My birthday & my big announcement
Today is my birthday and I’m ready to celebrate something big that’s been unfolding for me.
I believe that life is a soul-stirring adventure, a series of unpredictable moments and experiences that can stir our souls awake into our deepest, most whole-hearted truths.
I believe that the ups and downs of the soul-stirring adventure teach us so much about who we really are, what we're really made of, and what it is we truly stand for.
All that's unfolded for me and my family over the past five months has had it's ups and downs. One big change has been a catalyst for a lot of other decisions my husband and I have made that impact the trajectory of life for us and our girls.
There have been plenty of moments of joy, wonder, awe, and love. And I've had plenty of moments of fear, grief, and anxiety, too.
I've felt so quiet in this space for months now because what has been unfolding for me is so precious and vulnerable and has turned what I thought my "plans" were upside down.
And today, there's something about turning 38 (!) that inspires me to celebrate the magic and complexity of it all with you. This getting older thing is just another reminder that we are all on this soul-stirring adventure together, finding our way one step at a time through the unexpected and awe-inspiring turns of our lives.
So here I am.
20 weeks pregnant.
Yes, I'm pregnant! And I'm so grateful to share this chapter of my soul-stirring adventure with you.
Our linear plans and projections don't always line up with what the universe has in store for us. I've been living this lesson in a deep way since March of this year and I'm ready to share so much with you in the coming weeks.
I've felt humble and new in so many ways over the past five months. And I've felt old (sometimes too old!) and wise. Curious and childlike. Scared and dumbfounded.
I've felt so many things and I know that the truth is you have, too, no matter what it is you're going through or taking on at this time in your life.
And it's from this common space we share, where both our potent wisdom and that feeling that we're just stumbling in the dark, come together in our oneness as a human family.
I'll also be sharing with you in the coming weeks how a baby arriving in November will impact my work at The Nourished Home. I'll be sharing some time sensitive and exciting ways we might be able to work together before I begin maternity leave in late October. More to come on that soon!
For now, know that I thank you for sharing this wild journey with me. If you're in the U.S., I'm wishing you a beautiful 4th of July tomorrow. Wherever you are in the world, I'm wishing you joy and ease with whatever it is that's unfolding for you today!
With warmth & light,