One of the most rewarding experiences of my life has been to rekindle my relationship with my family. My now centered present has allowed me to become part of daily (and very entertaining) moments that have brought us back together. I have realized that there is no time like the present to work on those friendships we wish to take back.
As a very generous gift from my sister and brother-in-law, my father, brother, one of my best friend and I took a long weekend to the cayes in Belize. We went snorkeling in Orchid Caye, ate the best cauliflower tacos (the vegan version of the most famous dish in the entire caye “fish tacos”) and of course, enjoyed watching a school of very bright blue fishes along a few manta rays that kept popping up near the boats in Hatchet Caye.
It was a very pleasant and enlightening experience to enjoy facing my fears: I hadn’t snorkeled in more than 10 years! I panicked every time I thought about diving into the unknown… I mean, the odd were completely against me in a huge space where, literally, hundreds of thousands of living sea creatures could (and “would”) gang up against me. But, what two gorgeous 6 and 7 year olds taught me was a lesson worth looking more deeply into.
My wedding is less than 4 months away (yay!) and I’ve decided that there is no time like the present to start making things that favor my sanity, that feed my soul and allow my inner child to roam around free. Starting my life with a brilliant partner, an old soul and my best friend is a journey in itself. But, the biggest journey I have (and the biggest commitment I will every have) is with myself. And, at 29 I am still nowhere near knowing exactly who I am. We, all of us, are extremely heroic creatures; facing an ocean of unknown possibilities and yet, we take a dive into this vastness every single day by making choices that no one can guarantee the outcome of.
My health coach was kind enough to point out that the sea is a wonderful teacher and one of the strongest energies this universe has to offer. To me, one of the biggest teachers as well. We can mirror ourselves through our fears and willingness to face them. So now, I encourage you to get some vitamin sea whenever possible and allow yourselves to grow and dive into this holistic world of possibilities, health and happiness.