When I first began my graduate studies, I was partnered with Ellen, a student who was in her last quarter. Ellen is an amazing coach, and she once asked me what image symbolized where I wanted to be – as a woman, wife, mother, professional, friend. What single objet could be the emotional shorthand for all of the feelings I yearned for: being balanced, centered, grounded yet uplifted, hearing my inner wisdom…yada yada yada. You know the drill.
I couldn’t see anything. Nothing came to mind. The harder I tried, the more illusive the image. Then, once I relaxed (hmmm….life lesson) it suddenly appeared in my brain, fully formed. A single blue egg, speckled beige and brown, sitting in a twiggy nest.
The next quarter, my colleague Laura and I teamed up to coach one another. She helped me grow the single egg into three, and whittle down my laundry list of feelings into a simple un, deux, trois. Being present, trusting, and letting go.
Creative magician Allie, my website designer, incorporated the three blue eggs into my logo and we evolved the feelings into a tag line of embracing. strengthening. releasing.
All of that is the background for the indigo-orange images I’m going to post today and tomorrow.
The first is a gift from my study buddy Allison. What can I say? Merci.
What do you Dream. Wish. Believe? Keep me posted.