My comfort zone has changed dramatically over the last seven years.
I now say yes to more things than I say no to. I spend several weeks a year in a country whose language I do not speak fluently. I travel on trains by myself to explore new countries. I can wire a lamp, I can climb a 30' ladder, I can make mayonnaise from scratch, I can identify a wood species by just looking at the grain, I can make boeuf bourguignon using only items I can find in my pantry, I can drive a 26' truck. I got a tattoo.
My life is so much broader than it was just a few years ago. My world is wider, my love is bigger, I try with my actions to create ripples in the pond that make my people's lives a little better. And now I'm ready to push through another layer of limitations.
The intention that will guide me in 2018 will be Challenge. I want to challenge myself to push past just good enough and finally become fluent in French. I want to challenge myself to practice gratitude for what I have. I want to challenge myself to do some things I'm pretty sure I can't. Small challenges and big ones; all are welcome.
My hope is that this quest will create a springboard to vault through another layer of limitations and on and on. I'm exhausted just thinking about it. In a good way.
What will I do with this one wild and precious life? I'm gonna leave it all on the field this year.