ICEBREAKER: WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU WANTED FOR A LONG TIME, BUT ONCE YOU ACQUIRED IT, IT WASN’T AS USEFUL AS YOU INITIALLY EXPECTED?
A few years back there was a trip, a retreat with a group of women who I would greatly resonate with, on paper. They were all highly intelligent, hugely creative, fearless and fun with just enough new age woo to make things interesting. It was an event that had been going on for years and I had yearned to be a part of it for close to a decade. Bonus? That particular year the venue was different so I thought I’d go. After all, I’d not be crashing their party as the whole long weekend would have a completely different vibe, right? Maybe it was because I was so keyed up to be a part of it that when I was there it was more meh than I had hoped. Don’t get me wrong, I am still friends with a number of those women (my roommate in particular) and continue to follow and interact with their intellectual, creative, fearless new age woo fun online. It just didn’t live up to the expectation I had set for the event.
GOING DEEPER: IF THERE IS AN AFTERLIFE OR REINCARNATION, WHAT ONE MEMORY FROM THIS LIFE WOULD YOU BRING WITH YOU?
I want to remember how unconditional love feels – to receive and to give – mentally, physically and emotionally. It has been one of the greatest gifts I’ve allowed myself. Letting love in (especially at this late date!) has been kindest gift I could give to myself.