I’m overwhelmed with gratitude as of late. Many dear friends old and new are creating, launching and doing amazing things. Some are the best moms and wives I’ve ever laid eyes on and their tenderness and patience inspires me. Others have started new careers after juggling multiple jobs, and one old friend in particular is launching a new magazine this weekend called Flyover.
Knowing Bryce Bridges as I do this printed beauty will be stunning. A decade ago, he and a few other friends launched another magazine. It was also beautiful. Sadly, it didn’t survive. I have high hopes and great expectations for his latest endeavor, and I’m thrilled for him and all involved. I’ve had the great privilege of seeing sneak peaks of Flyover for years now. He’s been working on it FOR YEARS, which got me thinking about time and how long it can take to get things done. About how easy it is to get lost in the notion that success or projects or dreams and ideas just happen or fall in the laps of a lucky few when in reality there is an iceberg of effort, setbacks and triumphs that linger below the surface of any new beginning. It seems as though it’s the most tenacious among us who finally arrive.
My own book has taken nearly four years to come to fruition. This site is being redesigned (thank God) by the amazing Madison Neal as we speak, and we have a new year coming in a slow tumble straight toward our doors. All of this and these inspiring people have me thinking about adjectives and how I would like to describe 2015 as its 12 months go plodding along. I also wonder if I would be willing to set the adjectives in place and strive toward them even if the year is full of icebergs. Rather than writing New Year’s Resolutions around things I want to achieve or tasks I want to accomplish I’m going write down a set of adjectives like content, joyful and inspired then spend the year identifying, contributing to, and writing about what makes those adjectives a reality in my life. I thought Flyover would be a good place to start. Watching friends like Bryce, achieve his dream is pretty inspiring.