I had a great break and am returning renewed, rejuvenated, and charged up!
One of the amazing adventures I had during my two weeks of going unplugged was hiking down and then swimming up to Pe’epe’e Falls on the Big Island of Hawaii. (That's it in the photo.)
I was scared - mostly because it was something I'd never done before - but I was there with others, and a local guide, and I trusted my own abilities and theirs.
We hiked in and then carefully clambered down the rocks until I was only a few feet above the waterline. Someone else splashed in and started swimming across the pool of water.
I jumped. The water was cold. Shouting-out-loud cold. I plunged down, but kicking my legs hard I broke back up through the surface. And I yelled. I hooted. I laughed.
And then I swam. All the way to the falls.
The adventure was a great reminder to me that new stuff can be scary, but also exhilarating.
So, instead of coming up with a list of resolutions that I may or may not fulfill, this year I'm trying something new:
I'm defining my intent for the year.
Sort of like a mantra, or a catch-phrase - this intent is something I can come back to for the next 361 days, and feel grounded in.
My intent for 2010 is:
Like sunrise, breaking through clouds and changing everything.
Like believing in my ability to break through my established patterns and do new things.
Like coming back up and breaking through the surface of the water and knowing that ANYTHING is possible.
2010 is my year to Break Through.
What's YOUR intent / catch phrase for the year? Share it with your GSA, or here in comments!