Sparkling Allison

American expat in Denmark, mom, lover of sparkles and staplers, avid book club member.

Lightly

Sparkling Allison

It's time again to choose a defining word for the coming year.

Last year, we were approaching our international move to Copenhagen, and all of the major life changes that come with that. So the word I chose was "big". And it was a big year. A huge one... and I learned a lot about myself not only because of all of the big changes but also in trying to be a bigger person overall. It felt appropriate.

So, as 2015 is approaching, I'm thinking about what I'd like to learn and reflect on and the word "lightly" keeps coming to mind. In particular, I'm inspired by this quote from Aldous Huxley's Island

“It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them.”