Friday, March 05, 2010

This Girl



A few years ago when I was starting at WW, I had to do a visualization exercise...I was supposed to imagine myself where I wanted to be at the end of the journey. While I believe that the idea of an end is certainly subjective, I visualized with all my dreamer, story-telling heart. And what did I visualize? A confident, thin (but not too thin) blond KaRyn standing in a pencil skirt (?) talking to a really good looking man. Way to get crazy with the dream, right?

Well, yesterday as I was walking through the streets of DC pondering my aloneness, I happened to glance at myself in a plate glass window. I stopped dead in my tracks. Because there she was...that girl in my visualization! She's in another big city, conquering another big fear, taking on another big challenge, making more big dreams. She's alive! She's ALIVE! And yeah, right now she's talking to herself (as usual) instead of the man, but she's real and more than that, she's me. Whoa. Whoa.

I'm not taking this moment for granted. It's ironic (or apropos) that it comes at a time when I'm recalibrating and thinking about what's next for my personal growth. Sometimes it's a gift to step back and see how far you've come.

7 comments:

Marianne & Clayton said...

And she consistently has the haircut that I want. Seriously, if I could just follow you from city to city to go to whoever you go to... maybe that can be my visualization.

Stella said...

I'm giving you a standing ovation. If you wanted to know.

Jon said...

I love that picture. You are one classy lady.

Krisanne said...

To be both stunning and wise. What a combination!

MB said...

I love THIS girl! (pointing to you!)
:) So, dinner? yes?

Kristin Collins Rasmussen said...

you seriously just Go Girl!! You look fabulous!!!!! (and yes, this is your long ago buddy from the mission field, and yes, I still stalk your blog because I think you're awesome, and yes, remember the ward clerk in Cburg? yes, I married his son, who I dated before college..funny how life comes around... talk about a tale for your list of crazy love stories :)
Hope you are doing well!! You look beautiful, and ditto to the comment on your hair!!

luminainfinite said...

I'm standing in the standing ovation toooooo!!!! YEAH KARYN!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU ARE SO FREAKING AMAZINGLY AWESOME I LOVE YOU SO MUCH YOU ARE PERFECT! clap clap clap clap love frenzy!