I just spent a month “in it.” In what? In all of it. I just dove right into life with my two girls. After driving my Mazda Protégé for the last 13 years, I traded it in and bought a new car, a Kia Soul (the name felt so fitting), and we road tripped for one month throughout Northern California, to all of the places that have pulled on my heartstrings. We stayed with friends on farms, in cities, in towns, just simply enjoying the adventure of it all, the new experiences, being invited into people’s lives, being open to discovering where we feel like we fit in the world. And so there wasn’t a whole lot of quiet reflection on the trip because days were spent living, practicing presence, saying yes to life, and nights were spent talking with friends, playing music, star gazing, and enjoying new experiences. I went on the trip with an open mind, and very quickly, I fell in love, with the Redwood trees, the wide open spaces, the wilderness, and how I felt amidst all of it. We came back a few days ago, and whoa, after a heart-opening trip, a soul-awakening adventure, came the task of integration…. Integrating the experience I’d had, back into the life I was living on the daily in San Diego. And so, I’ve come back to this, to writing. To being in communion with the flow of my own voice. So, after unpacking, taking care of all the responsibilities of life upon my return, my true return came as I returned to my writing, to my process of reflecting, creating, allowing, and listening… And so I plan on answering the calls I receive from life (thank you Louise Hay), and following the steps that are laid out before me. And so for now, I’ll be offering my online course again in a few weeks, it’s full of guided meditations I’ve created to deepen into the very process I’ve just written about, the process of reflecting, creating, allowing, and listening that comes through writing, and integrating all of it, and deciding what needs to go and what needs to be invited in. And is there a move to Northern California in my future? Undoubtedly so, but for now, I’ll follow each step that is laid out before me, while saying yes to life with an open heart and awakened spirit.