Life has so many interesting twists and turns, it is rarely a straight line for very long. If I find myself stuck on a straight line I now challenge myself (sometimes reluctantly) to look inside and see what feelings, desires, fears, passions, questions I am not letting come to the surface. I have found that it is only when I let them come fully to the surface that I have the ability to address them head on with curiosity and truth.

Funny enough curiosity was the hardest place for me to go at first because I was so used to judging what I was feeling. And most often this judgement was based on what I thought others would think of me, want from me or would make me appear as uncomplicated as possible. Believe me I have come to understand and embrace that I am a complicated individual. It is in those complications that I find the deeper connections to those around me and to just purely enjoying my daily life.

I started this inner journey in a more conscious way about nine years ago with my tribe in the picture below. I would never have guessed that I would be writing this in Hawaii, on my honeymoon nine years later. This tribe that has and continues to love, support, challenge, push, shove, hug, laugh, cry and most importantly always accepts me exactly where I am. I am truly beyond grateful for always having a soft landing with them even when I’m coming in hot!

I am starting a new blog series called Living Out Loud – #myinsidematchesmyoutside #buffaloismyword

I hope you follow along, offer your feelings, share what’s happening with you as we are all on this journey together!

Until next time!  Hugs, Mira