As I look back on the last decade, I see many firsts, and many occasions in which I've sought to prove that I could do or achieve or be something. I have proven a very great deal, and I am grateful to be able to look back and see all that I have accomplished.
That being said, as I look forward into this next decade, I seek to shed the need for proof and to walk instead by faith: faith that joy is a signal of doing the right thing, rather than a sign of mere selfishness. Through joy, so much becomes possible. I choose to let go of the suspicion of joy I learned in myriad ways growing up. I choose to let joy be a compass. I choose to trust joy, and also to let go of unnecessary frustration and rumination. I choose to practice detachment for the sake of cultivating joy-rooted gratitude. I choose to let joy be my wayfood and the song of my heart.
I am delighted to begin this journey of joyous discernment, and to let my joy radiate in every corner of my life.