I’m almost caught up on my Best of 2009 blog responsibilities! Tomorrow: Dec 10 &11th.
December 8 Moment of peace. An hour or a day or a week of solitude. What was the quality of your breath? The state of your mind? How did you get there?
I think of many peaceful moments whenever I look at the photo on the left. This little stretch of beach is a 20 minute walk downhill from my Mom’s house. If I’m at home and the weather is nice, I like to walk down to the water (grab a Starbucks on the way) park myself on a log and just sit. Sometimes I read a book, but a lot of the time I just stare out at the ocean and think. I’ve solved many problems while sitting on a log looking out at the sea. When I was home in May I did exactly what I just described: sat down, thought & reflected while admiring the view. It was a really peaceful moment.
I’m really lucky that I grew up only a 5 minute walk from this beautiful coastline. The ocean and the sense of peace it gives me is one of the things I miss most now that I live in Ontario.
December 9 Challenge. Something that really made you grow this year. That made you go to your edge and then some. What made it the best challenge of the year for you?
The beginning of 2009 was really challenging: I was injured and working in a job that was toxic. I was so stressed out all the time that it was a challenge just to maintain my sanity. However, after I quit this job I started a new challenge: trying to figure out “what’s next” and find the confidence within myself to really pursue what I want to do. The first challenge wasn’t really rewarding, it was just something I had to get through. The second challenge I’m still working on however I think its going to pay off in the end. 2010 is going to be my year!!
What was your greatest challenge and greatest moment of peace this year?