Reflections on the 40 day Journey of Purpose 2/26/20 – 4/4/20
Journey of Purpose was nothing like what I thought it would be when I set out. First, in my intention, I thought the Journey would be about taking the Journeys to the next level; that is: putting them together in book form. That didn’t happen. Second, the Journey became about forgiving myself for not sticking with the first intention, and then trying to figure out what my real intention of the Journey was. It was about this time–about half way through the Journey, around March 18-19-20 that covid really came to the fore in Michigan, where I live. It was March 22 that the first shelter-in-place order was announced. At that point, the Journey became about shifting gears, figuring out what my place in the new order of things. I just kept painting my flowers. At one point, the flowers became my refuge, my shelter of relaxing and not worrying. When I mentioned this (relaxing) to my partner, the response was, “well…maybe that’s the purpose”. I could not disagree. I am not known for my relaxed state. Finally, around this same time, I received some information that put me on a brand-spankin’-new path. A new path of purpose. The next phase of my life was presented to me, and I grabbed onto it (I have not revealed what this is yet, but soon, as it is still not ready to be public). So that new path became the purpose.
I’ve never had a Journey jump around from intention-to-intention, purpose-to-purpose like this. Every Journey is new…still.
By the end of Journey of Purpose, I felt energized about going deeply within my worth (the next Journey). And that begins today.
For those of you who have followed along, I do owe you an apology. Journey of Worth did not begin on its scheduled day. These days in the stay-at-home- world, I have been allowing myself to ebb more than flow, to relax more than get things done. Delaying the start of Journey of Worth was in this bubble. I hope you understand and forgive me.
Journey of Worth…coming soon!