The definition of Romance on google is a feeling of excitement and mystery associated with love. It doesn't say another person, a thing or situation. Just a feeling associated with love. It involves all kinds of love. A sound bite that inspires me into the magical. Romancing things is juicy, conjures pleasure and fun, enthusiasm and allure.
I want to go forward in this new year with more love in all ways. Romance describes the mystery of life I am claiming this year. Not only romance with a partner, or love of my child or friends. Or even love of what I want to have or be. Romance in all ways. Even beyond what I can consider right now. It sounds enticing and a worthy way to live life! Words have such power of vibe, emotion, energy in motion, I want to see where this idea for 2020 takes me and how it feels!
This past year had such transition and ending. My mom died, the last parent I had. I lost my job of 3 years. My girl is in another state creating her life, I have an new page open. I want to enter it like it is part 3 or something beyond another chapter. I want to be inspired, feel passion and power energy again. Romancing life sounds like exactly what we all need in this sticky, challenging world.
I don't want to recycle things I have done before or at least not in the same way. We get in rhythms and patterns that can become stale and uninviting. We know the rules, we know what to do to feel and be better but we get caught in a circle. That is why I needed a view, a word, an energy vibe that empowers me to seek and experience life differently. Romancing it intrigues me.
I vow to find ways to romance myself. Looking for expressions from another time that I never got to be. Live my mission as to inspire romance in all work and connections. Romance my friends, the random toll guy, the stranger who offers a smile, the situations I am in and myself. I know I can find joy in any place, yet at this juncture, I want some fun and delight. I have an open canvas as big as in my 20s! Being so open can feel confusing. This word "Romance" conjures a whole other vibe to me that I must investigate and see how life can bring me pleasure through it.
Definition 2 of Romance is...a quality or feeling of mystery, excitement, and remoteness from everyday life. I like that I can be in the everyday, yet with romance find that sense of mystery and excitement. I want to feel that toward myself and my future, as a mystery to unlock rather than a problem, plan or issue to figure out. Knowing there is magic, synchronicity, delight in the smallest moments and in large events. I want to cultivate that in as many ways each day as I can. Remember the mystery of life as I have already lived. It is exciting, adventurous and filled with it all. Being on the edge of my seat not in panic, fear or confusion but in enthusiasm, awe and openness.
This is my intention and word for 2020. To find "Romance" in all ways. To remember it can be that way. Not that every minute is fluffy but we can all recircle back to feeling mystery vs, uncertainty. Enthusiasm rather than fear or panic. Optimism vs. pessimism. We can recatagorize or rework our views by coaxing them along a more fluid, enchanting path rather than allow the external or our patterns to run us. I want to play with this Romancing idea and see how it shifts and dances me. What that means or how i can flow with it beyond a lover to be the lover of all things.
I inspire you too perhaps to adopt such a thought in this new decade. We are all so serious. Things maybe are serious but we need to add the poetic path to draw us out of bed. Something that juices us up toward life and seeing the good, beautiful and funny. I really like this idea of romancing life and myself. A worthy word to live!
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