It has been a complicated year for me. My mom has been ill. I am lucky enough that she lives with me and all of her treatment is in New York - but it has been logistically and emotionally challenging as you might expect.
I have not been carving out a lot of time to write - partly because time has been a scarce resource and partly because I haven’t been sure that I have a lot to say. I also definitely wasn’t sure that any one was reading and getting value from Fig & Birch.
Then I received the most lovely, unexpected gift. I led a session as part of a client off-site attended by a number of individuals I had not previously met. A woman who was there approached me and shared that she had discovered Fig & Birch when reading up on me - that it resonated with her and that she passed it along to a friend who was having a particularly difficult day. I was so surprised and let her know that I had not been writing as regularly as in the past - she encouraged me to get back in the habit.
So here I am, anchoring back to why I started this in the first place. To create a space to apply some learnings from my field and life in a way that I hope helps others to do the same.
I am working on saying yes. Yes to taking in small, beautiful moments. Yes to possibility. Yes to finding time to write - especially when I don’t feel I have time and don’t know for sure if the words are having the impact I hope.
“I learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelo
I am full of gratitude that I am reconnected to the power of words to inspire and connect.