“Try not to resist the changes that come your way. Instead let life live through you. And do not worry that your life is turning upside down. How do you know the side that you are used to if better than the one to come?” – Rumi
I know that the trips that I take people on are going to change their lives – that they will never be the same after leaving their time in Italy with me. What I did not calculate into this is how much each group would inevitably change me. The group of fabulous women that I had the pleasure of traveling with in May reminded me what it meant to truly experience a place again like it was the first time… I am forever grateful for your enthusiasm, openness of mind, and joy in the new.
I left this last trip a changed person. My life is completely different and to ignore these changes in me would be doing a disservice to the world at large. So I am allowing myself to follow my heart, to change where I needed to the most, and to be brave enough to jump even though I risk ultimate failure…it’s better than holding still.
“I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart. I am, I am, I am.” – Sylvia Plath
So here’s to change, growth, and future happiness. Diana, Katie, Tina, Christine, and Amanda – Ladies, thank you from the bottom of my heart.