05 June 2012

Being and Becoming


In the early summer at home, the air smells sweet, heavy, and earthy, and the sun laughs its light-filled rays to earth and casts casting living shadows of fluttering leaves and swaying branches. Fireflies dance in the twilight, stars blinking softly amidst high grasses. It is at this time of year that I put my shoes away, savoring the sensations of grass tickling my toes, soil kissing my soles.

In Germany, it is chilly now, and feels like the first days of autumn. Just days ago the rain came pouring down, soaking the world in heavy sheets, grey skies twirling and surging above. Peonies are blooming, and roses, too. On blue, sun-filled days he light lingers in the sky, disappearing reluctantly only after 10:30 in the evening. It is so beautiful here, in its own way, and I am treasuring the quickly dwindling time I have left – just one and a half more months.

I watched this video by the magnificent Leonie today. (Oh, Leonie, you are so wonderful and full of magic!) Invest in yourself, she whispers. Give yourself the knowledge and tools you need to realize your dreams.

And so I wonder, yet again, what it is that is my calling. Where do my passions lie? What do I want to share with the world? What is important to me? I will – I hope! – be graduating in less than a year, and am already standing on the brink of something grand and terrifying and amazing. What do I want to do? Does one ever in a lifetime really find an answer to this?

What dreams do you hold on to tightly, loves? I would love to hear them. What is it that makes your heart sing?

Perhaps it will be clearer where I am on my journey when I share the last part of my story on Thursday. And what a weekend this will be: my love A and I are travelling to Austria and (still crossing my fingers!) Italy for a few days. Wish us good weather!


Deanna said...

So amazing isn't it to be standing on that edge. I am there too although I am farther on in 40. It is amazing and exciting. I am really hoping you get to Italy. Our first trip to Europe will be in September to Paris. We are so excited.

Deanna xoxo

Brandi {not your average ordinary} said...

I graduated university 10 years ago now, and I'm still asking myself those questions every day. I think you need to, to remind you of where you want to go, and to check in because sometimes where you want to go changes. What I know more than anything else is that I want everything I do to make me feel alive and vibrant.


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