Creating a plan forward is definitely a great way to inject some new energy into your life. For the years we have lived here, the north has been the life we've wanted and actively created. It's an experience that has fulfilled and enriched us both. I've been a part of a very small population that experiences beauty in the frozen landscapes, a moon that pops out of the sky, northern lights that never tire of dancing the night away and solstice days that stretch from early morning to earlier morning.
It is just recently that we've felt a strong pull to explore other things, away from the north.
I do believe that everyone is at all times actively creating the life they have. Today doesn't just randomly appear out of nowhere ~ it is a flow from yesterday into tomorrow. We shape and move in a web of constructs and boundaries we ourselves create. This is life.
I think transitioning sometimes is confusing. Mostly because we put ourselves in position to test boundaries that at one time, we thought were as stretched as we could get. Knowing that you're being called to explore something deeper and perhaps seemingly riskier can bring up a lot of emotions. I'd say those emotions (fears) have been circling and surfacing in me for the last couple of months. And remarkably, as heavy as those feelings have been, today is total peace and acceptance. As though I've just weathered a great storm, and now my heart is full of gratitude that all the things that matter still remain.