On my vacation I learned that every moment offers a lesson. How awesome is that? Did you just groan and say “Mary! No learning on vacation!”? I get it, but it was learning in a good way.
What does “in a good way” mean? Well it means there wasn’t a list from a teacher with stuff I had to get done. That isn’t a bad thing, but is a drag if you are on vacation in Las Vegas and you have to do homework. Just saying. This learning encompassed video games, my nephew, myself, my future and life itself.
I had the great opportunity to learn how to play a new Mario game for the Wii. My teacher was my nephew Ry. What I discovered is that I have my strengths in video games and that Ry is an awesome teacher! He was encouraging and positive. We were doing high-fives and I would get “There you go Aunt Mary! That was great! I knew you could do it!” Seriously, how awesome is that? When I didn’t do that well he was very kind, told me that I did well and to remember that I was still learning. I have to say that leaving that little boy was so very hard to do. I just adore that kid!
Jenn and I had great conversations when I was up there. I reminded that conversing with someone who has known you for forty years brings different dynamics to a conversation. While I truly hope that they were eye-opening for Jenn I can say that I learned so much about myself during them. It is amazing. I discovered that it is time to put myself doubt aside. It is what is keeping me back in the romantic world. I really thought I had moved past it, but I realized that it was the one thing in my way. If I don’t try I will never know if I can truly have a healthy relationship. So off to try we go.
I discovered that I love the music of Brian Henke. He is an artist on the guitar. Truly. I recommend his music to anyone. My cats adore him too! Great music to center too.
At the Gaiafest I was drawnto a necklace. It was lovely, but I also knew it wasn’t really what I was looking for. I went with my instincts and bought it. I promptly lost it. You know what? I am totally cool with that as I know that it is with the person it
to be with. Trusting my instincts and letting go.
The next thing that happened at Gaiafest was really interesting. I did a tarot reading. Now in all the years that I have gotten readings only two have ever touched on my romantic life. One was in my early twenties, at the beginning of the abusive relationship. Before anything went wrong. The little woman took one look at me, stated I was dating a much older man and that it was no good. That I had to end it. She was right on. The second reading was the one on Saturday. I was so amazing and not only to me, but to the woman who gave me the reading. I will discuss it more in another post, but I learned that I am on the right path and that is what matters.
After ten days of vacation, relaxing and learning I am in a great place. I will continue to grow as every day offers us that opportunity. I can’t wait!
Peace and blessings.