My trip to Costa Rica left me feeling changed – expanded. Leaving my usual routines and allowing myself to go with the flow and just enjoy the beauty and the differences was the respite that I needed but it also opened a new door. Where this will lead me remains to be seen but I’m curious and ready to pay attention.
I’m home and snuggled back into all that is familiar. It was wonderful to see Patrick and Meg in their element and to see how they are creating and navigating their lives as an observer, offering a few words of wisdom when asked.
I feel changed somehow. An open and honest connection materialized and even though I’m Patrick’s mother, I’m now a peer – a fellow human being on a life’s journey. Deep struggles and truths were revealed and heard and now my role as both a mother and a fellow traveler is to be available, to explain what’s worked for me, to offer love, empathy and compassion and to continue living my own life with attention and purpose.
Here are a couple of photos from my trip –
Blessings on your journeys, Patrick and Meg.
“You’ll learn, as you get older, that rules are made to be broken. Be bold enough to live life on your terms, and never, ever apologize for it. Go against the grain, refuse to conform, take the road less traveled instead of the well-beaten path. Laugh in the face of adversity, and leap before you look. Dance as though EVERYBODY is watching. March to the beat of your own drummer. And stubbornly refuse to fit in.”
― Mandy Hale