“Whatever the struggle, continue the climb. It may only be one step to the summit.”
— Diane Westlake, author
Have you ever been on a hike and the trail faded out. The path became fainter and fainter and even looking up ahead, it’s hard to see where to pick it back up?

It’s a time when following your instincts and faith in oneself is definitely required. Okay, and maybe see if the dog is getting a sense for it too. but pretty much you’re on your own.

That’s what this week has brought me. Feeling really muddy. Lots of trees – i.e. content to read, resources to check out, research analysis paralysis to look at into the wee hours of the morning – but little path.

Starting this post has brought to mind one of my favorite songs to belt out in the car – Miley Cyrus’ The Climb

I can almost see it
That dream I’m dreaming
But there’s a voice inside my head saying
You’ll never reach it
Every step I’m taking
Every move I make feels
Lost with no direction
My faith is shaking
But I, I gotta keep trying
Gotta keep my head held high
There’s always gonna be another mountain
I’m always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be an uphill battle
Sometimes I’m gonna have to lose
Ain’t about how fast I get there
Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side
It’s the climb

Ok, that felt better. Literally had to go sing along with the lyrics on YouTube 🙂

My point is it has just been such a “keep the faith” week. When these weeks happen, I try very hard to see where the Universe and my angels are giving me “shout backs” of love and support. This is where I find my gratitude daily lists are so helpful. My special birthday necklace came in this week. My special perfume splurge. And lest you think it’s all about shopping, I had a wonderful first “Soul Circle” chat this evening with two women I completely related to. And that is always so refreshing because you just never know with online communities, do we?

Plus I redid my Danielle LaPorte “How do you want your life to feel?” for the first time in about ten years tonight. That feels like a strong sign of clarity… of the path coming back into view so I can keep on going. Keep on walking upwards, face turned towards the sun, breathing in the fresh woodsy scent, hearing my fellow wild friends chatter and charm.

Until next time…
blessed be

MANTRA: I embrace challenges as opportunities for growth.