Thank you 2018!

A year ago I would never have thought that I’d be sitting here, with these experiences, feelings, in this room. A year ago I had no idea of where my move would take me, I couldn’t even imagine that I’d meet such amazing people whom I’d find myself loving. Or that I’d once again have to practice letting go. Practice accepting.

This year has been a year of growth and progress. A year of change and stepping forward. I’ve found myself, lost myself and yet again faced myself. I’ve loved, believed, trusted and hoped. I’ve laughed, cried, yelled and enjoyed the silence.

I’ve been driving in the fjords in Norway, spent days at the beach, in the park, had adventures in strange cities, jumped off cliffs into the cooling water. I’ve sat anxiously in an airplane, been scared for my loved ones, seen how slow healing can be. I’ve struggled with loss, said goodbye more than once.

I’ve danced in festivals, nightclubs, on the kitchen floor until the sun has cast its first rays again. I’ve moved, changed. I’ve stepped into an airplane with my heart open, walked through the streets of Barcelona, gone for adventures in Copenhagen, said hi to my old friend Stockholm.

I’ve let go, I’ve quit my job. I’ve learnt to trust. To trust me and the voice within me where the force of life and inspiration float. I’ve written, let my soul be printed down in thousands of words. I’ve let my feelings float out through the movement of the pen, in the strokes of the brush.

In the midst of all this change, growth and progress my own path has shone clearer than ever before. A year ago I couldn’t have imagined that I’d be writing Soul’s stories or painting energies, and yet these things are my own diamonds. Things that in the midst of any storm bring me enormous amounts of joy and strength. They bring me meaning. I’m immensely grateful that I’m able to do something that I find so very meaningful. Something that echoes the whispers of my heart. Grateful that I can help, that I can remind of the love that lives in all of us through my work.

With a spring in my heart, I’m wondering what next year will bring along and I decide to trust. I look back at the year and see all that I couldn’t even dream of and I choose to step into the new year with openness. Open and accepting to everything that life brings along.

Thank you for sharing this journey with me. Thank you for being, you wonderful and beautiful child of love and light. I wish you an amazing, opening and adventure-filled new year 2019!

With great gratitude and love,
Ida

 

 

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