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I wish…

May 12, 2010

It’s been an emotionally heavy month in an emotionally heavy year. Some days, it feels like my heart doesn’t know where to land anymore. I have been torn apart by some pretty significant work challenges, relationship challenges, leadership challenges, parenting challenges, marriage challenges, and any number of ordinary day-to-day life challenges.

It hasn’t all been bad, but sometimes it feels like I would do almost anything for just a bit of good news for a change, or just a few weeks of carefree, easy living.

With that in mind, when Jamie asked “what do you wish to experience” for this week’s Wishcasting Wednesday, I thought “oh my – it’s Spring, with Summer just around the corner – and I want to experience SO much of what is good and easy and light-hearted and beautiful in the world.”

I don’t need blow-your-mind big moments, I just need a good long series of simple, good things. So here are some of those things I wish to experience:

  • A retreat. A few days of delicious, non-guilt-inducing, non-heavy-thinking, simple, refreshing retreat.
  • A few dozen long, luxurious, wind-at-your-back bike rides, with or without companions.
  •  Some photo walks, where I get lost behind the lens, staring at bees landing on flowers, broken glass on the sidewalk, or the way the setting sun sets the leaves aglow.
  • Campfires. A drink in hand, the ingredients for s’mores nearby, the crackling fire, and some of the easy people in my life relaxing in lawnchairs around the circle.
  • Spontaneous beach days with my daughters. Sand between the toes, ice cream treats, sunshine.
  • Quiet moments with a paintbrush and an idea, hiding in my studio/sanctuary.
  • A road trip. Laughing in the car, stopping for snacks and pee-breaks, hours and hours of staring out the window.
  • Time to write this idea that keeps burning in my brain.
  • Lovely little Folk Festival moments – listening to music, hanging out with my sister, watching the dragonflies flutter past.
  • Positive changes. Something shifting in the areas of my life that feel stuck. Emerging from this tunnel into the Summer sunshine.
  • Connections. A few deep and honest conversations with safe people who wake me up to new truths.
  • Rest. (Can we get back to that retreat? Oh how I long for it!)
  • Mostly I just want to experience an easy stretch on this “journey” I’m on this year. A straight stretch of road, with lovely scenery where nothing jumps out on the road ahead of me and no storm clouds blur the view.

That’s enough for now. It doesn’t seem like too tall an order, does it?

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12 Comments leave one →
  1. May 12, 2010 1:31 pm

    Beautiful wishes!
    As Heather wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

  2. Dovelily permalink
    May 12, 2010 1:37 pm

    Those sound like absolutely fantastic ways to relax and recoup from all of your recent life challenges! I know an awful lot has been thrown your way this year, but I do believe those days of much-earned and deserved rest are headed your way! Much love and many hugs!

  3. May 12, 2010 2:00 pm

    As Heather wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

  4. May 12, 2010 3:38 pm

    May all your soul nourishing wish come true! As Heather wishes for herself, so I wish for her also!

  5. May 12, 2010 3:54 pm

    isn’t it amazing how we wish for all these specific things when if in the moment we could breathe completely into the fullness of what is right here right now–the pain, the heaviness, the challenge, whatever it is–our souls would feel nourished? this is a lesson i have to learn over and over and over again. may you and we find the goodness, easiness, light-heartedness, and the beauty in each moment, no matter what else is happening. metta, katy

  6. May 12, 2010 5:41 pm

    these are beautifully powerful wishes.
    i wish we do get together for coffee one of these days!
    as heather wishes for herself, so i wish for her also.

  7. May 12, 2010 7:59 pm

    as heather wishes for herself, may her wishes all be granted.
    blessings to you always!

  8. May 13, 2010 3:05 am

    I don’t think that is a tall order at all. I think if you are able to put it so clearly into words, that it is all possible. A straight stretch of road – that sounds wonderful! I want a little “boring” myself. Yes, a week or two of utter “boring”, that would recharge my battery.

  9. Melissa permalink
    May 13, 2010 5:58 am

    As Heather wishes for herself, I wish for her also.

  10. May 13, 2010 3:11 pm

    Ah, the Folk Festival. Coming up fairly soon, I believe.

  11. May 13, 2010 4:14 pm

    That’s a magnificent list. Not too tall an order at all, especially since it won’t all be going on at the same time. 🙂

    As Heather wishes for herself, so I wish for her as well.

  12. May 14, 2010 10:07 am

    As Heather wishes for herself, so I wish for her also. I could have written this post… so much similar, heavy experiences in the last year. Here’s to those lovely light filled moments that lift your soul!

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