We went to this amazing little hiking area in the valley near our house this past weekend.
It was Reggie’s first introduction to some trails. A lot for a little fella to smell, but he seemed to like it.
It was also the location that Zandra kindly let me play around with my camera and practice some of the new things I learned at the photography course I took a few weeks ago.
While there, we stumbled upon this graffiti.
“Tout est possible”
Which means: Everything is possible.
Everything is possible.
I needed to hear that.
But, who doesn’t need to hear that?
I find myself going though a phase of questioning. Questioning where to focus, where to invest time, where to expand.
Some things are set in stone. They are my top priorities: my marriage, my role as a mother and stepmother, my extended family (which also includes my dearest friends) and my commitment and growth in my faith. The job thing has to sort of be in this category too. It helps me keep things in perspective, so it’s an added bonus anyhow.
However, I find myself looking at many things I have avoided over the years out of fear, anxiety, insecurity or maybe even some laziness.
Then there are the things that I just had to put on the back shelf until a “better time”.
I have spent years trying to lay the foundation of my life and my happiness. Rebuilding after having it all crumble. Redesigning when I met the love of my life. Re-balancing to accommodate my new little people and new circumstances.
(And we have done a ton of redecorating too, which finally came to an end this week when we finally finished the kitchen (nothing wrong with a 3 year kitchen reno, right?))
And it’s been going well. Really well.
So well in fact, that I feel like I’m ready to take some plunges. My toes have been dangling in the pool for a while, and I think I’m ready to jump in.
So when I saw this graffiti, it really was speaking to me.
Anything is possible. Everything is possible. It is all possible.
Just maybe not all at once.
I’m going to keep taking my time to choose what to tackle first, but with the knowledge that whatever I choose, it is possible.