new year dawning

in the midst of reflections, reviews, and lists on the year's best/worst of this and that, i am thinking, of course, of new beginnings. few moments hold more power than that instance, in which we decide to take a course different than the one before. i don't set new year's resolutions; i am much more in alignment with the less rigid, natural, waxing and waning of the universe. uncertainty, i am learning, has a kind of intrigue. and if indeed anything is possible, why not hope for, and act in the direction of the best?

a long time in the making, i remain committed to a process of self-definition that is unlimited by external expectations. practicing faith is not without its challenges; thankfully though, i am still standing--and every now and then, in fabulous, three-inch heels!

i am grateful; i forgive; i allow; i let go.

and i wish for each of us, a year of the courage to be who we truly are, and a willingness to move boldly into the unknown.


Lisa said...

I have come to almost depend on my visits here for the reminder that I need to listen to what the universe is telling me and to be prepared to alter my course when the time is right. Thank you for being the person you are and for always reminding me of the importance of faith and courage.

A very Happy New Year to you!

Sherry said...

A beautiful post Olufunke. I rock on in those 3" heels!! :) Hope you are wearing them tonight to just celebrate life!!

I wish for you a very bright year ahead, filled with reflection and faith. Love and happiness. Challenge, risk and reaching. In abundance.

Thank you for becoming part of my world this year...I look forward to knowing you better as the next 365 days unfold.


iyan and egusi soup: said...

lisa, i always appreciate your visits, and thoughtful comments. like you, i too am learning to listen more carefully.

sherry, thank you for sharing in this journey; indeed, here is to a fabulous 365 days!

Carleen Brice said...

This was the perfect post for a new year! Thank you for sharing!

"if indeed anything is possible, why not hope for, and act in the direction of the best?" is going to be my mantra for 2008.

All the best to you!

iyan and egusi soup: said...

welcome back carleen! all the best to you too. you must be excited about your book's release next month!

Ello said...

WHat a beautiful post! A beautiful outlook for the new year! I love it. Happy new year to you! and I'm finally doing the tag that you gave me!

Sustenance Scout said...

Olufunke, I agree with everyone here that this post--a simple yet powerful reminder to stay true to one's self--offers an ideal perspective at the beginning of a brand-spanking new year. THANK YOU for all you write here. As Lisa noted, you never fail to inspire. Best, K.

iyan and egusi soup: said...

thank you, ello! i'll check your post.

karen, thank you so much; you can likely tell i'm quite excited about the possibilities for this year (really, for the future as a whole).