A couple of days ago on Facebook I asked, “What’s the best thing you’ve ever done?”
The responses were so great. They looked a little like this:
Gave birth to my children.
Helped to make my children.
Went backpacking in Australia for four months by myself.
Saved a couple of lives.
Got into Phish.
Faced my biggest fear.
Married my best friend.
Finding forgiveness and letting go.
Made a conscious decision to be kind everyday and to be grateful everyday.
Miracled eight people from Maine with great seats at a Grateful Dead show.
Then someone asked me what the best thing I’ve ever done was. At first I was stumped. I started going into the files of my brain to figure out what I did in my life that was so great. I couldn’t think of anything.
Then I realized the reason I couldn’t think of anything was because it was everything.
Everything I’ve ever done is the best thing I’ve ever done. Even the things I felt like the worst were the best because they all led me to where I am right here right now writing this blog to share with all of you fabulous people.
I am aware that it’s impossible to list all of the best things I’ve ever done, but here’s my list of some of the most monumental ones. Here they are for your reading pleasure:
- Forming into a human. I mean how amazing is that? All of the things that had to happen for me to become a human being is crazy and I did it. Go me! If you’re reading this I’m willing to bet that you formed into a human being too. Go you!
- Walking my neighbor who has special needs to the bus stop when I was in kindergarden because my intuition told me to. I also made sure that his mom knew what the homework assignments were.
- Doing my first back-handspring. It was so scary to jump upside down and to trust that my arms would be there to catch me. I did it and realized I was capable of things that seemed impossible.
- Riding my bike without peddling from Dewey Drive to Vanessa Lane. This was a big deal to all the kids in my neighborhood and I did it! My Miami Miss bike ruled! Getting me that sparkly purple bike was one of the best things “Santa” got me and “Santa” got me a lot of awesome things.
- Falling on stage during my solo at a really big dance competition. I stood up, kept on dancing and I won a gold medal. I learned even if you make mistakes pick yourself and keep going.
- After I tore my ACL as a New Jersey Nets Cheerleader, which at the time I thought was the worst thing to ever happen to me, I decided I wouldn’t get a “real job” because that isn’t what my heart wanted. I dreaded my hair to make me “unemployable” (I know this was all in my head, but it worked for me) and followed my heart even though I had no idea where I was going.
- Signing up for the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and paying for it with many birthday presents and by maxing out all of my credit cards. It scared the crap out of me to invest that much money (especially because I didn’t really have it) into something for myself, but holy moly was it worth it. I learned when you invest in yourself it always comes back ten fold.
- Guiding people who let out the authentic expression of themselves at festivals and shows the freedom to let that part out of themselves in their everyday lives. I am grateful everyday I get to do my calling for a living by writing about it, coaching and producing events and retreats.
- Leading a retreat. Last year I led my first retreat with Ryan Montbleau in Vermont. I didn’t know how to run a retreat as I never went to a retreat myself. I decided to create a retreat I would want to go to myself and it ended up being one of the most transformational experiences for everyone who was there including me. I learned if there is something you want to do even if you may have no idea what you’re doing you just do it anyway and you’ll figure it out.
- After many relationships including an abusive one I met a nice, good, standup man who makes my heart sing and I decided I was worth that kind of love. I married him!
- Having a miscarriage because when I shared about my experience it let others feel safe to share about their experience too. I also learned how amazing my body is. It realized the pregnancy wasn’t viable, ended it, cleansed it from my body and then restored itself back to normal. I didn’t trust my body could do something so great like that and was so wise until the miscarriage. Now I know my body rocks!!!
What are some of the best things you’ve ever done? Please share your best things by leaving a comment. I am so excited to read what you’ve done!
My next retreat is happening in a couple of weeks in Vermont and it would be so awesome if you were there with me experiencing the magic. There will be llamas, garden fresh chef cooked meals, Brock Butler of Perpetual Groove and we’re going to shift our lives from the everyday to the epic! If this sparks something in your soul click >>>here and check it out. If you are one of the next 4 people to sign up I will send you a check for $250 because you rock that much.
The awesome in me sees and bows to the awesome in you,