One year ago, I test drove a new vehicle.
As soon as I sat in the vehicle... it felt familiar. Like home. Natural. So comfortable.
Then life got busy, and I put it off.
I took a mindful pause over December. I slowed down. And... guess what popped up?
The vehicle I test drove.
Despite being told it would be a 4-6 month wait to get the one I wanted... One landed in my lap. With a 1 month wait.
It arrived 1 week before my birthday.
It felt like a physical manifestation of my values - freedom, adventure and connection.
It felt like an expression of my independence. I can go up to the ski hill without getting stuck, I can drive down any back road I want for the perfect camping spot.
It felt like an acknowledgement of my landing, grounded and secure, as a single mama of 3. An expression of knowingness... that I am safe, and I am ok. And I am so much more than that... I am also abundant and I am thriving.
But... for some reason... I hesitated to celebrate it. I couldn't...