:: CURIOUS KATY SOBERS UP! ::

FACT: I’ve been SOBER (Curious) since October 18, 2018⁣⁣. Annnd about three months later, still sober today.⁣⁣
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I almost don’t⁣ believe it myself but yes, it’s true. If you know me, you know I love my occasional spirits but you also know I’m a super curious person.⁣⁣ More behind the “why and WHYs” later...⁣⁣
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So the one week sober in “sober October” has now propelled its way all the way into “dry January,” and I cannot tell you good I feel. And not just physically — mentally, energetically, spiritually! I can remember my dreams!⁣ ⁣⁣⁣
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So when Lindsay  came to my class this morning and slipped me this book, the title, struck me : I AM SOBER CURIOUS. So I must ask you, my friends:⁣⁣⁣
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Have you ever made the choice to sober it up besides a “Dry January” experience?⁣⁣⁣
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Not here to tell you it’s the right choice or YOU should try it, but to let you in on my experience. ⁣⁣⁣
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And to remind you that: ⁣⁣⁣
♥ Curiosity knocks on our hearts daily, open it time and time again⁣⁣⁣⁣
♥ It’s okay to get curious about something and change your mind⁣⁣⁣⁣
♥ Comfort zones are not a safe place to hang and a little discomfort never killed anyone⁣⁣⁣⁣
♥ Stay curious, never judgmental (Walt Whitman)⁣⁣⁣⁣
♥ Mirror what you admire (and this very moment it’s this most spontaneous mirror selfie with Kari doin her thang!)⁣⁣⁣⁣

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:: I AM A LIGHT CHASER, A DARK EMBRACER ::

TRUST THE DARKNESS, IT WILL LEAD YOU TO LIGHT!

I am a constantly chasing the light, but honoring the darkness too.⁣⁣
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+ Seeking light with a sunrise, a sunset. ⁣⁣
+ Discovering light in others + aiding in that uncovering process for them.⁣⁣
+ Finding my own light and embracing the dark corners too. ⁣⁣
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And whatever I do find: embodying, honoring and staying with what is.⁣⁣
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What is — ME. ⁣⁣
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Letting myself be seen — the goodness, the imperfections, the realness and the shortcomings— anything and everything of what keeps me —Katy.⁣⁣
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And truly embracing what I find and understanding that by being my SELF —through sharing both the light and the dark will absolutely push some away. ⁣⁣
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I am okay with that.⁣⁣
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So as we celebrate a lighter day today (winter solstice yesterday), step into your light my friends, — and make peace with your dark corners too — honor your story, your path, your SELF.

— SPRINKLE YOUR CHEER—


⁣⁣ It’s ALL yours to take, yours to make, your to create!⁣⁣
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CHEERS to that, CHEERS to you, CHEERS to lighter days ahead!⁣⁣

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:: HOME - IS WHERE THE HEART IS AND THE HEALING HAPPENS ::

Home. A place where I remember, reflect, honor and celebrate. A place that feeds my soul but also presents old shadows from the past.⁣⁣⁣⁣
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Just like the leaves that fall every year, coming home reminds me that some things stay certain, stay warm + vibrant and others change, hold more weight and shift. All this encourages me to release shadows of my past. Memories that are woven into my fabric of life. ⁣⁣⁣⁣
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The journey back home into my emotions is a “colorful” journey and sometimes not always the brightest hues. But it’s a path, I choose to uncover knowing that I can’t heal what I hide.⁣⁣⁣⁣
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So yes the color, the moment or memory of chaos may not always be your fault, but it’s up to you how you wants to rediscover the shadows of your life. Take control of you, empower your life, Be-leaf (had to throw that in there) you are worthy, you are enough and proceed to heal with a fresh perspective and your brightest hues.⁣⁣⁣⁣
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It’s a called a journey because it’s not easy and it’s not going to happen overnight. It’s a journey though that I’m willing to put the time, focus, light and energy toward. Because at the end of day, I am my own cheerleader, my own life support. ⁣⁣⁣⁣
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And at the end of your day, YOU are your own cheerleader, your own life support. Take control and allow forgiveness for all that is. The shadows, the heavy leaves. Do the work, my friends. We go home to connect, to reflect, to remember, to grow, to heal.⁣

Home—yes, it’s where the heart is. And it is where the healing begins.

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