poeming on the last day of being 38


my word for this year
growth and expansion
digging deeper into my life
meeting the possibilities
not shirking the grief
that comes with fully 
living in this expanded 
with its pain 

my word for this year
acknowledging the path
that's been bringing me
deeper and deeper into me
meeting the resistance
not shirking the contentment
that comes with fully loving
this heartsoulworld
of my life
in all its glory
every day: 
a gift


Since my birthday is so close to the beginning of the calendar year, I tend to pick my "word of the year" on my birthday instead of closer to New Year's Eve. It is, after a new year of my life, that I'm celebrating tomorrow. 

I have a few words I'm mulling over and I'll pick officially tomorrow and write about it later (probably on Thursday). 

Yes, I say yes: I am ready to turn 39. Yes.