Which, oddly, is a good thing!!!
As I mentioned the last time we were together, I did a thing.
A thing I very much wanted to do.
A thing which, having done it, is terrifying on so many levels…
And, yes, we’re talking about the thing with passport numbers and plastic money.
Ironically, I’m not at all surprised to have fear show up! It happens a lot when we give ourselves permission to want what we want, even though – on several levels – wanting whatever it is may not seem to make much sense.
Which means – drum roll, please – it’s Medicine Basket time!
In order to follow along, you’re going to need a few details…
I, of the 6 knee surgeries in 9 years, am going to France this summer! The boonies, if you will, of France. The part where they like their centuries-old buildings the way they were built! The part you can’t get a direct flight to from the ATL!
And, ironically, that’s the – mentally – easy part!
Then there’s the I don’t speak the language part! (And a memory of the airport in Paris – the big, old, strung all over the place one – that has taken up residence in the box in my brain labeled Nope! Not again!)
Oh, and the minor bit about learning things which are, at the very least, not the way we’ve always done them.
And, yet, I am intending this trip with all my heart.
Well, with filters and metaphors and a text message to my youngest granddaughter!
You see, she has a thing on her phone which she said, while we were together for Thanksgiving, was helping her learn French. And this young woman loves to explain things! So, clearly, Grammy needs a thing-on-my-phone lesson!
Then, a bit of good old-fashioned red ink for the filter which insists that anything this scary is utterly unsafe. It now reads:
Fear is sometimes just a signal that it’s time to learn new things.
With a bit of button pushing, I’ve already discovered that there’s at least one way to get where I want to be without the scary airport in Paris!
Then, a good sorting of my metaphorical Medicine Basket. (The actual one is full of stick weaving at the moment!)
What goes in is a bottle of courage oil. A few old-fashioned medals for Saints. Ancestors, oddly. Seriously brave women. Then, the really cool red boots in the photo, which help sort both the mobility concern and a few others about who we are and how many of us have actually always done it!
Winner-winner-sushi dinner! as you’ve no doubt guessed! (Chicken being a non-starter with Tay at the table!)
There’s more, of course. Including a clever intention for an indoor walk on this cold, cloudy day!
For now, though, a question… for you!
What’s holding YOU back from your dreams???
Now, the spoiler alert. There’s a new quiz coming, and some cool videos full of goodies for your medicine basket. At the moment they exist metaphorically.
AND inside me… which means I can share them with you now! The low-tech way!
So, if this adventure saga makes your heart beat a bit faster… if it blows the dust off any of your dreams, let’s talk. My gift to you. And, some options which already exist for next steps. For tools for your medicine basket! We’ve got this! Hurry, though… the calendar elves are starting to feel swamped!
ps… nope! It’s not your imagination! The very cool red leather boots go really well with socks covered in prayer dots!
pps… look fabulously unique, stay warm, and help send an artist to France! There’s a special sale going on at FierceArtWithHeart !