|pola by Sus, Abruzzo Italy|
Moments before this photo was taken, Meg and I picked (stole) a massive ripe pomegranate off a tree while no one was looking and snuck it into my bag. The heat of the day had not yet dissipated and I was feeling a bit too warm in my jeans, a little self-conscious of my make-up free state and I knew my hair really needed a wash. But I was also grateful that Sus was happy to expel precious polaroid film on me.
In the moment this was taken, I felt awake, open, happy and so grateful. Its a feeling I am getting used to.
Much of the last few years has been about healing; working through the ‘stuff’ brought up by this big soul-love, irrecoverably changing my body with kindness, and letting myself imagine the life I really really want. I have written before, about the sense of being prepared for something, and there is a quiet giddiness about this still. Its feels kind of epic.
Behind the scenes, I am stretching my wings into coaching work and I have found that Nora Ephron was so right: ‘everything is copy’. All of my learnings and losses, combined with almost twenty years of supporting thousands of people through organisational change: it has all brought me to here.
And so I’ll be making a few changes around the Magical Mystery Tour over the next few months. This little corner of the information superhighway brings me so much joy and connection, I am getting ready to expand it to take in my new bigness.
Today is my thirty ninth birthday and to celebrate I made a little something for you.
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