank you for the kind words. I’ll be praying for the beautiful Betsy!

      • Our Sacred Oversouls January 18, 2014 at 1:30 pm #

        Thank you, from all of us who love her, and from our Beautiful Betsy, too – As we also pray for beautiful you! xoxo

  2. Jo Heroux January 18, 2014 at 12:40 pm #

    This outlook, this perception is why I love you so much. We all sit at the nexus of then and when for that is the definition of now. Accepting with wings spread to soar…yes, I share that with you while I’m totally loving and/or experiencing NOW.

    • Anna January 18, 2014 at 10:45 pm #

      Thank you Jo! I can tell we share similar perspectives on living! Keep soaring, love you!

  3. Grace January 20, 2014 at 12:48 pm #

    Your wings are beautiful, Anna! I can imagine you dipping and soaring through the floating mountains in “Avatar”, complete with the joyous calls of your fellow riders 🙂

    • Anna January 20, 2014 at 12:54 pm #

      Thank you Grace!

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